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Diggin' out
— 12:39 PM on September 5, 2009

So, yeah. I've been living with Mac OS X 10.6—aka Snow Leopard—for a week now. The short review is this: If you're not reviewing (or...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Mac

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So that's why it only costs $29
— 6:01 PM on August 31, 2009

Last Saturday, I decided to head down to my local Apple reseller and grab a copy of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The new...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Mac

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Windows 7: A desktop user's take
— 3:07 PM on August 26, 2009

Does Windows 7 really live up to the hype? Is it a worthwhile upgrade over Vista and XP for desktop users and enthusiasts? We took...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Battle of the elements: air vs. water CPU cooler showdown
— 3:26 PM on June 11, 2009

Water cooling is typically complicated and expensive, but you can now buy factory-sealed, all-in-one kits for little more than a high-end air cooler. Join...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Trying out Windows 7's XP Mode
— 3:04 PM on May 11, 2009

Late last month, Microsoft revealed plans to offer a free Windows XP virtualization solution to users of Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate. In a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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The case for a secondary motherboard OS
— 10:08 PM on March 26, 2009

It seems like every year, someone thinks that Linux is on the verge of making real inroads on the desktop. And every year, the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Operating systems

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A look at four X25-E Extreme SSDs in RAID
— 10:17 PM on January 26, 2009

Intel's X25-E Extreme SSD is easily the fastest flash drive on the market. Heck, it's just about the quickest 32GB you can plug into a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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ACard's ANS-9010 Serial ATA RAM disk
— 11:08 PM on January 20, 2009

We haven't heard much about RAM disks since Gigabyte's i-RAM, but now ACard has one that supports up to 64GB of DDR2 memory, has dual...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Thoughts on the Windows 7 beta
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2009

I've already written at length about my (generally positive) appraisal of Windows Vista, yet I'm still eagerly looking forward to Windows 7. While I find...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Hitachi's Deskstar E7K1000 hard drive
— 2:13 PM on January 2, 2009

Hitachi has updated its terabyte Deskstar with a new model that packs 334GB per platter. The E7K1000 is optimized for enterprise, promising solid performance with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Intel's X25-E Extreme solid-state drive
— 10:25 PM on November 23, 2008

Intel's new X25-E Extreme SSD reads at 250MB/s, writes at 170MB/s, has near-instantaneous seek times, and may very well be the fastest drive you can...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Windows 7, or Vista Second Edition?
— 8:25 PM on October 30, 2008

As an early adopter, I'm a bit used to being burned by my purchases. Formats die, product availability and support are usually low, and the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Western Digital's RE3 hard drive
— 11:05 PM on September 28, 2008

Western Digital has spun off an enterprise-class RE3 hard drive based on its high-performance Caviar Black desktop model. Keep reading to see what kind...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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VelociRaptor Redux: Now with final firmware
— 1:59 AM on June 20, 2008

Western Digital's VelociRaptor proved to be the fastest SATA drive on the market when it was launched back in April, but our intial impressions were...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Slow Vista SP1 file copies: no fix yet!
— 12:21 PM on April 29, 2008

After my post about slow file copies with Windows Vista SP1, some of you offered potential fixes and asked for an update once the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Networking

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Western Digital's VelociRaptor VR150 hard drive
— 7:00 AM on April 21, 2008

Few hard drives are iconic as Western Digital's Raptor, and now there's a new one: the VelociRaptor VR150. Read on to see if a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Overclocking Intel's Xeon X3320 processor
— 12:52 AM on April 16, 2008

The Xeon X3320 shares the same 45nm Penryn core as the Core 2 Quad Q9300, but with a lower operating voltage that hints at greater...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1: A performance check
— 8:58 PM on April 3, 2008

How does Service Pack 1 affect Windows Vista's day-to-day performance in common desktop applications and games? We've run a host of benchmarks in order to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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