On the other hand, the Upgrade Advisor thought little of CNET News.com's relatively new low-end machine. It has 512MB of memory, but some of that is shared with its integrated graphics. Ironically, we have been testing beta versions of Vista on this machine.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.