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Posted by meshal on Monday, August 14, 2006 @ 02:49:52 EDT (6059 reads)


The Abit KN9 Ultra is backed by the NVIDIA MCP55 Ultra and supports IEEE-1394a, Dual Gigabit LAN, and all of the other Abit extras we are delighted to see back. The KN9 Ultra certainly looks like it may stack up well on paper, but let us see if Abit has truly returned to their famed past.

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Posted by meshal on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 @ 18:09:22 EDT (7199 reads)
phoronix.com :

Earlier this morning, NVIDIA publicly unveiled their new 7800 GTX (G70) GPU for immediate availability. Some of its features include CineFX 4.0, eight vertex processing units, improvements in the pixel-shader, and improved anti-aliasing. In addition, the NVIDIA G70 now uses an 110nm @ TSMC process, 80 million more transistors than the GeForce 6800, and runs at a 430MHz core / 600MHz GDDR3 clock speed. We will be bringing numerous 7800 GTX Linux reviews as the week's progress.

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Posted by meshal on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 @ 07:09:10 EDT (7328 reads)

Earlier in the day ATI released their new Catalyst 5.6 drivers. These new Windows drivers offer such new features as mobile support, an improved Catalyst Control Center (CCC), re-vamped Catalyst AI for gamers, and several other intuitive features. However, we wouldn’t be bringing you this article if there wasn’t anything to share about the Linux side of things. Today we have a look at the entirely new ATI Linux driver installer and ATI Control Panel.

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Posted by meshal on Friday, June 03, 2005 @ 16:22:34 EDT (7265 reads)
anandtech.com :

It is a professional 64 bit Dream machine with supersonic speed! It is beautiful. It is about the ultimate user friendliness. It is about a lifestyle. It is a class apart. You guessed it - I am parroting Apple’s marketing.

For some reason, the performance of Apple’s gorgeous machines has been wrapped in a shroud of mystery. Yes, you could find a benchmark here and there, with one benchmark showing that the PowerMac is just a mediocre PC while another shows it off as a supercomputer, the unchallenged king of the personal computer world.

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Posted by meshal on Friday, May 20, 2005 @ 10:25:04 EDT (7064 reads)
linuxhardware :

?Last month we took our first look at dual-core processors in the form of AMD's Opteron processors. While those processors are targeted at servers and workstations, AMD still had dual-core desktop parts to deliver. Today we bring you the first look at dual-core Athlon 64 parts, dubbed Athlon 64 X2, under Linux. We'll run through the numbers as usual but also throw in a mix of information on support, stability, cost, availability, and a few other key points on these new chips. Will dual-core on the desktop make you run out and buy a new processor?

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Posted by aziz on Sunday, April 10, 2005 @ 15:00:36 EDT (7313 reads)

The wildly popular Debian-based Ubuntu Linux distribution released its newest version, code-named Hoary Hedgehog, today. But Debian's own offering, code-named Sarge, remains on the sidelines.

The question of which Linux distribution is the most popular is a difficult one to measure.

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Posted by aziz on Monday, January 31, 2005 @ 20:08:35 EST (5460 reads)

"In an article published in IT Week, Roger Howorth discussed lab results that indicated how the latest version of the open-source Samba file and print server software out-performed commercial Windows 2003 Server. The latest version of Samba, the software that helped put Linux on the technology map, has new features that make it compatible with Microsoft Active Directory. Linux thus can authenticate users from an existing Active Directory..."

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Posted by meshal on Saturday, August 28, 2004 @ 11:01:32 EDT (4957 reads)
ATi Drivers & Linux : Some questions for ATI from our HardForum readers about ATI's Linux drivers. Some of these answers will likely make things a bit more clear for our Linux users..
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Posted by aziz on Sunday, August 15, 2004 @ 17:26:04 EDT (6490 reads)

Samba beats Windows

Samba 3 runs rings around Windows Server 2003 in file serving performance
Roger Howorth, IT Week

Tests by IT Week Labs show the latest version of the open-source Samba file and print server software is 2.5 times faster than Windows Server 2003 in the same role.

The news comes as many firms are grappling with the consequences of Microsoft ending support for NT4, coupled with uncertainty about when Microsoft will next update Windows. The performance difference between Windows Server 2003 and Samba 3 has increased dramatically compared with Samba 2 and Windows 2000 Server.

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Posted by meshal on Saturday, May 22, 2004 @ 19:23:01 EDT (4699 reads)
Fedora Core 2 is the latest release of Red Hat's community supported Linux distribution. This release is available on 4 CDs (+ 4 CDs sources) or 1 DVD, and for x86-compatible (32-bit) and AMD64 (64-bit) platforms. compelet story
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