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It's been nearly a year since Intel announced it would buy security firm McAfee, and the CPU giant has finally shed some light on what it intends to do with its new acquisition. Initially, there was widespread speculation that Intel might begin baking additional security features into its processors while using McAfee's software to hook into and market the new capabilities. For now, at least, the CPU manufacturer has no such plans. In a recent interview with Reuters, Renee James, head of Intel's software division, stated that the company's upcoming security platform would offer additional capabilities... Read more...
One of the tools Microsoft developed to aid companies in transitioning from Windows XP to Windows 7 was a free virtualized copy of Windows XP. Once downloaded and installed, users with XP-specific applications could run them seamlessly alongside Windows 7. Inventing such a practical, useful tool apparently frightened someone at Microsoft and XP Mode was hamstrung with a requirement that crippled its usefulness. In order to use Microsoft's free virtual OS, the CPU in question had to support hardware virtualization.Windows XP mode running simultaneously with Win 7. Image by Paul ThurrottBoth AMD... Read more...