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The Problem With Rotating Disks

As mentioned in previous articles, what determines the minimum spot size on an optical disk is the signal to noise ratio: The better the ratio the smaller each spot can be; The smaller each spot the higher the information density; Read More

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WOW!!! . . .

First, from DailyTech: “One vendor demonstrated Barcelona to DailyTech running at 1.6GHz. Current AMD Barcelona samples are not scaling too well. AMD partners confirmed the highest running, POST and OS capable, Barcelona processor is 2.0 GHz. AMD previously posted benchmarks Read More

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Enano

As we are now starting to see 1000 watt PC power supplies, I was interested to see the Enano PC. This is a PC in a 8.8″ x 6.8″ x 1.65″ footprint which uses power sparingly – about 20-25 watts Read More

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Empire

We’ve recently ran some articles on Ubuntu as an up-and-coming freeware contender in the OS market. While not there yet, Ubuntu’s commitment and resources make it a serious contender. Apparently Microsoft is not about to step aside and let these Read More

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Classmate vs. XO, Part II . . .

In part one of this piece, we spoke a bit about the differences between Intel and OLPC, both in their organizational attitudes and their machines. However, such differences dwindle down to trivialities compared to the real issue: How much bang Read More