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Leading at high resolutions: GeForce FX 5900 Ultra

NVIDIA promotes its new GeForce FX 5900 Ultra chip as "the fastest GPU in history". It may be, but if so, it isn't by much. In tests with current games, our 5900 Ultra reference card, equipped with 256MB of SDRAM, gave a relatively small performance ...

LINUXWORLD SF - The penguin plugs along

Legal efforts by The SCO Group Inc. to license technology that many thought was open source seemed to weigh heavily on exhibitors and attendees at the recent LinuxWorld in the US, but it didn't slow the display of PCs and servers loaded with Linux ap...

Geeks triumph at LinuxWorld Penguin Bowl

From Linux kernels and chemistry to lawsuits, all things nerdy and newsworthy were fair game at the Golden Penguin Bowl, a fixture of the LinuxWorld conference meeting here this week.

Desktop Linux products on parade

Attendees of the Desktop Linux Summit held last week in San Diego spent two days reveling in the growing number of games, PCs, software applications, and peripherals that are now compatible with the underdog operating system.

TechXNY: Lexmark shows two all-in-ones

Targeting buyers with tight budgets, Lexmark International Inc. has unveiled a pair of all-in-one devices that replace copier, fax machine, scanner, and printer in one fell swoop. The PrinTrio and X125 multifunction devices are being shown here this ...

Nvidia launches next-generation graphics chips

The PC graphics game entered a new level Wednesday as Nvidia Corp. launched two new graphics processors. The pricier GeForce4 Titanium chip boasts specifications designed to make PC gamers drool, while the budget GeForce4 MX chip offers improved grap...

Geeks, Nerds Rally at LinuxWorld Penguin Bowl

LinuxWorld's own version of the Weakest Link game show, The Golden Penguin Bowl, proves that knowing the difference between TCPIP and CPIP as well as the breed of parrot in Monty Python's Dead Parrot sketch can come in handy.

Deal means ATI graphics chips may get cheaper

Just as the world's largest processor vendor has its "Intel Inside" logo emblazoned on the vast majority of PCs, ATI Technologies' name could soon be plastered on graphic cards from many different vendors. And that could help lower prices for cards u...

Microsoft Linux: Forecast or fantasy?

The year is 2010 and when you boot up your PC, you're no longer greeted with a four-color Windows pane logo, but instead you see Tux, the fat black-and-white Linux penguin. Most of your applications are different from ten years ago, but one program f...

DoubleClick Relents

Online ad firm admits mistake; privacy advocates claim pressure caused change of heart.

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