The setup uses 25 AMD Radeon graphics cards and can make 350 billion guesses per second. All eight-character passwords fall in hours; some take only six minutes.
The 15.6-inch Acer Aspire 5253 starts at under $500, thanks to AMD's new low-cost E-350 processor.
Advanced Micro Devices trims about 350 jobs as part of a previously announced cost-cutting plan aiming to save the company $350 million in 2003.
Enchilada, which gained attention for offering a free computer to people willing to sign up for the company's Internet service, has announced it will begin selling a computer priced at $399. That price includes unlimited Internet access and computer with a 350-MHz AMD processor, 32MB of memory, 3.2GB hard drive, and no monitor.
The company is promising to ship hundreds of thousands of the new 350-MHz version of its K6-2 processor.
Umax introduced two new notebooks with the 350-MHz AMD K6-2 processor. The ActionBook 335T has a 12.1-inch active matrix display and the 535T comes with a 13.3-inch active matrix display. Both come with 4.3GB hard disk drive, 32MB of memory, a CD-ROM and modem, and are priced starting at $1,599.
The patch corrects an obscure glitch that occurs when Windows 95 is run on AMD K6-2 processors running at 350-MHz or faster.