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Is NVIDIA’s GeForce Partner Program Anti-Competitive?

A recent report from Kyle Bennet over at HardOCP has found some very interesting information about NVIDIA's new GeForce Partner Program. What is the GeForce Partner Program? You can read NVIDIA's own blog post about the program, but the whole idea behind the program is to, "ensure that gamers have full transparency into the GPU platform and software they’re being sold, and can confidently select products that carry the NVIDIA GeForce promise." This all sounds great, but when Kyle was approached by AMD to take a closer look into NVIDIA's GPP he found evidence that this new program aims to push board partners to not release products from other manufacturers, mainly AMD.

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Intel Expands Bug Bounty Program in Wake Of Spectre, Meltdown Flaws

At Intel, we believe that working with security researchers is a crucial part of identifying and mitigating potential security issues in our products. Similar to other companies, one of the ways we've made this part of our operating model is through a bug bounty program. The Intel Bug Bounty Program was launched in March 2017 to incentivize security researchers to collaborate with us to find and report potential vulnerabilities. This, in turn, helps us strengthen the security of our products, while also enabling a responsible and coordinated disclosure process.

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Colorful Responds To Copying EVGA’s About Page

It must have been quite embarrassing to Colorful when it was discovered yesterday that they basically copied EVGA's About page word for word. Once word got out about this there was some pretty bad press about the company. Colorful is responding saying that they have updated their "About" page and puts the blame for the older page on a outsourced web-design company that "temporarily put the wrong information."

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US and UK Government Website Infected With Crypto-Mining Malware

It seems that potentially thousands of websites run by U.S. and UK government agencies were infected Sunday with malware that caused visitors to secretly mine cryptocurrency. Government websites are already known for being slow and having horrible out-dated web design standards, and now they are embedded with crypto-mining malware that slows things down even more.

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Microsoft Office 2019 Will Only Run On Windows 10

We told you about the new Windows customer SKUs yesterday that Microsoft intends to implement later this year, but it seems the changes keep on coming. Microsoft has just officially announced that Office 2019 will only work on machines with Windows 10 and the next LTSC release of Windows Server. This is of course to another effort to force Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users to upgrade to 10.

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Windows 10 Consumer SKU Roadmap Revealed

Microsoft will soon be launching Windows 10 Redstone 4 and with it will come changes to how the company is positioning the software as well as pricing for its partners. From the information it looks like we will have 5 new SKUs for partners to use with their products. These SKUs are labeled as Entry ($25), Value ($45), Core ($65.45), Core+ ($86.66), and Advanced ($101).

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