Monthly Archives: March 2006

Dell buys Alienware

Alienware, longtime PC manufacturer of high-end high-powered machines aimed primarily at gaming enthusiasts, has been bought by Dell. This will surely give Dell’s machines a credibility boost amongst the gaming community, if they can keep manufacturing the machines to the … Continue reading

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Linux Fedora Core 5 available

Linux Fedora Core 5 is now available for download from the Fedora porject site. As well as the usual upgrades to the kernel, Gnome and KDE, there are some interesting new features added, particularly the addition of the virtualization software … Continue reading

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Linux mid-air crash

Windows has had the monopoly on Blue Screen of Death crash screenshots from machines in various unlikely places for the longest time, but here’s a screenshot of a Linux crash of the multimedia entertainment system on an Airbus. I’m actually … Continue reading

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Then and now – 1980s games compared to latest on XBox360

To get a real understanding of how far the gaming industry has developed, check out these screen shot comparisions of similar games from the 1980s, compared with similar games on the XBox360. The level of detail in the next-gen consoles … Continue reading

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Windows Vista release delayed

Microsoft have announced a further delay in the release of Windows Vista which was supposed to ship in November this year. It will be now 5 years since Windows XP was released, and some are wondering whether Microsoft can keep … Continue reading

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Parsing RSS Feeds in Java

Sun has a Java library for download that helps with the parsing of RSS feeds. RSS is XML that describes news items or articles. RSS feeds are used for aggregating content from other sources, such as other websites. As the … Continue reading

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Monitoring Web Services in Glassfish

Sun has a great article on their Sun Developer Network site showing how to develop a WebService using annotations on the Glassfish EE5.0 server, and then use the JMX facilities to monitor the performance.

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Using GoogleMaps API with JSP Tags

Google have developed a Javascript based API that allows you to build websites using the Google Maps functionality. In case you don’t want to mess around with Javascript, then here is some info about an open source project providing a … Continue reading

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WD Raptor X 150GB drive review – RegHardware

RegHardware.co.uk have a great review of the Western Digital Raptor X 150GB drive. If you’ve been following the hard drive market for the last year or so, you’ll already know about WD’s 10,000rpm drives, that up until this point only … Continue reading

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Sun readies rentable CPU farm

Sun has been working on this one for some time now, but news is that a massive grid computing site (with more to follow) is almost ready for customers. The site offers 5,000 dual-core CPUs, and if the pricing plan … Continue reading

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