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AMD Debuts Six-Core Desktop Processor

Chipmaker brings to market a new six-core desktop processor, dubbed Phenom II X6, and accompanying platform in a bid to further challenge Intel and offer a significant performance improvement.
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Free NVIDIA Fermi Cards To Open-Source Developers

Prior to launching their next-generation graphics processors, NVIDIA dropped their obfuscated open-source driver and have said they will not provide any open-source support at all for their GeForce GTX 400 "Fermi" series as they just recommended their customers use the X.Org VESA driver until they...
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Clang, Chromium, ZFS Improve On FreeBSD

Daniel Gerzo with the FreeBSD project has issued a status report concerning work going on within FreeBSD and related projects for the first quarter of this year. Catching our interest in particular were the updates surrounding LLVM/Clang as the compiler for FreeBSD's base, the Chromium web browser...
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Benchmarks Of GCC 4.5.0 Compiler Performance

Last week GCC 4.5.0 entered the world with improvements to the experimental C++0x support, Graphite-powered automatic parallelization support, compatibility with new ARM processors, Intel Atom and AMD Orochi optimizations, link-time optimization, and GCC plug-in support. Over the weekend we decided...
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Review: LXDE, the New Lightweight Linux Desktop

Does using a lightweight Linux desktop always mean trading lower resource usage for usability and features? Juliet Kemp reviews LXDE, one of the newest lightweight Linux desktops.
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