Posts Tagged ‘Personal computer’

Windows 7 Professional Vs Windows 7 Enterprise

September 17, 2012 3 comments

The information in the slide above will definitely prove valuable to the choice of the windows OS to deploy in your Organisation. It highlights in details all aspects of both OS for Your consideration. Take time to go through the ten (10) page slide and you’ll simply fall in love with it.

BlueStacks To Deliver 450,000 Android Apps To PCs

April 24, 2012 1 comment

By Kristin Bent, CRN

March 27, 2012 5:04 PM ET

BlueStacks launched Tuesday the beta version of its Android App Player for PCs, a software tool that allows users to run Android applications on a Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 PC.

The beta release is built off of BlueStacks’ patent-pending LayerCake technology, which enables apps written for ARM-based processors to run on x86-based desktop and notebook PCs. The company also said LayerCake allows for hardware graphics acceleration, meaning even graphics-heavy applications originally built for high-end tablets will now be compatible with PCs.

BlueStacks, a Silicon Valley-based startup founded by former McAfee CTO Rosen Sharma in 2009, eyed a market early-on for its App Player software.

[Related: AMD, With BlueStacks, Enables Android Apps On Windows Devices]

“You know, first there was Angry Birds on Chrome which was a big deal, then recently Steve Ballmer stood up at CES and announced that Cut the Rope had been ported to IE9 – with BlueStacks, it’s 450,000 apps coming to Windows at once,” said Sharma, who is also CEO of the company.

The alpha version of BlueStacks’ App Player was available last year from October to December, and was used by more than a million users in more than 100 countries, the company said. During those three months, over 4.5 million apps were downloaded to PCs.

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Intel Launches First 22-nm Ivy Bridge Processors

April 24, 2012 Leave a comment

By Kristin Bent, CRN

April 23, 2012 2:16 PM ET

After 11 years in the R&D lab, Intel (NSDQ:INTC) launched Monday the first of its highly-anticipated third-generation Ivy Bridge Core processors based on its debut 22nm tri-gate transistor technology. The chip maker unveiled 13 quad-core chips based on the new architecture, which are optimized for desktop, notebook and all-in-one PCs.

Dual-core versions optimized for Ultrabooks will launch in the “coming months,” Intel said.

The 13 Ivy Bridge processors introduced Monday are said to deliver a 20 percent jump in processor performance compared to the prior generation Sandy Bridge-based chips. They also tout a 20 percent lower power envelope than their predecessors, and they more than double the graphics and media performance.

Intel said these benchmarks, and particularly the boost in graphics performance, exceeded its expectations for Ivy Bridge. Normally, Intel employs a “Tick Tock” development model for its chips, whereby a new manufacturing process is introduced in one year (the “tick”), and a new architecture the next (the “tock”). But Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of Intel’s PC Client Group, said the new 22-nm chips represent a development milestone for the Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip maker, which it fittingly dubbed “Tick Plus.”

via Intel Launches First 22-nm Ivy Bridge Processors.

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