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Are you Ready for Windows 7?

Are you Ready for Windows 7?

Sporting fewer stream processors and lower clock speeds than the Radeon HD 5870, the Radeon HD 5850 has thus far been largely overlooked. Today, we are checking out the little brother of the Cypress range to see what kind of performance it brings to the table.

Adobe MAX 2009 Event Highlights

Adobe MAX 2009 Event Highlights

Adobe's MAX 2009 conference saw several key announcements made to address growing market needs amongst the numerous developer sessions covering Adobe's range of designer software, programming and more. We bring you the highlights of the event to bring you up to speed.

The Snow Leopard Cometh

The Snow Leopard Cometh

We popped by Apple's local briefing event on the next version of its Mac OS, Snow Leopard, to see if there were any big frozen felines worth looking at. Cats aside, we'll get you acquainted quickly on what to expect from this affordable upgrade to the new Mac OS.

Browser Wars - The Showdown!

Browser Wars - The Showdown!

With growing complexity of the web and its rich media content, Internet browsers are ever-changing to keep up with both technical and personal needs. We check out the latest builds of IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome to see how they are shaping up in compatibility, features and performance.

What's New in Windows 7 Release Candidate

What's New in Windows 7 Release Candidate

Five months after the release of Windows 7 Beta, Microsoft is making Windows 7 Release Candidate available for public download on May 5th. We take a look at what's changed since the Beta.

Firefox Extensions Guide: Extend Your Experience

Firefox Extensions Guide: Extend Your Experience

We take a look at the extensions feature of Mozilla's Firefox browser, which gives users the ability to install plug-ins (also known as add-ons), allowing one to transform and customize their surfing experience by several notches. Check out what the team from Hardware Zone had to recommend.

Revisiting Virtualization on the Mac - Fusion vs. Parallels

Revisiting Virtualization on the Mac - Fusion vs. Parallels

Since our last look at the virtualization scene on the Mac in 2007, both VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop have released newer versions. Armed with the new 17-inch MacBook Pro, we revisited both virtualiztion software to find out who's ahead this round.

Internet Explorer 8 Goes Live - Bye Bye Beta! *Updated*

Internet Explorer 8 Goes Live - Bye Bye Beta! *Updated*

We popped by Microsoft's office for a quick look at their newest browser, Internet Explorer 8, which is now out of beta status and ready for your download!

Windows 7: How Low Can You Go?

Windows 7: How Low Can You Go?

With Windows 7 running smoothly on our Atom-based machines, it was time to see what we could do with much older Athlon and Intel Pentium 4-based systems. Will it even run? We take the plunge to find out.

Getting Jiggy With Windows 7 - Installing the Beta

Getting Jiggy With Windows 7 - Installing the Beta

No external optical drive but itching to install Win7 on your Intel Atom-based machines? Fret not, the latest Windows 7 OS from Microsoft allows you to install it from a USB drive. Find out how.

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