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#986| source: The Register by maximum3d on Wed Oct 30 2002 
SuSE Linux makes its pitch for the Windows desktop
SuSE is pitching for the mainstream office client market with the announcement today of SuSE Linux Desktop, which it ominously describes as the "first element of SuSE's product campaign for the utilization of Linux on workstations." The product, which will ship from January, is aimed squarely at existing Windows users, companies and individuals with no previous Linux experience.
#985| source: PC Advisor by maximum3d on Wed Oct 30 2002 
3GHz P4 launch date set for 14 November
Intel's Pentium 4 processor is set to reach 3GHz on 14 November. The chip, which will run at 3.06GHz, will also be the first desktop processor to include hyperthreading, the performance enhancing technology already found in Xeon server processors, that allows multiple software threads to run more efficiently on a single processor
#984| source: Reuters by maximum3d on Wed Oct 30 2002 
RealNetworks Releases Digital Media Player Code
RealNetworks on Tuesday made the source code for its Internet media playing software available for other software and hardware makers to use in their products, in a push to make its technology the industry standard before rival Microsoft Corp.
#983| source: by crossbow on Tue Oct 29 2002 
Optimize This!
Get out the industrial sized fans...its time to blow the PR smoke away. Ed and the Gang body slam all the hyperthreading bs into the ground with a quick blurb about "unfair optimizations".

#982| source: by crossbow on Tue Oct 29 2002 
HyperThreading...Its Not Just For Kids
This one's a dually. Literarly. Tired of all the SMT BS talk at the water cooler? Wondering if the new Intel chips are going to give your app a 90,000% Performance increase? Or is that just a benchmark made up number? Read up on Hyperthreading at

#981| source: by crossbow on Tue Oct 29 2002 
Microsoft Pisses Everyone Off...Again
Microsoft announces dropping all support for operating systems prior to Windows 2000 SP3 for their latest release of Office 11. Joy.
#980| source: by crossbow on Tue Oct 29 2002 
Pump It Down...Way Down.
If you can't beat the heat...pump it out. A new technology is on the way to integrate a more efficent cooling systems for cpu's. Looks like an interactive peltier. Pretty cool just the same.
#979| source: by crossbow on Tue Oct 29 2002 
Attractive Woman + Abit Ti 4200 = Video Review
Ok so his wife isn't giving the review, but just the same, this is one heck of a way to check out how noisy that abit card is, just sit back, turn on the speakers, and feel the power of 7,000 rpm of cooling goodness.

#978| source: by crossbow on Tue Oct 29 2002 
Wet and Wild...or Just Slippery?
Kyle takes another dive into retail water cooling with the Koolance EXOS. This simple system is both external and easy to use, finally bringing a very useful "kit" to the water cooling market. Now even I can do it!
#977| source: by crossbow on Tue Oct 29 2002 
Little Hurricane of Noise
If you can't get in contact with the tech-report guys, its cause they can't hear you due to the ear plugs...supposedly this new abit gf4 ti 4200 is the loudest freaking video card on the planet.

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