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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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Vista SP1 nuked my network file copies
— 8:55 PM on April 3, 2008

Recently, I built a storage server for my LAN and migrated all of my important documents over to it.  Even more recently, I built myself...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Hit by the Red Ring of Death
— 3:24 PM on March 10, 2008

After more than a year and a half of hosting epic table tennis battles and endless laps around the Nurburgring, my Xbox 360 finally succumbed...

Type: Blog post Tags: Game consoles

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Kitchen PC hushed
— 6:27 PM on February 20, 2008

When I set out to build a new family PC, it needed to be small, attractive and quiet.  No need for anything crazy like Mini-ITX,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Cooling Miscellaneous

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Retest day
— 9:15 AM on January 29, 2008

January 17, 2008   We were finally able to make it up to the mountains again to finish what we...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Linux-Unix Networking

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How Intel ruined my Christmas vacation
— 4:00 PM on January 11, 2008

Okay, Intel didn't actually spoil my entire vacation, but it came awfully close. To understand why, you need to go back a couple of months:...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Windows

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Behold Thumper: Sun's SunFire X4500 storage server
— 9:28 PM on December 27, 2007

In July of 2006, Sun added an interesting new machine to their lineup of Opteron-based x86 servers. It was codenamed 'Thumper' during...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage Systems Linux-Unix Servers

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AMD aims to unify SFF PCs with DTX spec
— 5:26 PM on October 22, 2007

Ever since we laid eyes on Shuttle's first cube, we've been enamored with the concept of small, quiet, yet capable PCs. AMD's proposed DTX...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling

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The Vista nerd rage feedback loop
— 3:46 PM on October 1, 2007

Ask anyone in the techie community about Windows Vista, and they'll tell you the same thing:...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Confessions of a console convert
— 12:55 PM on July 6, 2007

I've been a PC gamer for as long as I can remember. Those memories begin with "LOAD *.*,8,1" on a Commodore 64 in elementary...

Type: Blog post Tags: Game consoles

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Wheeling my way around a 360
— 4:08 PM on June 15, 2007

They say that the only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys, and that sounds about right to me. You see,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Game consoles

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Vista upgrade thoughts
— 9:56 AM on February 28, 2007

I finally made the jump to Windows Vista earlier this month. To be honest, I couldn't wait to get away from Windows XP. As accustomed...

Type: Blog post Tags: Windows

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Sony owes me $14,000
— 12:17 PM on February 19, 2007

I've been spending an increasing amount of time playing console games recently, so I've been watching Sony's PlayStation 3 launch with rather keen interest. And...

Type: Blog post Tags: Game consoles

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Windows Vista's new spin on licensing
— 12:21 AM on January 30, 2007

WE'VE HEARD ALL MANNER of tinfoil hattery about Windows Vista's schemes for copy protection,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Windows

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Vista testing begins... cautiously
— 2:14 PM on January 26, 2007

At long last, we have the final version of Windows Vista in house and have begun doing some testing with it. I've been following...

Type: Blog post Tags: Windows

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Gripped by Gears of War
— 7:11 PM on December 21, 2006

I've been playing shooters since Wolfenstein 3D, so I've pretty much seen everything the genre has had to offer over the years. Sadly, the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Game consoles

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Microsoft versus Europe: Facts and fiction
— 6:35 PM on September 21, 2006

There's been a lot of trash-talking and a fair amount of misinformation about the European Commission's antitrust case against Microsoft lately. Some people go so...

Type: Blog post Tags: Windows

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A pair of water coolers compared
— 12:11 AM on April 19, 2006

FOR YEARS, WATER COOLING has been reserved for the most committed overclocking and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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