Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Jan 2009 12:11 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX Currently, NVIDIA is really missing out on the netbook market, which is dominated by all-Intel platform designs. NVIDIA has finally woken up to this reality, and the outspoken cofounder, president, and CEO of NVIDIA, Jen-Hsun Huang, has launched an all-out campaign to promote his company's Ion platform - and he isn't shy of flinging some poo to Intel and netbooks in general.
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UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

While the Atom chip isn't much, it was accompanied by millions of votes for smaller less expensive computers. The age of the 10 inch form factor is upon us, and the computer is officially a commodity, a true consumer item, and regrettably, for the first time--disposable.

What? Disposable? For the first time?

I don't know about you, but almost everyone I've ever met who has owned a computer knows nothing about it. They end up getting infected beyond belief with every virus, trojan, dialer, worm, spyware, etc. you can think of and more. Then they wonder why they keep getting pop-ups, and quickly end up sending the machine to the dump... only to get a new machine and start all over again. It's been this way since... well, since almost as long as I've been using computers myself (Win95 era).

I've "fixed" or sped up several machines from Windows 95 all the way up to XP by simply cleaning some crap (uninstalling programs, removing startup entries, defragging) or reinstalling Windows. Machines whose owners thought were surely done for and in dire need of replacement. I always give them advice on how to *not* have this problem again, but it always goes out the other ear. That reminds me, my sister's WinXP system is ****ed up and pending a format/reinstall real soon... again.

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