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    Windows 2000 in 32MB RAM

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    In the days of 64-bit, one tends to forget that RAM once was a scarce resource. Here 's how Daniel Iversion, a Dane in Australia, made W2K work in 32MB RAM.
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    MSN Search

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    Of course you know the MSN web search is powered by 64-bit Windows. In one of his recent posts , Scoble compares Google vs. MSN Search. When I was still using 32-bit Windows on my laptop, I was a happy user of both desktop search engines. Under 64-bit...
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    A note to owners of an eMachine M6805, M6809 or M6811 notebook

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    When the first M6805 appeared on the market, I ordered one. It was one of the first publicly available 64-bit notebooks, powered by AMD’s Athlon64 processor. Nice box. I still use it as a print-, file- and web server on the Intranet. I just got notice...
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    Ferrari 4000 test drive (after one week)

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    Almost a week that I run Windows XP Professional x64 Edition on the Ferrari 4000 now. So far I do not have any complaints. The fan never stops even though it is only moving cold air. And I gave up on the Bluetooth mouse. It does not respond well to movements...
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    Oracle changes its mind about multicore licensing

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    In Computerworld back in October Jacqueline Woods, vice president of Oracle Corp.'s global licensing and pricing strategy said: “We don't have a position with respect to dual-core processors. A core is equal to a CPU, and all cores are required to be...
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    Intel to roll out new Itanium chips

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    Can't wait to see the first system and play with it! This is what I would call "Power to the People" in the 64-bit world. I can already almost hear the sound of the cooling fans in the distance. More news and details about the Madison family.
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    Will you be fortunate with 64-bit?

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    Don't know but here is a Fortune Teller (some assembly required) that will help you to find out: Click the image for a bigger image. You will get best results by saving the picture locally before printing. And don't forget to use a color printer...
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    Ferrari 4000 test drive (Part VI)

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    Now I am happy. Barb Bowman (MVP-Windows Networking/Media Center/Security) sent me a link to Acer's FTP site. And guess what, it has all the 64-bit drivers needed to run XP x64 Edition on the Ferrari 4000. Can't wait to install them on the release build...
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    64-bit CPU pricing

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    Even 64-bit computing does not com for free. It is, compared to the value in terms of performance and power you get, a lot cheaper compared to "only" 32-bit, but you still have to pay for the system and the processor of course. Now, like in the good old...
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    Cheapest 64-bit CPU

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    The INQUIRER did some investigation which might be the cheapest 64-bit CPU in the market. Also, check out " AMD 64-bit Semprons cost a bit more, or less "
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    Ferrari 4000 test drive (Part V)

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    Still no luck with the Broadcom driver. It seems to be a BCM4318 and there is currently no driver for 64-bit Windows. I tried to tweak the INF file for a 4320 w/o success L . And the AMD website is of no help either. Next thing PowerDVD installation...
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    Ferrari 4000 test drive (Part IV)

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    Yesterday was review time, so not too much time to “play”. I already installed the base OS like mentioned earlier . Missing “out of the box” drivers were no big deal; except for the wireless driver. So far no feedback from AMD on that. But I should have...
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    Ferrari F4000 test drive (Part III)

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    Just finished the x64 XP install on the second partition of the 100 MB hard drive. The disk is partioned into 3 sections, one small EISA partition for system restore I guess and 2 NTFS partitions, roughly 45GB each. Both are formatted FAT32 out of the...
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    Ferrari F4000 test drive (Part II)

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    Haven't had a chance to install the 64-bit OS yet. AMD told we, once all drivers for 64-bit are available (the modem driver is known to be not yet ready ), customers will have the chance to pick and choose whether they want XP 32-bit or XP 64-bit pre...
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    Ferrari F4000 test drive (Part I)

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    But I have to share this with you! A few minutes ago a colleague from a company we work a lot with, AMD, came to my office. I met him on his way to my office with a package in hands. He handed me the cardboard box, making one of my dreams come true. The...
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    Dualcore, Multicore, Multithread (II)

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    Intel just posted an article about the basics of parallel programming and related algorithms: "Parallelism is coming to everything from laptops to high-end servers. It will exist at multiple levels with multiple cores per chip, multiple sockets per...
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    MKS Toolkit 9.0 is available for x64 and Itanium

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    "Customers deploying performance-intensive applications on 64-bit Intel® processor-based systems can experience enhanced scalability, performance and cost reduction," said Melissa Laird, general manager of Intel's Developer Relations Division. "With MKS...
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    Longhorn 64-bit Preview at PCWorld

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    “Microsoft has yet to announce minimum Longhorn system requirements, but for PC buyers seeking insurance that a new system will run Longhorn, the company advises getting 512MB of RAM and a "modern" CPU--more than Windows XP needs. As with most of the...
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    You just installed 64-bit Windows and can't find your printer driver?

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    ThinPrint might have what you are looking for. Haven't tried it yet but the idea sounds compelling: "The newly announced 64-bit version of the .print Engine will enable printing under x64 Windows with every 32-bit printer driver. Thanks to the patent...
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