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It’s a rather silly question, drawing a number of equally inane responses. Anyone from Dell through to Dodgy Jimmy at the corner PC store will sell you a tool appropriate to your needs – whether that be a workaday carpenter’s hammer or a finely built CNC lathe.
Update: A conversation jogged my memory about the Logitech Pile’o’Crap MX5000. I actually purchased one of these puppies after getting excited about the integrated LCD. I have since sold it, and have to say it rates a poorly 2/10 on my gadget-o-meter. Here’s a brief review: It’s a keyboard right? Keyboards are meant to submit [...]
I’ve just thrown down for a new graphics card: the XFX NVidia 7900GT, and it rocks. I was tossing around the idea of a cheaper upgrade – expanding my current 6600GT to a dual 6600GT SLI setup – but was swayed by the excellent benchmarks and overclockability of the 7900GT. It saddens me that I’ve [...]
I had a wee play last night, and first impressions are that it’s hugely more stable than the Feb CTP, and there also seem to be fewer ‘security warning‘ boxes popping up all over the place. The ones that do pop up are more authoritative, with the background greying out and the dialog popping to [...]
It is crushing my resolve. Slowly but surely. Chipping away at my diamond-hard Wintel shell. Just sitting there looking all sultry.
Just weeks after a $13,000 bounty was won by some enterprising hackers who managed to get Windows dual booting on an Intel Mac, Apple has come out and announced official support for dual booting. Hundreds of people are linking to this, so I’ll just point you at the Memeorandum conversation. From Apple:
The specs of the latest batch of NVidia cards are either impressive or depressing, depending on which way you look at it. 51 Gigabytes per second of memory is a fucking huge firehose by anyone’s estimation, but like any firehose you need a damn big pump to feed it. In this case we’re talking 120 [...]
I don’t like to sound like a total copycat of all the other doubters, but to me, the February CTP build of Windows Vista can be summarised thusly: Just like XP but a bit more sexy looking and a bit slower and less responsive (this is with the sexy ‘Aero’ interface running on a NVidia [...]
Breaking news: new Mac notebooks will run intel Core Duo processors and be renamed “MacBook Pro”. Specs here: As a long time PC user and PC software developer, I can sum this all up in three words: I am tempted. Never before, but now I am tempted. There’s also a new Intel iMac, and a [...]