Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 25 Nov. 2000, Vol 3 No. 47
 Intel Introduces The Pentium® 4 Processor

by Arie Slob

Dear Windows-Help.NET Subscriber,

Pentium® 4 This week Intel announced the arrival of the new Pentium 4 proccessor. It will be available initially at clock speeds of 1.4 and 1.5GHz and will cost $644 and $819 (in 1,000 unit quantities) respectively. According to sources, Intel is looking to release a 2GHz Pentium 4 around the middle of next year. The Pentium 4 is currently aimed at high-end PCs and workstations, and features a NetBurst™ Micro-Architecture, a collection of unique technologies that will power Intel's most advanced 32-bit processors for consumer and business users over the next several years of computing.

The Pentium 4 processor is the first completely new desktop processor design from Intel since the Pentium Pro processor, with its P6 micro-architecture, was introduced in 1995. Highlights include Hyper Pipelined Technology, which enables the Pentium 4 processor to execute software instructions in a 20-stage pipeline, as compared to the 10-stage pipeline of the Pentium III processor.

For higher performance, the Rapid Execution Engine allows frequently used Arithmetic Logic Unit instructions to be executed at double the core clock. The industry's first 400 MHz system bus speeds the transfer of data between the processor and main memory. In addition, 144 new instructions have been added to further speed the processing of video, audio and 3-D applications. These and other technical innovations make Pentium 4 processor-based PCs the ideal machines for creating and experiencing Internet media.

"The Pentium 4 processor is designed to give users performance where they can appreciate it most," said Paul Otellini, executive vice president and general manager, Intel Architecture Group. "Whether streaming content, playing interactive games, encoding video and MP3 files, or creating Internet content -- the Pentium 4 processor is designed to meet the needs of today's most demanding computer users."

The Pentium 4 processor requires the new Intel 850 chipset, Rambus RDRAM memory, and a 400MHz system bus.

Several companies (Acer, Compaq, Dell, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and possibly others) should have Pentium 4 systems for sale by now.

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  Microsoft Security

Patch Available for ".ASX Buffer Overrun" and ".WMS Script Execution" Vulnerabilities

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates two security vulnerabilities in Microsoft® Windows Media™ Player. These vulnerabilities could potentially enable a malicious user to cause a program of his choice to run on another user's computer.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 6.4
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 7

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Patch Available for "Domain Account Lockout" Vulnerability

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Windows 2000. The vulnerability could allow a malicious user to use repeated attempts to guess an account password even if the domain administrator had set an account lockout policy.

Affected Software Versions

  • Windows 2000 Professional, Server, Advanced Server, and Datacenter Server - all running Service Pack 1

Windows 2000 Gold is not affected by this vulnerability.

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