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Intel's Next Generation Processors (Continued)

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puting industry's first 400 MHz (3.2 GBps) bus compared to the 100 (800 MBps) and 133 MHz (1056 MBps) bus in PIIIs. The faster bus will benefit future programs that require audio and video features. In order for the bus to work at its fullest, the computer will need fast main memory. Intel specially designed a new motherboard, Tehama, to accompany the Willamette. Tehama will be the first chipset for Willamette and is for use only with the new R-RAM (Rambus RAM) instead of the old SDRAM.  Also, Willamette will not be able to work with old motherboards that has a 100 or 133 MHz bus or ones that supports SDRAM because of design

Intel will also build in a SSE2 or Streaming SIMD Extensions 2. It's a set of 144 new instructions that are compatible with software using the Streaming SIMD Extensions of the PIII. The SSE2 is just an update to SSE and will enhance performance to video , encryption, and the next generation of Internet applications.
Senior Vice President of Intel and general manager of Intel's Microprocessor Group, Albert Yu, introduced the Willamette on Feb 15 in the Intel Developer Forum at Palm Springs, Calif.
Next Generation Celeron: Timna
Timna will be the next Intel Cel

eron Processor for the value PCs market. It is designed with the same vision as the Celeron processors. Timna is based on the current P6 architecture and will be introduced in the second half of this year. The chip incorporates the CPU core, memory controller, and the graphics card. It is different from the Celeron in the sense that the Celeron was only the CPU core or the chip and all the other extras were included on the motherboard, not on the chip itself.
The Itanium processor will be different from the other two in the sense that it is for servers and businesses, not for home PCs. Its main difference is its 64-bit mi

Internet Sales Tax? A Very Likely Possibility

Internet shopping has grown amazingly in the past few years. There are many websites that offer all kinds of products to consumers. As more and more people are buying from the web, government is losing the sales tax they get from normal brick and mortar stores.
Our government is becoming more and more concerned as

people are flooding to shopping websites. They can't do anything about the lost taxes.
$20 billion was spent on Internet purchases last year in the US. The government have no way of getting the taxes because the process of taxing the net is too complicated.
But taxing the Net will literally take an act of Congress. A 1992 U.S. Supreme Court rul

ing held that it would be too burdensome for businesses if states enforced sales taxes for out-of-state purchases. The 1998 Internet Tax Freedom Act put a three-year moratorium on Net access taxes (but not on sales taxes). And it created an advisory committee to study electronic commerce and recommend action on various issues, including online sales tax; the

committee is due to give its final report April 21.
Michigan and North Carolina aren't waiting for Congress and has a question on its state income tax asking how much one spent buying on the Internet.
Will Internet taxes be in our near future? The presidential election this year will make a difference.

Where the presidential candidates stand on Internet Taxes