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Intel preps mobile processors for higher clock speeds

Santa Clara (CA) – Intel is transitioning seven small-package Core 2 Duo CPUs as well as one Celeron M processor to new steppings, which will include “speed enhancements” for the Montevina notebook platform and lay the foundation for a higher clock speed, the company said.

The Core 2 Duo SL9300 (1.60 GHz), SL9400 (1.86 GHz), SP9300 (2.26 GHz) and SP9400 (2.40 GHz) will be moved from a C-0 stepping to E-0, while the Celeron M ULV 723 (1.2 GHz), Core 2 Solo SU3300 (1.20 GHz, single-core), Core 2 Duo SU9300 (1.20 GHz), and SU9400 (1.40 GHz) will switch from M-0 to R-0.

The effect of both stepping changes is the same – there are speed path improvements, which will enable higher frequency models, according to Intel. There are no electrical, mechanical or thermal changes.With the exception of the Celeron M model, the conversion affects only small package processors: SP models that focus on performance, SL version that have a greater focus on energy efficiency as well as SU versions that solely focus on energy efficiency. Intel defines SP processors as small-package CPUs with a thermal envelope of 20-29 watts, SL processors with 12-19 watts and SU processors with less than 12 watts.

We can’t really remember a time when Intel’s processor descriptions were as confusing as they are today, so here is a quick reminder what those cryptic prefixes mean:

Intel told its customers that samples of the new processors will be available by December 8 of this year. Volume shipments are set to begin on or after March 2 of next year. The company said that there will not be any form, fit and function changes between the stepping conversions, however, system builders will have to apply a BIOS update. This new BIOS will support the new stepping and the previous stepping.

Credit - Wolfgang Gruener from TG Daily

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Firefox Extensions


I'd stumbled upon two useful extensions for the famous Mozilla Firefox (click on the name to go to the download page):

Chromifox

Chromifox, from the developer of Camifox, is another blatant rip-off of another default theme from another great open source web browser! This time, the target is Google Chrome, or more specifically Chromium, the open source project behind it. The clean lines, slick layout, and compact style of Chromium were the points of inspiration for this theme. Chromifox offers a coat of Chrome for Firefox.
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Font Finder

Simply highlight a single element (e.g. a paragraph or a strong tag ), right-click and select `Font Finder`, then marvel as the full CSS text styling of the selected element appears.
Support

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Run Internet Sites From Windows Calculator


When to use it:
When your browser(s) is/are messed up for some unexplainable reason.

  1. Open your MS Calculator. This is normally found in Start => All Programs => Accessories => Calculator.
  2. Open the help-window by pressing the F1 key.
  3. Click the top-left corner icon of the help window once (Default is a Document with a Question mark).
  4. Click on the Jump to URL.....
  5. Type your address into the available field, but remember to type http://, and not just the www (or equivalent).
  6. Have fun and Enjoy!
Credit - لادن from Lowyat.net

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Lazy...Lazier...Laziest....


As per title, I am becoming lazier to do my work in this final month that I'll be in this company, maybe the thought of quitting has clouded my mind and preventing me to do my job properly.

I'm not sad leaving my work and to lose my job, it's just that my source of income will vanish as well, though it's not really a major problem (I'm not rich or anything), it's just that I don't use that much money to survive :-)

However, I'm not alone, a few of my friends had also chose the same path(resign) as me, some of them are going to find a new(better) job and some of them went back to their hometown. I was actually surprise as I thought I was the only one who had made this decision this fast.

There's a lot of things running through my head right now, my job is not that significant anymore but I hope that I can contribute something to the company before I leave.

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