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Lilbits: Microsoft goes big on widgets for Windows 11, Zoom may launch email and calendar apps

What’s old is new again. Nearly two decades ago, Microsoft introduced support for widgets (called gadgets) that displayed snippets of information in a sidebar for Windows Vista. It became an optional feature with Windows 7, and it was discontinued by the time Windows 8 arrived. But Windows 11? It’s got widgets again, this time stuffed […]

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AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop chips based on Zen 4 architecture coming September 27th for $299 and up

The first AMD chips based on the company’s new Zen 4 CPU architecture are set to hit the streets starting September 27th, 2022. The chip maker says its new Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors deliver up to 29% better single-core performance and even bigger gains in multi-core performance, while also offering better performance per-watt than […]

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Lilbits: Debian and GNOME celebrate birthdays, AMD Zen 4 desktop chips coming soon, more Windows games can run on Linux via Proton 7.0-4

Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming PC ships with a Linux-based operating system called SteamOS, which is part of the reason Valve can set starting prices as low as $299. But if the Steam Deck could only play native Linux games, it wouldn’t be much use as a gaming PC. So Valve developed Proton, a tool […]

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AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop chips will bring 15% performance boost, Zen 4 CPU cores and RDNA 2 graphics

AMD expects to begin shipping Ryzen 7000 processors for desktop computers this fall, but after a brief teaser in January, now the company is giving us a better idea of what to expect: faster performance, better integrated graphics, and baked-in support for DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. You’ll need a new motherboard to use the […]

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AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop chips with Zen 4 CPU cores in the second half of 2022

The first laptops powered by AMD Ryzen 6000 chips with Zen 3 CPU cores are expected to start shipping soon, but AMD is already working on its next-gen processor technology. AMD has announced that it will begin shipping Ryzen 7000 series desktop chips with Zen 4 CPU architecture in the second half of 2022. The company […]

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AMD EPYC server chips with up to 96 Zen 4 CPUs coming in 2022, 128-core Zen 4c coming in 2023

AMD’s most powerful chips available at the moment feature 7nm CPU cores based on the company’s Zen 3 architecture. But the company is preparing to launch 5nm chips featuring Zen 4 technology next year. During the company’s Accelerated Data Center Premiere event, AMD CEO Lisa Su previewed next-gen EPYC server chips set to launch in […]