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Thursday, November 2, 2006

Did the Devil Just Scream? Or Dance?

I don't know what to think of this. If I RTFA correctly, this is indicating that Microsoft is partnering with Novell to sell Linux?!?!? I couldn't have read it right. To quote one of the posters: I felt a sudden disturbance As if millions of Admiral Ackbars cried out in unison, "It's a trap!" and were suddenly silenced by a flying blue chair of death. You can read the Groklaw take as well.

A.T. Hun comments: I don't trust them one bit. I can see why Novell would make the deal, but I think it helps SuSE more than it helps Linux in general.

Update! And now, this indicates the JPEG patent has been surrendered. I don't know if I can take much more of this...

J.t.Qbe comments: "Did the Devil Just Scream? Or Dance?" You'll have to ask Melinda to find out.

Quad-Core Kentsfield Reviews

Ars Technica has a meta-article (how's that for abuse of a buzzword?) on the reviews of Intel's new quad-core processor, the Kentsfield aka Core 2 Quad. The long and the short of it is that if you have programs that spawn more than two threads, a Kentsfield will provide you will a boost--sometimes up to 50% over the already impressive Core 2 Duo. If you don't (for example, if you are playing games), the Kentsfield won't do anything for you besides consume more power. That is likely to change, but not for at least a year. It seems the best avenue now would be to take advantage of the cheaper Core 2 Duo, knowing that you can upgrade to a Core 2 Quad in the future. Regardless, the quad core chips are undeniably cool. At $1G, they'd better be.

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