Crucial Radeon X850 XT 256MB PCI-E

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Hardware
Reviews

Crucial came forward to offer this portion of that market offering the ATi Radeon X850 XT 256MB card following the reference design, which currently is o­ne of the fastest cards o­n the planet. Let us see what this card is made of and what it can offer the hardcore enthusiast.

power over ethernet

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Sci/Tech

power over ethernet lets you add a dc voltage source to the unused pairs in your ethernet cable. this power can be used to power devices that are poe compatible by just plugging the cable into them.

Yes, ad-savvy Google scans your Gmail

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Web

There are a lot of reasons some people will hate this, on principle. It is an invasion of privacy, a sneaky way to sell you something, proof that no matter how hip a company may seem, when they get a little success, they start acting like Big Brother. Or Darth Vader.

millions 'wasted' on software piracy convictions

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Legal

Software piracy should be part of the cybercrime agenda, but given a low priority. The millions the DrinkorDie case cost could have been spent investigating more serious crimes and extending the training of police and prosecutors.

Installing Linux : A present-day Odyssey?

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Linux

Now that Windows was installed, it was time for me to install Linux. I had a spare 120GB PATA disk, and decided to dedicate it to Linux all by itself. So I took my Ubuntu CD (another change of heart I had lately – I abandoned my sweet Gentoo for Ubuntu, growing tired of long compilation times) and installed the OS. Installation was not a problem here as well; and after a while I rebooted to Ubuntu. That is where the problems started.

E3 2005 winds down: Was it good for you?

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Gaming

E3 organizer talks about the trials and tribulations of putting on the world's greatest game expo.

Debate pits open source Linux against Microsoft

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Linux
Microsoft

Many argue that Linux, for a variety of reasons, is a better operating system than any product from Microsoft's Windows line. However, for every Linux lover it's not too hard to find someone who will take the opposing viewpoint.

AMD to launch dual-core 64 on May 31

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Hardware

AMD will launch the first dual-core version of its Athlon 64 desktop processor at Taiwan's Computex trade show on May 31.

Microsoft calls in the FBI

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Microsoft

Microsoft has hired former FBI Special Agent Edward Gibson as its new chief security advisor in the UK.

Paris Hilton hacked thanks to old school scamming

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Security

One of the now notorious Paris Hilton hacker gang - who lifted pictures and celebrities' numbers from the 'heirhead''s T-Mobile Sidekick phone - has revealed he's no technical genius, just a dab hand at old-fashioned offline scamming.

Windows cheaper to patch than OSS

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Linux
Microsoft

A Microsoft-commissioned study has sparked heated debate by claiming that Windows software is cheaper to patch than open-source alternatives.

Teenager Develops User Friendly GNU Linux OS

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Linux

The main feature of this operating system is that, any person who is familiar with Microsoft Windows OS can handle this operating system very easily. The desktop of this operating system is arranged so as to make it friendly to the user. It comes with a wide range of application programs, which are pre-installed. It can be run completely from CD without installation with options of installing a hard disk.

Video game makers seek more fun

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Gaming

We've been going down a road where games have become very complicated and complex and people have been missing that fun factor.

Google's Home Page Gets Personal

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Web

Users will be able to view news, weather, and Gmail messages on the company's home page.

Investors to commercialize open source

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OSS

Increasingly, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are using open-source software and a subscription-pricing model to build new companies. In particular, the area of open-source infrastructure software, which is typically an expensive purchase for customers, has seen a great deal of activity.

Radio receivers record cosmic rays hitting Earth

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Sci/Tech

A small prototype array in Germany has detected several radio flashes from cosmic rays that smack into the Earth's upper atmosphere.

Price of next-gen gaming? $1,710

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Gaming

Want to enjoy the full experience of a next generation console game? It could cost you somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,710.

Internet Phones Given 911 Deadline

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Sci/Tech

Internet phone providers were ordered Thursday to begin supplying reliable 911 emergency call service after regulators heard an anguished Florida woman describe how she was unable to summon help to save her dying infant daughter.

Big Linux 2.1 (3D) Screenshots

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Linux

A new version of BIG LINUX has been released. Besides being the first Linux distribution with 3D desktop capabilities (in GNOME and KDE), the most important improvement in BIG LINUX 2.1 is the ability to use a web cam with AMSN.

phoronix.com has posted some nice screenshots.

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