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Alex Hawkins

Over 30 years in the television broadcast industry. Editing for 28 and still enjoying it. Currently working for a govt dept in the most beautiful city in Australia.
Member Since:
March 27th 2003
364 Posts
100 posts
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Canberra
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1970's Cinema
by Mike Cohen 4 months ago
Although I did not catch any classic 70's films IN the 70's, I have come to love the style and artistry of this genre. Here are some of my faves (same goes for music): Friends of Eddie Coyle I had not
Re: 1970's Cinema
by Alex Hawkins 4 months ago
Tim Wilson "First up, you MUST READ Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'N' Roll Generation S.... The author points to 67's Bonnie & Clyde and 69's Easy Riders as the foundations, b
Ladies and Gentlemen! Direct from his acclaimed appearance on the PrPro forum--Here's Hitler!!!
by Chris Harlan 11 months ago

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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen! Direct from his acclaimed appearance on the PrPro forum--Here's Hitler!!!
by Alex Hawkins 11 months ago
Thanks for that Chris (and Sean of course). We all feel alot better now, especially with the knowledge that even Hitler's going to 'bend over'. Vielen Dank. Alex Hawkins Canberra, Australia
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Why you'll buy Adobe CC
by John Kaley 11 months ago
You will have to buy Adobe CC whether you want to or not. Have you ever had a client send you a .PSD or .AI file for use in an edit and had to modify it Pay up, sucker!
Re: Why you'll buy Adobe CC
by Alex Hawkins 11 months ago
Greg Andonian "You can't open a Premiere Pro PROJECT from the latest version in an earlier one, but if you export it to XML you can take it as far back as CS5." Yes that is correct but it's hardly wh
The Adobe Feedback Form - Better than venting here
by walter biscardi 11 months ago
Posting threads (numerous threads) on this forum won't make Adobe change anything. Makes you feel better, but won't influence Adobe's business decisions moving forward. What DOES influence Adobe's dec
Re: The Adobe Feedback Form - Better than venting here
by Alex Hawkins 11 months ago
walter biscardi " Kevin Snyder "The big benefit of going to the cloud is more updates! Really People are going to buy that " Yes, I do totally buy into this but at this time I cannot say any more abo
Adobe CC. The non hysterical response
by Andy Field 11 months ago
Walter Biscardi with a reasoned clear headed assessment http: walterbiscardi.com what-adobe-creative-cloud-is-really-all-about
Re: Adobe CC. The non hysterical response
by Alex Hawkins 11 months ago
I work for a major govt dept so as you can imagine, leasing software is attractive to us. We don't need to make any huge capital outlays and wait for software to arrive in boxes. The monthly fee for e
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Blog: My Adobe Premiere Pro NEXT Top Ten!
by walter biscardi 11 months ago
The fine folks at Adobe gave me a sneak peek test drive of the new Adobe Premiere Pro NEXT and I have to say, WOW. Even better than the experience of seeing it at NAB. First thing that jumps out at me
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@My Adobe Premiere Pro NEXT Top Ten!
by Jamie Pickell 11 months ago
Just one question, can you right-click on a transition and change the duration and or the start end of it a la FCP or even better a dialog box a la AVID
Honestly NOT trying to trash broadcast TV... just reporting what I see on my newsfeeds these days...
by Bill Davis 12 months ago
http: www.telegraph.co.uk technology google 10033473 Eric-Schmidt-television-is-already-over.html Agree or disagree - it's an interesting perspective from a guy who should have a clue about tech trend
Re: Honestly NOT trying to trash broadcast TV... just reporting what I see on my newsfeeds these days...
