MICROSOFT RELEASES VISTA 2006 BETA 1 (FORMERLY "LONGHORN")

Here are the key features: For complete details and screen shots go to our Windows Vista page: http://www.commodore.ca/windows/vista/windows_vista.htm GUI: New interface called Aero which appears to be me to be little more than a simple new skin. DEPLOYMENT: Windows Imaging Format (WIM) which stores images (like Ghost and RIS, including the Windows CD image) as files rather than copies of sectors. This results in different images sharing files thereby dramatically reducing image sizes. For example,…

AMD Delivers Dual-Core CPU: Athlon 64 X2

betanews.com As expected, AMD has announced the immediate availability of its dual-core processors for desktop PCs. The Athlon 64 X2 was unveiled at the Computex conference in Taiwan and pits AMD against rival Intel’s Pentium D, which launched late last week. Swapping their usual positions, however, Intel is taking the value-oriented approach with its dual-core offerings. The Athlon 64 X2 includes two CPU cores on a single processor, which enables the chip to better handle…

Funny Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Stuff

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Microsoft Giving Away 9,072 Xbox 360s

betanews.com Microsoft and Pepsi have announced a way that Xbox fans can get their hands on an Xbox 360 earlier than its planned holiday release date. Starting August 28, Pepsi will give out an Xbox 360 every 10 minutes – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for nine weeks. With the contest is ending October 30, the console is likely set for a public launch in early November. For those wondering, 9,072 Xboxes…

CommVEx 2005: Commodore Vegas Expo

To see what is old and new with (primarily) 8 bit Commodore machines, go to http://www.commodore.ca/forum. It contains information and provides you with a place to ask questions about the Commodore Vegas Expo schduled for late July 2005. Share This With Your Friends Now:

Top Spammer Gets 9 Years in Prison

By Nate Mook, BetaNews A Virginia judge has sentenced spammer Jeremy Jaynes to nine years in prison for sending over 10 million e-mails a day with the aid of 16 broadband lines. Because the case marks the first felony prosecution for spam, however, Judge Thomas Horne postponed the sentence while the ruling is appealed. Jeremy Jaynes, who was considered one of the top ten spammers in the world by Spamhaus, was found guilty last November…

Microsoft Completes Groove Buyout

By Ed Oswald, BetaNews Microsoft announced Friday that its $120 million acquisition of Groove Networks had completed, just days after a Delaware court threw out a lawsuit by a former Groove executive to prevent the merger. Michael Matthews sued because he claimed the deal was unfair to the employees of Groove Networks. As planned, Groove will join the Information Worker unit of Microsoft, which develops Office. “While Groove and Microsoft technologies already work together in…

Intel, AMD in Race to Dual-Core

By Ed Oswald, BetaNews.com Locked in a battle to be the first chipmaker to release a dual-core processor, AMD and Intel are both stepping up efforts to bring their chips to the market faster than originally anticipated. AMD, which originally was planning a mid-year release of its dual-core processor, has hinted to the media that it may make a major announcement at an event later this month to commemorate the two-year birthday of the Opteron.…

HP’s New Boss

zdnet.com Mark Hurdpresents his mission of improving performance through clear and measurable targets and a “team” approach. Watch the video Share This With Your Friends Now:

Google Doubles GMail Capacity

www.news.com posted by Ian @ 1:05 AM …(Google will) double the free storage on Gmail from 1GB to 2GB, said Georges Harik, Gmail product management director. After that, Google will add a yet-to-be-determined amount of extra storage daily, with no plans to stop… Share This With Your Friends Now:

No Cost Difference Between Windows and Linux

By Reuters …”What we found is that costs are not really dependent on the underlying functionality in the core operating system,” DiDio said. In the independent study, 88 percent of respondents said that the quality, performance and reliability of Windows was equal to or better than Linux. Linux, which can be copied and modified freely, unlike proprietary software such as Microsoft’s Windows operating system, has been locked in competition for the last several years against…

Microsoft Releases 64 Bit Versions of Windows XP and 2003 Server along with SP1 for Windows 2003

By Ian Matthews of www.commodore.ca Today Microsoft released 64 bit editions of Windows 2003 Server and Windows XP. Both of these products have the latest service packs already installed. Also released was Service Pack 1 for Windows 2003 server. This will not only increase the level of security in the core product (as it is based on SP2 for WinXP) but it also has notable enhancements to Terminal Server, IIS and other common services. At…