I told you it would happen, my partnership with Deal-Time has allowed me to move this process quicker than I thought. Yes, it all boils down to the money that I didn't have. Remember also, the more you click on the dealtime links, the more you support the site.
Anyway, the new domain will be http://www.asetools.com. It will go live in the coming weeks. All software things will be brought over to the new site, with a new look as well. We may need some help with the new site also.
I'm glad that this site is moving on to different areas. It really makes me happy to see the site successful. I would really like to thank a few people (In no order): AA, Niscenus, and cjones. So pick up that beer and chug it down! Let's Party!
Later this quarter, Intel will qualify 845G platforms for the 533MHz front side bus, and in the second half of this year will position the 2.26GHz, 2.53GHz and 2.40GHz Pentium 5s with 533MHz FSBs as offering the best price/performance and longevity. The 2.26GHz will be an entry point for the 533MHz front side bus machines.
Microsoft Personal Security Advisor (MPSA) is being replaced by the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA), released in April 2002. MBSA is a standalone application that scans Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP systems for common security misconfigurations. MBSA includes the same security checks as MPSA, but adds value by scanning local and remote machines, as well as both Windows servers and workstations.
[PAGEBREAK] Get the download page here
The Inquirer has a story about the possibility of Apple bringing the famous OS X onto an AMD based x86 system. Details aren't known, but it could likely be a x86-64 system so their arch nemisis intel can't grab that part of the market too. This would be an incredible leap for both AMD and Apple.
I don't have a problem with the Mac OS, just the hardware, and if hardware support for OS X manages, then Microsoft could be looking at problems as well as intel. Of course, Apple moving into a OS with diverse hardware could be bad, but we'll have to wait and see.
I saw this at Warp2Search. This program is a stability tester. I'll have to try it.
Hot CPU Tester Pro is a system health and stability tester. It tests CPU, and virtually all parts of motherboard for errors/bugs and defective parts. It is a burn-in test with uniquely designed state of the art DefectTech engine. DefectTech is a technology developed by OpusWare Enterprise to diagnostic systems regarding its stability and in general computer's health. Hot CPU Tester is currently being used in many labs and governmental organizations around the world, as a reliable stability testing utility.
This release is WHQL certified. Intel App Accelerator is a program designed to update your IDE driver basically.
The files above contain the Intel® Application Accelerator. This utility updates Windows* XP, Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows NT* 4.0 to reduce the storage sub-system bottleneck - enabling faster delivery of data from the hard drive to the processor and other system level hardware. The Intel Application Accelerator replaces the Intel(R) Ultra ATA Storage Driver.
I saw at Rage3D that Radeon2.ru has a new version of the refresh fix.
Fixes and improvements:
[*] Improved working with registry.
[+] Added new registry keys.
[+] Added registry keys deletion from program (grayed checkbox).
[-] Fixed "Driver tabs" in Windows XP.
[-] Fixed Monitor's settings autocorrection in Windows XP.
[*] Fixed first restart.
The first general availability release of Apache 2.0 is here. You can go here to download it. Wonder how long till this server is using it, and everything else works with it.
higher performance over 1.3
multiple operational models: threaded, hybrid multi-processes and multi-threaded
specific request processing for Windows, Netware, BeOS, and OS/2
integrated SSL and WebDAV support
improved HTTP proxy support
I/O layering and filtering
VIA has gone one step further and is entering the small form factor area. This is part of a Press Release:
Offering the choice of a VIA Eden™ ESP processor for fanless systems with power sensitive requirements, or a VIA C3™ E-Series processor for more multimedia rich applications, the highly integrated VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboard features integrated 3D graphics, AC'97 audio, Ethernet and TV-Out connectivity. Measuring only 170mm x 170mm, it is the perfect platform for developing the next generation of small footprint Digital Information Appliances and Entertainment Devices.
With an operating voltage of only 1.2V, the recently launched VIA Eden ESP processor expands on the acclaimed low-power consumption and heat dissipation qualities of the VIA C3™ processor, offering lower power consumption than any other x86 processor on the market today. Furthermore, the VIA Eden ESP processor does not require a fan, opening up endless possibilities in the design of silent PCs and other quiet running devices.
I also contacted VIA and I hope to try one of these things out. A small PC, like the Shuttle SS series, but with hardly any noise.
Along with many other projects to rope in new die-hard Intel fans, the company will be offering online computer training courses through the end of next week (week of 3-7-02). Not suprisingly, they're geared to newer users and will integrate enough propaganda to make everyone attending the online seminar a lover of all things Intel.
Anandtech has a server article up about the performance difference between the MP and Xeon. What is interesting about this article is the hyper threading. Hyper threading allows one physical cpu to have multiple logical cpus, much like you may have logical drives on one physical hard drive. The thinking is that these logical cpus can get resources faster and increase performance. It does on some of the tests.
After like months of waiting phpBB 2.0 was released. This was the forum I was going to use for the site, but it didn't integrate well. But for those who use it, this is not an RC release, this is the real deal.
AMD plans to leave Intel in the dust, combining it's new .13 micron technology with it's already-amazing architecture. The following was taken directly from AMD.com:
At CeBIT, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it plans to begin shipping AMD Athlon XP processors codenamed Thoroughbred based on .13 micron technology to customers later this month.
The move to state-of-the-art .13 process technology represents a significant evolution for the AMD Athlon processor family. With this transition, AMD expects its processors to deliver improved performance, lower power and smaller die sizes.
AMDs leadership in manufacturing technology and outstanding design capabilities helps ensure that this small die will give us even more advantage in the future, said Bill Siegle, senior vice president and chief scientist, Technology Operations, AMD. Our outstanding Fab 30 team in Dresden is already approaching mature yields for the 80mm2 Thoroughbred die.
On .13 micron technology, the Thoroughbred core of the AMD Athlon XP processor is approximately 38 percent smaller than the current AMD Athlon XP processor on .18 process technology.
Our closest competitors most recently announced processor on .13 micron technology is nearly 83 percent larger than AMDs .13 process solution, Siegle said. Moving to .13 micron technology will enable us to produce higher-performing products while lowering costs, putting us in an even stronger competitive position.
By the end of 2002, AMD expects that all of the AMD Athlon processor family will be produced on .13 micron technology. AMD also expects to begin shipping its next-generation processor codenamed Hammer, which uses a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) version of the .13 micron technology, at the e
Remember that Intel will be slashing prices on the 14th so if you can wait to buy your CPU, do it.
The Pentium 4 2.40GHz stays at $562 but the 2.26GHz Pentium 4 with 533MHz bus will be priced at $508, the same as the 2.20GHz will cost on the 14th of April. On that date 2.0A drops to $284, the 2.0GHz to $262, and the 1.9GHz to $225. Goodbye to sped grades below that, which will all sell at around the $150-190 level for weeks before disappearing. - The Inquirer