by Alex Hawkins 11 months ago
Sorry, last Who post. Chris Harlan "Yes! The two parters! I wonder that, as well. And, I can still make my sister's skin crawl by asking her, in just the right voice, "Are you my mommy " Of those, the
AE drives the NLE decision
by Oliver Peters 12 months ago
I edit and do training from time to time at broadcast facilities. What I've seen has been FCP in the commercial promo department and Avid in news. The general flow I've seen is to cut a base layer in
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Re: AE drives the NLE decision
by Alex Hawkins 12 months ago
Julian Bowman "The things they watch that are streamed to iPads, laptops etc. Are they clips of pussy cats and yodelling babies or of broadcast TV shows watched through an alternative medium My money
Why we will be choosing PremierePro over FCPX
by Morten Ranmar 12 months ago
Let me start by saying that this has nothing to do with the changes Apple have made to Final Cut. I actually like the Magnetic Timeline, and simpleness of the program. But there are just too many miss
Re: Why we will be choosing PremierePro over FCPX
by Alex Hawkins 12 months ago
Seriously Bill you need to take off your blinkers. Alex Hawkins Canberra, Australia
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Custom Layout and editing handy stuff
by Alex Rod 1 year ago
Hi - new to Ppro coming from FCP so thanks for the help in advanced. I want to easily duplicate a clip on the timeline to the layer above or below. On most adobe apps it's a simple alt+drag to the nex
Re: Custom Layout and editing handy stuff
by Alex Hawkins 1 year ago
Great Alex. Excellent stuff, glad it's working for you. Alex Hawkins Canberra, Australia
Extend edit
by Richard Taylor 1 year ago
Can Premiere Pro perform an extend edit past another edit point If not, if I place the target playhead at an edit point and perform an extend edit, will the edit go all the way to the playhead Thanks,
Re: Extend edit
by Alex Hawkins 1 year ago
Yes Aindreas I see what you mean. A roll edit won't go past the next edit but a ripple will. Again, if I understand you correctly Alex Hawkins Canberra, Australia
Marking out on the timeline is one frame too long!
by Stephen Kennedy 1 year ago
Another editor coming from FCP confused about something strange PP does... Let's say I have two clips with a space between them on the timeline, and I want to add a clip between them. I go to the end
Re: Marking out on the timeline is one frame too long!
by Alex Hawkins 1 year ago
Stephen, If you've had any background in tape editing then yes this is strange behaviour, but unfortunately it's just the way Premiere Pro works. When editing tape the mark out point on your recorder
Rolling Edit Tool?
by Alex Hawkins 2 years ago
OK so is it just me or can you not perform a rolling edit on a secondary storyline Alex Hawkins Canberra, Australia
Re: Rolling Edit Tool?
by Alex Hawkins 2 years ago
Gotcha. Thanks heaps guys. Cheers. Alex Hawkins Canberra, Australia
Meet The Superhumans
by Alex Hawkins 2 years ago
Hi There, Thought some people on this forum might like this. http: www.youtube.com watch v=kKTamH__xuQ (You'll have to watch it via YouTube) Very nice I thought. Enjoy! Alex Hawkins Canberra, Australi
CS6 Premiere Pro performance with Kona 3 on the PC?
by Tom Daigon 2 years ago
I posted this a while back but never got any feedback so I am trying again :D I switched from Mac to PC. I would like to hear from Premiere Pro CS6 users (PC) that also use the AJA Kona 3 systems. Are
Re: CS6 Premiere Pro performance with Kona 3 on the PC?
