July 03, 2003

Tom's Hardware

I noticed today that HP is offering a choice of Windows XP or Mandrake Linux 9.1 on some of its business systems. There are some options for configuration and the various models come with a Celeron or Pentium processor.

I wanted to know more about the features or workings of the Pentium chip and Googled "advanced transfer cache." The first result was a page at the site Tom's Hardware Guide. Reviews of hardware are the featured content. The reviews focus on the technical aspects and often include illustrations, photographs, and charts. The site claims the reviews are "independent editorial reviews of cutting-edge computer hardware." The site also features annotated press releases in "Tom's Hard News", a weekly newsletter "Tom's Hard News", and a bulletin board titled, very appropriately IMO, "Tom's Hardware Guide Community."

The site has been around since 1996 and I wonder why I've never come across it before. I was originally attracted by the content. That's why I decided to write about it, but I'm also impressed with the site's structure and purpose.

Posted by ernie at July 3, 2003 12:20 PM
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nice topic

Posted by: petty at May 7, 2004 05:24 PM