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Thursday, September 30, 2004
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Firefox 1.0 PR is out

Firefox 1.0 PR (Preview Release) is out !!! This is a great browser. I once thought that IE was great and would never have to move to another browser. I was WRONG. Firefox is amazing and much better than IE. I am not saying this just because of the security vulnerabilities in IE. Firefox too had a security issue couple of weeks back (this has been fixed in 1.0 PR version).

I have been using Firefox for some months now and I am really finding it very useful. The main reason is the tons and tons of features it offers. With built-in popup blocking, tabbed browsing, smarter search, live bookmarks and much more, Firefox beats IE all the way. Another cool feature is the concept of extensions (just like Macromedia suite of products). You can download free extensions from the site to extend the functionality of Firefox.

One argument is that there is no google toolbar for Firefox to google quickly. But Firefox comes with a built-in search box that can be used to search any search engine including google as well as other sites like amazon etc. More search sites can be added too.

Try it and you will definitely like it. Best of all, it is free. The download size is just around 4.5 MB.

Visit Firefox website

Is AMD Complacent???

I am a fan of AMD processors... Though my first computer had a Intel 486 (I didn't know much about computers then), I moved to an AMD K6 and currently I have two comps with Athlon XP. These processors definitely beat their Intel counterparts in most of the areas. My Athlon XP coupled with nVidia’s nForce 2 chipset really rocks!!! My next computer will definitely be an Athlon 64.

It’s really great that with the 64-bit line of processors, AMD is seeing some big numbers coming their way. Though it (AMD) is a distant second in the market share next to Intel, AMD seems to have the best desktop processor in the market currently. But I am worried now…

I am not sure if it is complacency or something else. AMD has to improvise on the lead they have now and has to come out with faster and better processors. Things have been pretty quiet in the AMD Arena. AMD cannot afford to be complacent especially with a big firm like Intel chasing it with all they have got. I got this concern especially after reading an article at The Inquirer. It is a great article, but a little long (by web standards), but do check it out if you have time.

AMD setting itself up for a fall

Wednesday, September 29, 2004
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The Opening Ceremony !!!

Though I call myself a techie(?), I haven't had a chance to mess around with "Blogs/Blogging". I do visit some blogs regularly, but never got myself together to create one myself. I hope to keep this alive!!! I will post some general stuff then and there, but the main content will be towards the technical side (computers, gadgets and more). I read a lot of articles online (some from far corners of the web). If I find something interesting, I will post a link here.

That’s it for now. Gotta get back to work :)