Items tagged with UX

[H]Consumer has an interesting article on-line today that details the author's experience after spending 30 days running Linux.  They performed the experiment because of the common complaint that Vista's hardware requirements and product activation issues are huge turn off, and the claim made by many users on various boards that... Read more...
Dell sends word that they are currently in the process of certifying their corporate systems with Novell for use with the Linux open-source operating system. Currently, the plan is to have all OptiPlex desktops, Latitude notebooks, and Dell Precision workstations all certified to ensure their customers will be able to successfully use Linux... Read more...
Virtual Windows to Run Unmodified on Linux Device drivers from Novell and Intel allow unmodified Windows Server 2000/2003/XP to run in Xen virtual environments on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and Intel Virtualization Technology SAN FRANCISCO (InfoWorld Virtualization Executive Forum) - Feb. 12, 2007 - Novell and Intel Corporation today... Read more...
LightScribe gives Linux support but a color-capable version is still in resesarch This week, LightScribe announced a new toolkit for Linux that allows users to install and use (PDF) LightScribe-enabled disc burners to create laser-printed, direct-to-disc designs and labels. The new release is publically available and... Read more...
Linux has been enjoying a wealth of publicity on the Desktop at the moment with Canonical, Novell, and Co pushing an image of professionalism for Linux that has been lacking up until now. Down at ground zero however, change moves very slowly and in unexpected (to most of us at least), usually money orientated directions. The Linux Desktop... Read more...
Bigfoot announces First Linux-based FNApp for the Killer NIC; posts bounty for more To Drive FNApps Development Bigfoot Launches FNApp Bounty Program with more than $15,000 in Cash and Prizes for Linux Developers AUSTIN, Texas - Nov. 21, 2006 - Bigfoot Networks, Inc., a research and development company announced the first Flexible Network... Read more...
Is this a good or bad development for Microsoft? Novell? Linux? Certainly it is a power grab for Microsoft. After years of discounting open-source alternatives, Microsoft finally admits Linux is not only for real, but that they need to work with it. And what better way than to align with one of the top corporate distributions? And as an added... Read more...
Buying a PC with Linux installed and ready to go -- what an attractive idea. Novell thinks so too, and has announced agreements with four manufacturers to distribute PCs pre-loaded with SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. An age of choice in operating systems is upon us and Novell is making sure that choice is becoming easier. R Cubed, a U.S.... Read more...
Acrosser Technology announces the availability of AR-B1652 a 3.5" Single Board Computer (SBC). It features fanless operation and low power consumption. The integrated VIA S3 ProSavage 4 Graphics core, supports dual independent displays with resolutions up to 1600x1200. The SBC offers numerous peripherals such as 10/100 Ethernet,... Read more...
Hello eveyone. Now that Intel's Core 2 Duo processors have arrived, enthusiast-class motherboards are beginning to hit the streets as well. We've just taken a look at the latest addition to Asus' "Digital Home" family of products, the P5W DH Deluxe. This motherboard exploits almost every feature offered by the 975X Express... Read more...
Six to nine months prior to the launch of Intel's Core 2 Duo product line, if you polled the average HotHardware.com reader, regarding their thoughts on an Intel 975X based motherboard, you might well have gotten a luke-warm reception.  Back then AMD's dual core Athlon 64 X2 and FX offerings were in full stride and NVIDIA's... Read more...
ATI released a new version of their Linux proprietary drivers today, version 8.28.8. This new version is ATI's first unified 32bit-64bit driver installer for Linux. It automatically recognizes which CPU architecture is being used and installs the appropriate driver. Other new features include display switching support for... Read more...
ATI has just made their Catalyst v6.7 drivers available for download.  Highlights of the Windows Catalyst 6.7 release include: Enhanced Crossfire Support: This release of Catalyst introduces Enhanced CrossFire Support. The enhanced support allows for CrossFire Alternate Frame Rendering mode for Direct3D applications to be forced on by... Read more...
When AMD launched their AM2 series of processors, the company seeded analysts with test platforms that were built around Asus' M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard.  That says something about the quality of this motherboard.  [H]ard|OCP goes in depth with the M2N32-SLI Deluxe and gives their opinion on what will likely be a popular AM2... Read more...
When AMD launched their socket AM2 platform, most analysts tested the new CPUs on an Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard because it was part of AMD's NPRP system.  It seems that the folks at VH were so impressed by the board they were compelled to write a standalone review. The quote below says it all.... Read more...
Here's something that's bound to get some of you excited. Digital Trends has just posted a review of Sony's UMPC (Ultra-Mobile PC), the UX50. It's not quite as small as a PDA, but it's much smaller than a laptop.  Not matter how small it is though, it's definitely cool...I want one...... Read more...
XYZ Computing posted up an article talking about Microsoft's mishaps with Vista, Xbox 360 and Office, as a reason for Linux to take more of the desktop OS market. Not sure what the big problems with Vista are, other than the short release delay, and what Xbox or Office have to do with the OS Market. Looks to me like an anti-microsoft... Read more...
XYZ Computing's EIC, Sal Cangeloso (yet another tech editor whose name ends in a vowel), has posted an editorial regarding the future of Linux's coexistence with Windows. I don't use Linux regularly, but I have experimented with a handful of popular distros just to keep on top of the technology.  If more people did the same,... Read more...
Claiming a "triple boot," the open-source project that first claimed the ability to boot OS X and Windows in the same machine has now added Linux to the mix. The open-source project that first came up with a way to dual-boot an Intel-based Mac into either Mac OS X or Windows XP... Read more...
DDR2 memory technology has been pushing the envelope in terms of memory clock speeds and tighter latencies as of late. Many enthusiasts were pleased when clock speeds hit the 800MHz mark last year, but Super Talent has eclipsed this mark with its 1GHz 2GB kit we'll be looking at today, the T1000UX2G5. This overclocked, high performance... Read more...
Today Microsoft has announced they will provide technical support for running Linux distributions with Windows using their Virtual Server 2005 R2 software. They've also made Virtual Server 2005 R2 a free download, where as they used to charge a fee based on the amount of physical processors.""We've made a long-term... Read more...
The recent v1.1 patch for Quake 4 has delivered support for Hyper-Threading and Dual-Core CPUs, however this feature is bound to the Windows operating system. Even so, Linux users can rejoice as the new patch appears to provide a boost in the games performance. "Even though the Linux port... Read more...
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