performance

Mon
16
Jun
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An Apple Supercomputer?

Apple they'll soon be turning the tech world upside down by introducing a new level of computer performance by focusing their energies on something called 'parallel computing'. There's a certain irony in this. Supercomputers are stacking up PCs to ... get their performance while PCs are using supercomputing methods to get boost theirs. Just this week, IBM and Los Alamos National Laboratory announced the first "petaflop" computer (named 'Roadrunner') that is, essentially, an armada of PCs working in parallel. The new machine is capable of performing more than 1,000 trillion operations per second. ... (view more)

Wed
28
Nov
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Windows XP SP3 To Deliver Performance Boost

An article from Computer World says the Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) beta, recently released to about 15,000 testers, runs Microsoft's Office Suite 10% faster than Windows XP SP2. Performance testing was done by Devil Mountain Software, with the ... results leading to further speculation that Windows XP is going absolutely nowhere. The tests were also performed with Windows Vista and Windows Vista SP1. Benchmarks from the tests show Windows XP SP3 to be more than two times faster than Vista SP1, which doesn't bode well for Windows Vista. Craig Barth, Devil Mountain's chief technology officer, ... (view more)

Tue
24
Jan
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Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 is Microsoft's newest video game console, the successor to their original Xbox. It was released on November 22, 2005 in North America, December 2 in Europe, and December 10 in Japan. It will be released on February 2, 2006 in Mexico, ... February 24 in South Korea, and March 2, 2006 in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. The Xbox 360 will compete against the upcoming generation of consoles, including the Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Revolution, and was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005, a week before the E3 trade show. Except in Japan the console is ... (view more)

Tue
04
Oct
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PowerUp XP Platinum 2 Review

Great news! Just this past Wednesday, I received wind that Ashampoo has released their flagship tweak utility, "Powerup XP Platinum", version 2. Reminder: What is Ashampoo PowerUp XP Platinum? PowerUp XP Platinum takes the hassle out of optimizing ... and fine-tuning a Windows PC and combines everything into one easy to use, tidy package. Rated 5/5 by the editor's at Download.com, PowerUp XP Platinum 2 includes all the powerful features that made its predecessor the favorite tuning tool of many Windows users -- plus it adds many new terrific and unique features that yield even more ... (view more)

Fri
26
Aug
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Systweak BoostXP2 Review

Synopsis: Is your system running a little sluggish? Want to squeeze a little more juice out of it -- all the while customize and clean it at the same time? In that case, try BoostXP2! BoostXP2 is a comprehensive and easy-to-use Windows utility suite ... that lets you fine-tune Windows and Internet Explorer and makes your computer run faster. Whether you want to tweak your Windows Registry, clean up your hard drive, erase tracks, or increase your multimedia and game performance, BoostXP2's integrated suite of programs can get your system running at peak performance levels. BoostXP2 gives you ... (view more)

Thu
21
Jul
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SysTweak Advanced System Optimizer v2 Review

Synopsis: Looking for a way to optimize Windows without a lot of technical know-how? Look no further! Advanced System Optimizer v2 (ASO) is the most comprehensive system-tweaking utility ever created! ASO includes more than 30 tools for ... supercharging your PC's performance, plus more than 200 tweaks for customizing Windows and improving its performance! New features in version 2 include a Spyware detective, an email checker, icon manager, an ultra-fast emailer, and a comprehensive backup tool for Outlook and for files and folders. You can back up the registry and restore it if it's damaged by ... (view more)

Thu
21
Jul
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WinTasks 5 Professional Review

In today's world of Spyware threats and other Internet nasties, not knowing what is running silently in the background of your computer can be a serious problem. Unfortunately, Task Manager [CTRL + ALT + DEL] isn't helpful in reporting which ... processes are critical to your system, which ones can be terminated safely, and is horrible at troubleshooting problematic and suspect tasks. So how do you know "what's what"? Introducing WinTasks 5 Professional: the Ultimate Task Manager WinTasks 5 Professional is a state-of-the-art Task Manager replacement designed to enhance your computer's ... (view more)

Tue
15
Mar
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Genie Backup Manager Review

The last three articles in our newsletter have provided an in-depth look into The Importance of Backing up Data , highlighted a number of Backup Strategies , and even presented a Six Point Guide to Buying Backup Software . At the same time the ... articles were being compiled, however, I quietly enlisted myself on a top secret mission to research, review, and rigorously test a never-ending list of backup software. The purpose: to find the best, easiest to use, feature-packed backup utility according to the stringent set of criteria previously established in our 6 Point Purchasing Guide (namely: ... (view more)

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