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Thursday, July 14, 2005
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Go AMD Go !!!

Well... I am an AMD fan and couple of articles caught my eye and I was very happy :)

AMD turns a profit - yeah.. that's right. AMD turned in a profit of $11 million for this quarter. Even though it is peanuts compared to Intel, I am happy that something is better than nothing.

Dual-Core Duel: AMD Beats Intel - a review on PCWorld that compares the dual core offerings from AMD and Intel. AMD beat Intel on the benchmarks, but not sure what kind of benchmarking was done. It is not exhaustive, but just has the numbers. A review from tomshardware or anandtech would have been more credible. Anyway, just wanted to list it out here.

I just hope this momentum continues for AMD and I wish I am wrong in what I wrote in Is AMD complacent??? way back in September '04.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005
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12 minutes to PC infection

Yes. That's all it takes for your PC to get infected if it is not properly secured according to a major security company as per this article.
Almost 8000 new viruses have been detected in the first half of 2005 which is a 59 percent increase over the same span last year.
I can clearly notice that myself. Lately I have been getting a lot of inbound attacks on my PC. Thanks to Zone Alarm, my PC is still up and running. touchwood :)

12 minutes to PC infection