Hi! I'm using Snow Leo with iMac, and it's continuously getting slower and slower to startup. It's 35 sec (without weird HDD) at fresh install or after clearing PRAM. After 3 days now it's 50-60 sec. Last time before I've found out the PRAM trick, it was 90-120 sec. Also there is a weird HDD scrawling at startup I don't know what. The 1st time refers to the desktop showing up with the menus, and the 2nd time is the actual startup finish, when the HDD stops scrawling, and finally I can open a google page. Also when I clear …

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Intel continues to prove their commitment to chip evolution with the [URL="http://news.com.com/Intel+moves+closer+to+flash+memory+replacement/2100-1006_3-6176959.html?tag=nefd.pop"]demonstration of new phase-change memory[/URL]. A possible replacement for flash memory, PRAM uses [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalcogenide_glass"]chalcogenide glass[/URL] to switch between 1s and 0s. This method could theoretically allow for faster and smaller chips, while using less power. PRAM will also last longer than flash and is less likely to become corrupted. Intel, along with Samsung, Hitachi, and a conglomerate of others has been working on such technology since 2000. On Tuesday, however, Intel held their first public demonstration at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing and plans to start shipping samples …

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“Can I have that in English, please?

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Since the Electronic Entertainment Expo held in May this year we’ve heard increasing levels of concern about the capabilities of multi-cored processors to be included in soon to be released game consoles. Now PC hardware developers are raising concerns about the multi-cored processors included in desktop PCs. Software developers simply do not know how to take advantage of them is the claim! Well known games developer identities such as Gabe Newel and John Carmack have been loud in expressing their concerns about multicore processor technology and for good reason. Graphics processor technology has already outstripped central processor technology and is …

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