Weekend tech reading: Windows 7 open RC next April? Quake Live this Tuesday

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Quake Live open beta opening this Tuesday Formerly known as Quake Zero, QL succeeds its predecessor Quake III Arena as a "major league" first-person shooter eSports competition game. Quake Live official site.

Windows 7 Open RC set for April 10? Windows 7 RC is internally being tested and the official release date is set for April 10, 2009. The Windows team is right on schedule with development, and if there are no significant problems over the next few weeks the April 10, 2009 release date will remain intact. Neowin.

Adobe: The GPU is not a universal app accelerator Photoshop CS4 was one of the first products to take advantage of this accelerated compute feature and some users may have been disappointed by the extent to which the GPU is used in Adobe’s software. TG Daily.

Did Google Earth find Atlantis? Google is officially denying widespread Internet rumors that its Google Earth software located the mythical sunken city of Atlantis off the coast of Africa. Either that, or Google is totally trying to hide something. Since I always appreciate a nice juicy conspiracy theory, I'm going to go with the latter. News.com.

AMD's Desktop Graphics Update Not Expected to Radically Boost Performance According to industrial sources with knowledge of the matter, the code-named ATI RV790 graphics processing unit is nothing else but the already shipping ATI RV770 chip with higher clock-speeds. Xbit Labs.

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