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A Tale of Two Thermalrights

This review of the Thermalright SLK-800 and SK-7 will illustrate the temperature difference between the two heatsinks, as well as show the cooling effects of three different fans both pushing air onto and pulling air from the heatsink.

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Firewire vs USB2

Firewire and USB2 are two welcome replacements for external scsi. With hot plugging, no id conflicts, and no terminators, the headaches of having a fast external drive are now gone. Most computers now come with both Firewire and USB2 built … Continue reading

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Boot Loader Review: Six Boot Loaders Compared

A boot loader is, at first glance, a menu that displays a list of operating systems. Before a computer boots, the boot loader allows a selection to be made from all available operating systems on the computer. This allows the … Continue reading

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Lexar Jumpdrive 2.0 Pro 256 MB Review

I was prompted to purchase the Lexar JumpDrive 2.0 Pro over other similar products because it has a keychain ring, and because it looks good. I was initially concerned about the size of the JumpDrive Pro because I wanted use … Continue reading

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Western Digital 120 GB SE 8 MB Cache 40 GB vs 60 GB Platters

After happily receiving my second Western Digital Special Edition 8 MB Cache (WD1200JB) hard drive and mailing the the rebate forms I compared its sector count to my original drive. The sector count is significant for these drives because it … Continue reading

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The Linux Benchmark Page

This purpose of the following page is to catagorize Linux benchmarking software into an easily searchable list anyone can use. Benchmarking software listed here ranges from graphics to networking.

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