XP SP3 Speed Boost

Windows XP Service Pack 3, the update scheduled to be released next year, runs Microsoft Corp.’s Office suite 10% faster than XP SP2, a performance testing software developer reported Friday. Devil Mountain Software Inc., which earlier in the week claimed that Windows Vista SP1 was no faster than the original, repeated some of the same […]

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TB/s Memory Bandwidth

Rambus Inc. plans to announce this Wednesday a new memory signaling technology initiative targeted at delivering a Terabyte-per-second of memory bandwidth, which the company touts as a solution for next-generation multi-core, game and graphics applications. Rather than simply increasing the clock speed of memory to achieve higher output, Rambus looks to boost bandwidth with a […]

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USB 3.0 in 2009

Transferring files from your digital video camera to your computer will happen in an instant as USB enters a new generation. The head of the USB Implementers Forum, Jeffery Ravencraft, said last month that USB had become the standard for connecting devices to computers. He said the formation of the USB 3.0 Promoter Group would […]

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Windows XP SP3 RC

Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate build is live. Microsoft is hammering away at the third and final service pack for Windows XP, and is making consistent headway in the matter. Truth be told, since the 2004 availability of XP SP2, and after the numerous delays of SP3 across 2006 and 2007, Service Pack […]

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New Trojan Spreads Quickly

A new Trojan horse that started to spread early Sunday via Microsoft Corp.’s instant messaging client has already infected about 11,000 PCs, a security company said today. The as-yet-unnamed Trojan horse began hitting systems about 7 a.m. EST on Sunday, according to Roei Lichtman, the director of product management at Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. “We […]

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Firefox 3 BETA 1 Available

Firefox 3 Beta 1 is now available for download. This is the ninth developer milestone focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3. Ongoing planning for Firefox 3 can be followed at the Firefox 3 Planning Center, as well as in mozilla.dev.planning and […]

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Windows Live OneCare 2.0

The exact ship date of OneCare 2.0 is unclear, with one online retailer saying it will be offered early next week and others saying it will arrive earlier. Microsoft Corp. is about to release a major update to its Windows Live OneCare security suite, according to online retailers, that have already begun taking orders for […]

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Firefox 3.0 bugs

Mozilla Corp. will fix just 20% of the bugs now in Firefox 3.0 before the final version is released next year, the open-source developer’s Web site revealed yesterday.As Mozilla pushes to post Beta 1 of Firefox 3.0, it has asked developers to prioritize already-identified bugs so that the most important can be fixed. But according […]

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Windows Server 2008

A little over a year ago, many enthusiasts embraced all the latest release details on Windows Vista. Leading up the consumer launch of the operating system on January 30, many details including product packaging and pricing were revealed to consumers months ahead of time. Microsoft decided to put the speculation to rest this time around […]

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Windows Live Suite Out of BETA

Microsoft’s Windows Live software package has been in beta for a while now and today Microsoft announced that Windows Live is officially out of beta status. Windows Live has many different pieces of software located centrally in one application. Possibly the most useful piece of the Windows Live puzzle for most users will be the […]

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