by Alex Hawkins 2 years ago
Gotcha. Although our LHi card has always come up as an option in the sound system preferences on our Mac Pros but did not on the Z820. I guess I just assumed it wasn't going to be any different. I ass
COW Newsletter: Ronald Lindeboom retires from Creative COW
by Creative COW 2 years ago
Ronald Lindeboom retires from Creative COW
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Re: COW Newsletter: Ronald Lindeboom retires from Creative COW
by Alex Hawkins 2 years ago
I don't have Facebook so I will just say here that the gratitude and respect I owe Ron and Kathlyn for setting up, building and making the COW what it is today is unpayable and I simply could not do m
Article: Depth of Field: Gregg Toland, Citizen Kane and Beyond
by Tim Wilson 2 years ago
Film History & Appreciation Depth of Field: Gregg Toland, Citizen Kane and Beyond Whenever somebody equates "shallow depth of field" and "cinematic look," it's good to remembe
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Re: Depth of Field: Gregg Toland, Citizen Kane and Beyond
by Alex Hawkins 2 years ago
Tim, Thanks for this. It warmed my heart on a very cold Canberra winter morning. It's been years since I read something so lovingly written about something that I love so much. I just don't seem to ge
No Sequence Codec problem in CS6
by Alex Hawkins 2 years ago
Hi all, I am running CS6. I am happily editing away, close down for the night. Leave my computer on. Come back in the morning. Start up PPro again and go to open last night's project and I get this er
Re: No Sequence Codec problem in CS6
by Alex Hawkins 2 years ago
Tom Daigon "It was addressed in the beta testing of CS6 that I was a participant in" Ok. So the fact that I am still experiencing it would indicate I have a problem somewhere... I guess calling Adobe
AJA Support for Adobe CS6!
by AJA Sales Department 2 years ago
New AJA Windows and Mac Plug-Ins for Adobe now support the recently released Adobe CS6, providing tighter integration between Adobe software and AJA I O devices for easier operation and huge performan
Re: AJA Support for Adobe CS6!
by Alex Hawkins 2 years ago
Yup. Tis a beautfiul thing. Alex Hawkins Canberra, Australia
FCP& to PP6: some questions
by Jules bowman 2 years ago
Hi, so I'm using the trial and trying to transfer my editing style technique from 10 years of FC to PP. Therefore I was hoping that if i posted some questions in a thread as they came up, people may b
Re: FCP& to PP6: some questions
by Alex Hawkins 2 years ago
Hi Jules, Dennis has done an excellent job addressing your points but I would just mention that re question 11 you can copy attributes from one clip - just highlight it and ctrl cmd-c it and then you
Article: Premiere Pro CS 6.0: First Impressions
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Adobe Premiere Pro Premiere Pro CS 6.0: First Impressions As a long-time Final Cut Pro user, David Lawrence has been looking for a new NLE, since FCPX isn't an option for his editing style and needs.
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Re: Premiere Pro CS 6.0: First Impressions
by Alex Hawkins 2 years ago
Thanks for the review David. Great stuff! I'm about to download the trial. Welcome to Premiere Pro land. Alex Hawkins Canberra, Australia
Blog: Forget the Future, Plan for Now
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
I made a comment at this past week s Atlanta Cutters meeting that surprised many of those in attendance. It was something along the lines of I m anticipating our Avid s will be a one year solution to
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Re: Blog: Forget the Future, Plan for Now
by Alex Hawkins 2 years ago
Steve Connor "That was the most sensible post I have read about NLE's since the FCPX launch." Agreed. Alex Hawkins Canberra, Australia
Article: Walter Biscardi: NAB 2012, Day One
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
NAB Expo Walter Biscardi: NAB 2012, Day One Sometimes, our first impressions are the most powerful, and as Walter Biscardi walked the NAB floor on Day One, he had some definite strong first impressio
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Re: Walter Biscardi: NAB 2012, Day One
by Alex Hawkins 2 years ago
Great report Walter. Thanks for your efforts and time. From where I sit downunder all these sorts of blogs and articles are priceless for me. Cheers, Alex Hawkins Canberra, Australia
Retiming
by Alex Hawkins 2 years ago
Hi all, Just trying to muddle my way through a few things... Is there anyway of retiming a clip and have it NOT change the duration of the clip and thus the timeline Thanks, Alex Hawkins Canberra, Aus
Re: Retiming
by Alex Hawkins 2 years ago
Gotcha! Thanks heaps guys. Alex Hawkins Canberra, Australia
Article: What a Long, Strange Year It's Been!
