ASUS SK8N Motherboard for 64-bit AMD Opteron Processor now shipping
Motherboard specialist ASUS Computer has started delivering its new SK8N motherboard.
Optimised for the new 64-bit AMD Opteron processor the new board also features the Nvidia nForce3 Pro 150 platform processor. The Nvidia chip provides compatible networking optimisation for Nvidia Quadro-based graphics. ...more
Microsoft eyes business process management with BizTalk
Microsoft has announced the imminent release of BizTalk Server 2004. Part of the Windows Server family, it is business automation software that covers business to business communications, application integration and business process management (BPM). Applications built with BizTalk Server 2004 run on the Microsoft . ...more
Microsoft's Viridian virtualisation slips
The release date for Microsoft's hypervisor-based virtualisation product - codenamed Viridian - has slipped, the company has confirmed.
Speaking at the Microsoft Management Summit conference in San Diego, Bob Muglia, senior VP of Microsoft, stated that the forthcoming product, will now be delayed by up to six months past the launch of Longhorn Server.
The delay pushes the Viridian launch into the second half of 2008, a significant delay for those waiting for Microsoft's virtualisation technology. ...more
Critical flaw found in Microsoft's DirectX
Microsoft has alerted Windows users to what it describes as a critical flaw in its DirectX graphics and audio environment.
Pete Philips, a penetration tester with S3 at Integralis, told us the flaw may be particularly tempting for attackers. 'Most people don't consider multimedia files to be hostile, and would be more likely to click on them than, say, an executable file. ...more
AMD joins the Prancing Horse
AMD helps put the IT into F1.
Ferrari will be benefitting from AMD sponsorship in the 2002 Formula 1 season - in particular, Rubens Barichello will be sporting the green logo on his racing suit and helmet.
The new single-seater car will also sport the AMD Worldmark logo (pictured). ...more