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Memory Lane, Part I . . .

While we’ve been talking about Vista drivers, some have asked, “Is this really anything new?” That’s a fair enough question, so I went searching around to see what the situation was shortly after some other OS releases. Today, we’ll talk Read More

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My Vista Upgrade Experience

NOTE: I received this user submission and while I can’t say this is typical, it just does not surprise me at all: Let me begin this by stating that I am writing this on an un-Activated/No CD-Key/Activation-Cracked copy of Windows Read More

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Barcelona and Buyouts . . .

Barcelona and Floating Point We have now seen the claim that AMD’s upcoming Barcelona chip will have beefed-up floating point operations. From the article: Early testing on prototypes shows 42 percent greater performance than Intel’s Clovertown on some kinds of Read More

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Assume Nothing . . .

Even people buying new machines can often have legacy hardware issues. For instance, printers. Just for an example, if you take a look at HP’s Vista compatibility list, you’ll find that a few products aren’t and won’t be supported at Read More

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Sell Or Else . . .

Digitimes recently pointed out that sales of Vista-based notebooks are going to soar shortly. Why? Because most people aren’t going to get any choice in the matter since, “Microsoft has ruled that branded makers upgrade all of their consumer notebooks Read More