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New Year

With 2007 rapidly fading, here’s some forward looking articles that may be of interest: IT People, Places, Things to Hear More or Less About in ’08 In 2007, AMD was plagued by rising debt, shrinking market share, and mounting financial

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Yeahs and Nays For 2007 . . .

Computing Event of the Year The Year of Implosion It was the year of publicly heading to hell. The most prominent Hades-header was AMD, who talked and talked and talked for the first eight months of the year, then couldn’t

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The Snow White Strategy . . .

For the moment, due to lack of money and/or the inability to get any more from outside sources, AMD is going to hunker down in its new $270 million office complex and start starving itself. Renovation of Fab30 will be

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The 0GHz Processor . . .

Digitimes has more information on tri- and dual core processors, see here and here. The tricores will begin inauspiciously with TLB-challenged B2 stepping tricores, running at 2.3 and 2.1GHz. If you’ve been holding off on buying a Phenom because they’re

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More FUD . . .

Slightly faster Phenom processors will be delayed until the second quarter, according to mobo makers. They blame it on the TLB. Is that true? Will B3 be the only answer to that, or is TLB cover for B3 problems? Who

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Phenom Black Edition . . .

AMD announced its “Black Edition” Phenom yesterday. It is a 2.3GHz Phenom with the multiplier removed. It’s easy to see why AMD would want to put out this product. It lets them sell more of these troubled B2 stepping chips,

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Why It Is Good To Be King . . .

There is further confirmation the lower-end Penryns will be delayed, as we mentioned a little while back. While we still suspect some minor errata is part of the reason for the delay, it’s possible marketing played a role, too: “Intel

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Ubuntu 7.10

SUMMARY: More progress towards a true Windows alternative. The latest version of Ubuntu was released 10/15/2007 and I just got around to checking it out. I have been following Ubuntu’s progress for a little over a year (see Ubuntu –

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AMD: 2008 . . .

Yesterday, we covered the major financial points made at the analyst meeting. We then put high finance on the backburner since the company isn’t going to go under anytime soon, which is all most reading this are concerned about. However,