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December 8, 2008  4:25 PM

Mighty Mouse turn 40 today

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Enigma, Linux, Mac, microprocessor, PC, Unix, von-neumann machine, Windows

It's hard to say what has been the most significant invention in IT of all time: the integrated circuit, the microprocessor, the PC and the web have moulded IT in ways their inventors never imagined.

But 40 years ago, on December 9th 1968, Doug Engelbart and a...

April 30, 2008  7:49 PM

Skip Vista – you know it makes sense

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Dell, HP, PC, upgrade, vista, XP

With the first service pack now available, I wonder how many businesses are going to be upgrading to Vista? Not many it seems. Some businesses are not at all keen on Vista. Let's face it, what's the best way to break a modern PC...install Vista. All the tweaks Microsoft has made to make its...


July 30, 2007  9:52 AM

Bargain PC upgrade from eBay

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FAN, heatsink, PC, upgrade

I spent about a hour on Saturday upgrading my old PC. It was an hour well spent... Strictly speaking my upgrade began five days earlier. A quick eBay search on Socket 478 revealed a choice of several...


July 3, 2007  8:36 PM

Can we cut down e-waste with upgradeable hardware?

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BIOS, e-waste, Green IT, PC, upgrade

I wish PC hardware could be reconfigured, directly through software, to prevent everyone having to upgrade every few years to support new chipsets, processors, memory architectures and buses. In an article on the BBC's website last...


June 11, 2007  8:34 PM

Green shift to lower emissions

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Green IT, PC, vista

The BBC website is reporting on "Green Shift", a taskforce led by Manchester City Council to oversee the piloting of a "green PC" service in which individual machines use 98% less energy than standard PCs. The way the PC industry operates is...


May 18, 2007  2:01 PM

There’s more to green IT than energy efficiency

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Desktop, Gartner, Green IT, PC, printer

Replacing IT equipment with more energy efficient products is one of the ways we can do our bit to tackle global warming. However, this is not the whole story. I interviewed Gartner research director Simon Mingay last week. He is speaking next week at Gartner's ITxpo in Barcelona on the subject of...


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