Download from the Firefox home page.
I just couldn’t resist this one:
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 chasing Apple’s Safari
You Apple fanboys need to get a grip on reality. They never miss a chance to try and trumpet their supposed superiority. If you look here you’ll see that Safari has a 1.9% share of the browser market and 4.4% of the OS market. That means that even Mac users prefer using Firefox over Safari. It’s just a freakin’ browser guys.
Anyway, if you want to check out MS’s new IE 8 Beta hop on over P.T.’s site for screenshots and here for download links.
I’m gonna pass on this one as I’m already doing Beta testing for MS, I’m using Windows Vista.
Raxco released v.43 of Perfectdisk 2008 and then pulled it.
Interesting reading for Geeks.
Virtualization – Intel Hexes AMD
While AMD stumbles around trying to get its first errata-free Barcelona quads out two years behind Intel, Intel is off planning the launch of its six-core Dunnington microprocessor, a hex, if you will, the last of the expected Core 2-based Xeon server chips before it switches over to the Nehalem microarchitecture capable of supporting eight or more cores.
Intel, Microsoft, Uncle Sam sink big money into multicore
“With multicore, it’s like we are throwing this Hail Mary pass down the field and now we have to run down there as fast as we can to see if we can catch it.”…That’s a pretty good summary of where the software folks are at with the rapidly increasing core and thread counts that are coming out of the hardware side of the computing industry, which is why two recently announced research institutes are hoping to cook up a steroid injection that will boost the metaphorical runner’s speed.
AMD Pushes Multi-Threaded Computing With Open Source Move
To maximize the performance of multi-core processors requires multi-threaded code. “Going multi-core won’t automatically raise application performance,” Forrester analyst James Staten told LinuxInsider. “Single-threaded applications that are not multi-core-ready will not benefit much from the new generation of processors.”
A reader wrote in about this program stating “they ripped off your slogan”, so I thought I would take a look at it. Indeed they did rip-off my slogan “Tweak & Optimize Vista” which is both obvious and pretty lame. I had used the same slogan for my XP Guide (Tweak & Optimize XP) and yes, I came up with it.
I would rate this program as “OK”, and for Geeks only. There are some decent tweaks but also a few dangerous ones. As always, you need to understand exactly what a tweak does before you apply it. They could help that effort by providing some explanations either in the program or via a web page.
I consistently get asked what programs I use or recommend. So, Here is what I’ve got installed (in Windows XP / Vista). The programs in BOLD are highly recommended (as in what I consider to be system essential)…
I use and recommend PerfectDisk.
PerfectDisk Version 8.0, the world’s most popular and thorough disk defragmentation solution, combines speed, thoroughness flexibility, control and ease-of-use to help improve PC and server performance.
Nero 8 Ultra Edition, the newest version of the world’s best-selling multimedia suite, brings the digital world to your PC. Now it’s easy to organize and manage all your multimedia files, as well as create and edit new digital content. Nero’s sleek design and user-friendly tools make completing projects fun and enjoyable.
* Direct access to all features from the project launcher
* High Definition format support
* Xbox 360™ and PlayStation® 3 streaming features
* Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD burning support
* SecurDisc data protection support
* Copy a disc with just one click
* Graphics optimized for Windows Vista™
* Continual free updates