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate What a Long, Strange Year It's Been! Apple imploding. Adobe ascending. Avid opening up. Who could have seen it coming Here's Walter's look at what happens when the blind
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Re: What a Long, Strange Year It's Been!
by Alex Hawkins 2 years ago
Excellent article Walter. Thanks so much for taking the time to write this. Much appreciated. Alex Hawkins Canberra, Australia
Article: Steve Jobs - A Personal Calendar Entry
by Tim Wilson 2 years ago
NEWS: People in the News Steve Jobs - A Personal Calendar Entry Steve Jobs was almost unbelievably young when we met him. We talk about him as a visionary now, but then, they called him a whiz kid, t
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Re: Article: Steve Jobs - A Personal Calendar Entry
by Tracy Cao 2 years ago
a great person has changed this world more than general people.
Kona Lhi and Lion
by Chris Holland 3 years ago
Hi, I was wondering if anyone is using the LHI card and has updated to Lion We have 2 here that have and they both have the same issue with SD timelines. The problem is when they try to adjust the pla
Re: Kona Lhi and Lion
by Alex Hawkins 2 years ago
Hi Chris, We only do SD XDCam so my response is limited to that I'm afraid. I am running Lion 10.7.2 with the LHi. AJA Control Panel & Adobe Utilities 9.1. PPro 5.5.2 Basically all things are fine but
Article: Avid Unveils Media Composer 6
by Debra Kaufman 2 years ago
AVID Avid Unveils Media Composer 6 With the release of Media Composer version 6, Avid is making good on its promise to pursue a path of openness and 64-bit performance. Available November 15, the rel
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Influenced
by Mark Suszko 3 years ago
http: io9.com 5846870 a-video-compilation-of-every-single-creative-influence-borrowed-for-the-matrix
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Re: Influenced
by Alex Hawkins 3 years ago
Besides which, the whole idea was stolen from this 1976 Dr Who episode written by the late, great Robert Holmes: http: www.youtube.com watch v=0SmafFNKwUQ&feature=related Alex Hawkins Canberra, Austra
Suing over a movie you didn't like? Whaaaaaa-?
by Scott Roberts 3 years ago
This ranks right up there as not only one of the dumbest things I've ever heard, but also a nice reminder of how annoying people can be sometimes. http: www.slashfilm.com perso-sues-misleading-trailer
Re: Suing over a movie you didn't like? Whaaaaaa-?
by Alex Hawkins 3 years ago
I'm sorry but this is absolutely unbelievable. What's with 'suing'! What about human responsibility You know, get off your keyster and read some reviews.
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4 yr. old's reaction to the big reveal in Empire Strikes Back
by Tim Wilson 3 years ago
Since we're talking about "appreciation," let's talk about appreciation.
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Re: 4 yr. old's reaction to the big reveal in Empire Strikes Back
by Alex Hawkins 3 years ago
Tim Wilson "(BTW, I love that movie. I think it's a genuine modern masterpiece.)" Tim I agree. I saw it again on Friday night after about a decade and I am constantly surprised how much it moves me.
The 25 Funniest TV Shows of All Time
by Scott Roberts 3 years ago
IGN created a list of the top 25 funniest shows to ever grace the small screen. It's not a list that particularly caters to folk who like REALLY classic television, though: http: tv.ign.com articles 1
Re: The 25 Funniest TV Shows of All Time
by Alex Hawkins 3 years ago
Sorry I forgot "The Goodies". Absolutely classic British comedy. Alex Hawkins Canberra, Australia
Saddest? Obviously they never watched "Spice World"
by Mark Suszko 3 years ago
http: www.nerve.com news movies watch-the-saddest-movie-scenes-ever-surefire-way-to-cry-your-eyes-out I will say that the last five or so movies that made me tear up were all animated films. Shall we
Re: Saddest? Obviously they never watched "Spice World"
by Alex Hawkins 3 years ago
Life Is Beautiful was, for me, the most I have ever laughed AND cried at one film. The first 8 minutes of Up. Unbelievably heart wrenching and top notch film making.
