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01-02-2002, 12:09 AM
Microsoft has released The Windows 2000 Security Rollup Package. The package provides a simple one off install of all the security updates that have been released for Windows 2000 since Service Pack 2 (SP2). Note To install this rollup package, you must have Windows 2000 Professional, Server, or Advanced Server with SP2 installed. You can read more about the package here http://support.microsoft.com/support/misc/kblookup.asp?ID=311401 and download the package here http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downloads/critical/q311401/default.asp?FinishURL=%2Fdownloads%2Frelease%2Easp %3FReleaseID%3D35639%26area%3Dsearch%26ordinal%3D6 %26redirect%3Dno

Still with Microsoft, and they have released a patch for Windows XP to fix issues people have with burning data CD's. This patch reportedly fixes issues with errors occurring when you copy files or folders to a compact disc-recordable (CD-R) or a compact disc-rewritable (CD-RW). Errors may include inconsistent disc recording and only being able to read the disc its entirety using Windows XP. Read the Knowledgebase article here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q309691&ID309691 and grab the update here.http://download.microsoft.com/download/whistler/Patch/Q309691/WXP/EN-US/Q309691_WXP_SP1_x86_ENU.exe

ASUS have announced their graphics card line-up based on the GeForce4 GPU. details are below:
ASUS V8460 Series GeForce4 Ti 4600 Graphics Card
ASUS V8460Ultra series is powered by the most advanced graphics processing unit on earth the GeForce4 Ti 4600. A core clock speed of 330MHz & memory clock speed of 660MHz, combined with 128MB DDR SDRAM provide the ultimate graphics experience with revolutionary technologies such as: nFiniteFX'! II engine for complex geometry & animation, Accuview Antialiasing'! for unbeatable visual quality & frame rate, as well as nView for multiple display flexibility & user control.
Read more here.http://www.theinquirer.net/29010215.htm

SmartFTP Version 1.0.964 has been released. Here's what's new:
* SSL support (Implicit)
* XP Theme support
* XDUPE Mode 3 support (glftpd, raidenftpd), Mode 2 support if filenames don't get cut
* HTTP Proxy support (HTTP Connect)
* Import for FlashFXP's Sites.dat
* OS/2, AS400 FTP support
* Priority list
You can download it manually from here http://www.smartftp.com/download/ or use the Smart Update feature if you already have a copy installed.

Tom's Hardware has compared an overclocked Athlon XP, running at 2.3 GHz, against a Pentium 4 overclocked to 3.0 GHz to see how the new P4 fronts up. read the comparo here.http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/02q1/020128/index.html

AtlantaOC have written an article on how to make your own spiral wrapped IDE cables rather than paying for the rounded ones.http://www.atlantaoc.com/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=50

Microsoft have posted some Knowledge Base articles that tell HOW TO.... The articles cover HOW TO: Remove Instant Messaging Users for Windows Messenger on Windows XP-Based Computers, HOW TO: Use Automatic Completion with a Command Prompt in Windows XP and HOW TO: Add More Power to Recovery Console By Using Group Policy. Well worth a read just for the first one alone. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q310705 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q310530 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q310497

Microsoft have also posted a Knowledge Base article on How to prevent Windows Messenger from running.http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q302089 By default, Windows Messenger is installed by Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition, and the user interface does not provide a way to remove or to uninstall Windows Messenger. The article describes, how to disable Messenger for the following situations:
- Messenger 4.0 or later in Windows XP Pro (uses the Group Policy snap-in)
- Messenger 4.0 on Windows XP Home (via Messenger itself)
- Messenger 4.5 or later in Windows XP Pro or Home (via the 'PreventRun' key in the registry)

NVmax v4.00.31 has been released with the following new stuff:
All reported issues have been addressed with this release... but NVIDIA changed code in 27.xx on W98/ME and this has disabled some features of NVmax. This problem is being sorted. Otherwise, this release looks near perfect (fingers crossed).
Grab it here.http://www.charnleys.co.uk/NVmax4.exe

Maxreboot has posted more new Detonator Drivers, version 26.25 and 26.53 for Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Grab em from here http://www.maxreboot.com/article.php?sid=3586 , but remember, these are unofficial and not supported in any way.

A new version of the Microsoft BootVis Tool has been released. BootVis helps your PC boot to a useable state in a total of 30 seconds, resume from Hibernate (S4) in a total of 20 seconds and resume from Standby (S3) in a total of 5 seconds. The new version is now fully compatible with final release of Windows XP (build 2600) and resolves a compatibility issue when using third-party IDE drivers. grab it here.http://download.microsoft.com/download/whistler/BTV/1.0/WXP/EN-US/bootVis-tool.exe

SIS have released a new AGP/IDE driver version 1.09. grab it here.

Creative has released Windows XP drivers for their PC CAM 300, Web Cam Go ES, Web Cam Go Plus, Web Cam Go and Web Cam devices. Get the drivers here.http://webcam.creative.com/support/drivers

GoZilla Version 4.11 is out with no word on what's new but you can get it here.http://www.gozilla.com/download_links.html ( SPYWARE CRAP, TWEAK'E)

must pay homage to thy god monty and sacriface a virtual girl ;-)

01-02-2002, 08:19 AM
Tweekie get some sleep!