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Archive for October 18th, 2021

60% of Vista needs re-writing?

The Inq is reporting that up to 60% of the code in the consumer version of Vista may need to be rewritten. It has something to do with Media Centre code; apparently they cannot get it to work properly in its current format and will have to make a lot of changes to "jack it in". Microsoft has also admitted it has major problems in its Windows division which has lead to a decision to restructure it in its entirety.?Microsoft has been making a lot of bad decisions lately. You may recall a big revamp of its online search engine that was reported to have cost $150 million and gained them little market share. Let?s hop Vista stays on track after this major hiccup.

ECS KA1-MVP Extreme Motherboard @ Motherboard.org

Snip: A solid board backed by a good price, sprinkled with much needed features in the way of exotic options, and you’ve got yourselves a winner here from ECS. While it may not be destined to take the top of the crops in the record books for overclocking, it’s more than likely true that there’ll be quite a few of these boards out there, plugging away day after day, pounding hard with Crossfire capable video cards in the hands of gamers globally. Full review @ Motherboard.org

OCZ EL DDR PC-4000 Gold GX XTC 2GB @ Pro-Clockers

Snip: Today we can honestly put the words value and performance in the same sentence when talking about ram. Value is usually the keyword when someone was to add more ram to a system to do whatever it is they want to accomplish. Whether it is to get more frame rates out of their favorite game or faster rendering times in that resource hungry graphic application. So, we are proud to bring you the OCZ PC-4000 Gold GX XTC. Full review @ Pro-Clockers

ECS KA1-MVP Crossfire Motherboard @ Virtual-Hideout

Snip: The ECS KA1 MVP is a rock solid board with great stability.? Once the software was installed the CrossFire feature performed flawlessly… as it should. Overclocking is not this board’s strong point, due to the lack of voltage selections Full review @ Virtual-Hideout

Dell 3007WFP: super cheap in Canada, bloody expensive here

I came across this news at Dailytech and though pretty irrelevant to us brits, doesn’t it annoy you a little bit? hell it infuriates me. A few months ago online e-tailer OCUK were undercutting Dell UK’s?own online prices by upto 30% and this was great, finally we had some good deals on Dell monitors here in the UK. Dell soon put a stop to this, yet in the US and Canada they continue to see massive price reduction that make even OCUK’s old prices look dear. Why do we get such a bad deal in the UK? The current Canadian price with its reduction is ?750. Buy it in the UK and your talking well over ?1400. It’s not as if?we are segregated from the world, we can see these prices from here in the UK you know, Dell.? I’m staying away from Dell monitors?until they start to give us the same?great deals as they do over the pond. I urge everyone in the UK to boycott Dell monitors?and look at the nice models from Samsung, NEC and others until we get the same treatment!

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