Nice!
by Scott Roberts 3 years ago
I 100% support this policy. In fact, I think it should be implemented at all times for R-rated movies. No, I don't have kids, yes I'm selfish. I understand that you want some time out of the house, bu
Re: Nice!
by Alex Hawkins 3 years ago
Thanks Scott, all very interesting. Downunder most of the employees responsible for security screening wouldn't be able to get into MA15 films themselves.
Invictus
by Alex Hawkins 3 years ago
Hi I just saw Invictus on Blu Ray. I was really looking forward to it but I have to say it was the most disappointing film I have seen since I can remember. Since seeing it I have read some reviews of
Re: Invictus
by Scott Roberts 3 years ago
Alex Hawkins "The whole emphasis on Mandela's bodyguards was completely irrelevant. I kept thinking there was going to be some sort of attempt on his life but this never eventuated. There was no payo
SWITCHed... and VERY happy! Report on FCP > Premiere Pro
by Mark Palmos 3 years ago
Hello guys, For the last week I have been using Adobe CS 5.5 and now a week later, I can quite honestly say I wish I had switched the day CS 5.5 came out. It has been an absolute joy to work with so m
Re: SWITCHed... and VERY happy! Report on FCP > Premiere Pro
by Alex Hawkins 3 years ago
Gday Mark, thanks for making the effort to post this. Very helpful. I know you probably know this but there are quite a few hidden keystroke abilities in PPro that are not included in any menu. Basica
Article: A Final Cutter Tries Out Premiere Pro
by Helmut Kobler 3 years ago
Apple FCPX - Final Cut Pro X A Final Cutter Tries Out Premiere Pro If you're a Final Cut editor contemplating making a change in the wake of Apple's FCPX roll-out, you're not alone. Here's one long-t
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@A Final Cutter Tries Out Premiere Pro
by Chris Koczan 5 months ago
hi... tnx for informative real world review of Prem vs FCP I am now in same boat. About to switch from FCP to either Avid or Premier. Im wondering after moere time on premiere, if you are still hapy w
PPro CS 5.5 and Kona LHi Card on Mac
by Alex Hawkins 3 years ago
Hi all, After a couple of years on FCP it looks like we're switching back to PPro. I have a Kona LHi card on my MacPro 4.1, (2009) an NVidia GTX285 card and 16GB RAM. I have the latest 9.0.1 Drivers a
Article: FCPX - Response to David Pogue’s “Professional Video Editors Weigh In on Final Cut Pro X”
by Richard Harrington 3 years ago
Apple FCPX - Final Cut Pro X FCPX - Response to David Pogue s Professional Video Editors Weigh In on Final Cut Pro X In the continuing debate about the future of FCPX and video editing, David Pogue a
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Re: FCPX - Response to David Pogue’s “Professional Video Editors Weigh In on Final Cut Pro X”
by Heath Comeadow 3 years ago
David's workflow wasn't professional. It was pro-sumer. When I post a commercial. I want to edit in the best format possible, I want to share media across a server, I want that media managed on the se
Could FCPX signal the demise of professional editors?
by Stevo Chang 3 years ago
Just a thought -- since Apple's move with FCPX clearly delineates it's support for amateur prosumer-level users and to simplify editing so non-professional editors can 'dabble' with editing, what impa
Re: Could FCPX signal the demise of professional editors?
by Tim Wilson 3 years ago
I've been around long enough that COMPUTERS signaled the demise of professional editing. Back in 1984, any monkey with a checkbook could buy an EditDroid for $87,000 and use the same system George Luc
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Video: Alex Evans Freelance Editor | Designer | Composite Artist | Colourist
by Alex Evans 3 years ago
Alex Evans Freelance Editor Designer Composite Artist Colourist Melbourne based Freelance Video Artist. http: www.alexevans.com.au watch demo reel
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Re: Alex Evans Freelance Editor | Designer | Composite Artist | Colourist
by Michael Farrara 3 years ago
Nice work...Love the editing and the music that accompanies it.
