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Submission + - Universities move to GMail, GoogleApps (arstechnica.com)

Anonymous Coward writes: "According to ArsTechnica, five U.S schools have begun using GoogleApps on campus. The switch is partly due to the request from students for better mail systems, namely, GMail. The author speaks with IT Professionals at a few of the Universities, as well as a student, to get the inside scoop on why schools are making the move to GoogleApps."

Submission + - Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 Launched, Benchmarks

MojoKid writes: "Intel officially launched its next speed bump in their Core 2 Extreme quad-core desktop processor line-up today. The new Core 2 Extreme QX6800 has frequency parity with its dual-core counterpart, the Core 2 Extreme X6800 — sans the "Q". At 2.93GHz this makes the Core 2 Extreme QX6800 Intel's highest clocked quad-core desktop processor to date. Due to its 2.93GHz clock speed, the new QX6800 is as fast as the Core 2 X6800 while running single-threaded applications, as with most game engines and office productivity tools. While running multi-threaded applications that can fully utilize the additional processing resources afforded by the quad-core design of the QX6800 however, the new Core 2 Extreme QX6800 clearly puts up significantly better performance numbers than any other desktop PC processor currently available."

Submission + - New google maps features

Meltir writes: "Despite the fact that for some of us (not living in the US) google maps has only been a map, a set of new features has been added that make the service a full featured guidebook.
Before you could barely find the correct city, let alone a specific street.
A new tab has recently appeared on the search page, allowing you to create sets of your favorite places, find an (almost) reasonable route from one place to another, and create your own paths.
This data can be made public, or kept private.
Considering that some of the less popular cities in the world have had the search function lacking in many aspects — me, and many of my friends consider this the sole feature that wins our hearts.
Now... where would you like to go today ?"

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