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Archive for October 5th, 2006

Intel Buying nVidia… I hope not.

Posted by cascadehush on October 5, 2006

Engadget:

Rumors were flying today around Wall Street trading desks of a pending Intel buyout of NVIDIA

If Intel Buys nVidia, then we are headed down a path where the major components inside a PC will be made by 2 manufacturers and they won’t be interchangable. You either buy an ATi/AMD/Live box or an nVidia/Intel/Viiv box.

Of course it will never happen.  Even if Intel does buy nVidia, somewhere in the near future this little duopoly-in-the-making will fall apart somehow.  It’s just not how PCs are done.

The most scary thing about this is the potiential loss of the nForce motherboard chipset, which is the best chipset for AMD processors.

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XP: Converting filesystems.

Posted by cascadehush on October 5, 2006

How to Convert FAT Disks to NTFS:

You can convert a FAT or FAT32 volume to an NTFS volume without formatting the volume, though it is still a good idea to back up your data before you convert.

Once you know how, it is easy to convert a FAT32 filesystem to NTFS.  If you ever have to restore an older  system from a recovery CD/partitionr, you will often end up with a FAT32 boot partition.  Some laptops currently still ship with FAT32 partitions by default.  As this article explains, XP has a utility to do the conversion without the need for a reformat, or 3rd party utilities.

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GTD: Priority is A factor, not THE factor.

Posted by cascadehush on October 5, 2006

GTD: Priorities don’t exist in a vacuum | 43 Folders

A nice reminder of the four criteria for deciding what to do next.

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