What to use when we stop using Final Cut
by Will Eccleston 3 years ago
I learned on AVID Media Composer 6.5.3 in 1997. I am the kind of person who constantly hones his workflow, and my AVID workflow was razor-sharp. To that end, when I was forced to start using Final Cut
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Re: What to use when we stop using Final Cut
by Alex Hawkins 3 years ago
For what it's worth I tend to agree with Terry Curren and Walter Biscardi on this and I, for one, cannot see "the puck" heading in the direction of upmarket professionals or whatever you want to call
Adobe CS4 4.1 Update not recommended for Axio and RT.X2 systems
by Alex Hawkins 5 years ago
To whom it may concern: The recently released Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.1.0 update introduces major issues with Axio and RT.X2 systems and therefore we do not recommend installing it. We expect new Mat
frame hold and speed change glitches?
by Chad Briggs 6 years ago
Also, has anybody had any issues with frame hold or speed changes on clips using axio hardware Either these features don't work at all for me or they crash ppro. our setup is ppro 2 with axio 2.5 driv
Re: frame hold and speed change glitches?
by Alex Hawkins 6 years ago
Hi Chad, Re frame hold, check to see if you have the "enable frame hold" box ticked in project settings general playback settings. What do you mean about speed changes Do they not work at all for you
ASUS KFN5-D-SLI Motherboard
by Alex Hawkins 7 years ago
Hi there, I know it's not amongst the certified listings but I was just wondering if the above motherboard would work OK with the LE. Anyone have any ideas Thanks for all knowledge.Alex Hawkins Canber
Re: ASUS KFN5-D-SLI Motherboard
by Alex Hawkins 7 years ago
Hi Lyn, None really, it was just another option given to us by our supplier who had forgotten about our special needs. Thanks for that, I will now rectify the situation. Cheers, Alex
Can the Sony DSR2000 play back DVCPRO 50 tapes?
by Alex Hawkins 7 years ago
I can't seem to find any thing on the Net to confirm or deny this. Thanks muchly in advance.Alex Hawkins Canberra, Australia
Re: Can the Sony DSR2000 play back DVCPRO 50 tapes?
by Alex Hawkins 7 years ago
Mmmm Interesting...thanks Peter, I'll take that on board. Cheers, Alex
Capturing Uncompressed Footage (Beta or higher)
by Bob Archer 8 years ago
I had recently posted regarding good capture cards for capturing Beta SP to FCP. Now I have another question. I've only worked with firewire capture of DV footage which is 5:1 compression. I know that
Re: Capturing Uncompressed Footage (Beta or higher)
by Alex Hawkins 8 years ago
This is a very captivating thread. So Graeme what was quad 2" Was it a composite tape format or what I'd have to agree with you, I always thought that 2" 1st gen pics looked sharper and had better col
i invite discusion: does apple know about these "issues"
by Bob Flood 8 years ago
hey after using this program for a coupe of months, and stumbling around, and making mistakes, i think i am fairly confident that i can seperate operator error from design flaw, bug, or room for impro
Re: i invite discusion: does apple know about these "issues"
by Alex Hawkins 8 years ago
dave kulawick "discreet edit* got this right, BTW." Indeed they did.Alex Hawkins Canberra, Australia
Axio - Dual Opterons or Dual Xeons?
by Alex Hawkins 9 years ago
Hi, just wondering what peoples thoughts were regarding. . . TIA.Alex Hawkins Canberra, Australia
Re: Axio - Dual Opterons or Dual Xeons?
by Alex Hawkins 9 years ago
That's great Paul, thanks for your advice. Paul King "However if you only plan on getting the Axio SD and want to save money and dont plan on upgrading the system CPUs within a 2 to 3 year period, the


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