Archive for May, 2006

May 23, 2006

Today, AMD?announced their socket AM2 processor, two weeks ahead of schedule. I think the early announcement was a positive move by AMD, especially with the upcoming Intel Core Duo price cuts on May 28. What does this announcement mean for you. Don’t buy any AMD socket 754 CPU’s, especially if you want to upgrade in […]

May 19, 2006

Yes, you heard right. Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled the minimum requirements for its upcoming operating system. To summarize: you need an 800 MHz CPU, with 512 MB of RAM, at least 15 GB of hard drive space and a video card that supports DirectX 9. That means my state-of-the-art Pentium III 1 GHz Linux box is […]

May 18, 2006

The days of the turbo slug were numbered. I often asked myself how long I would be able to endure running (and using) a slow server to serve up my web site. I’m a patient guy; sometimes too patient. “Six months?” “How about one year?” OK, maybe closer to six months. Well, that day has […]