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05-02-2002, 06:15 PM
A new version of Dosfix for Windows ME http://www.overclockers.com.au/techstuff/a_dos_me/ has been released over at Overclockers Australia. Dosfix for those that are not sure, is an application that adds Real Mode DOS support to Windows ME. This new version is a total rewrite of the program, offering a new GUI which makes it a bit easier to install and uninstall. You can grab it here.http://www.overclockers.com.au/techstuff/a_dos_me/Dosfix%203.exe

Creative has released a new Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 package for all those people out there that have lost their original installation CD's. The package is for Windows 95, 98/98SE and ME only and includes the following Audio software:
Creative Surround Mixer
Creative AudioHQ
Creative Installer 1.00.07
Grab it here.http://uk.europe.creative.com/support/drivers/eula.asp?id=385

ATI have released their 128MB versions of the Radeon 8500 series of Video Cards. The new cards come in a couple of flavours, an LE version sporting a lower clockspeed, or as a standard version of the 8500 with 128MB of ram rather than the 64MB. Read more here.http://www.ati.com/na/pages/na_index.html

VIAHardware have racked up a mega KT266A Chipset Motherboard Shootout http://www.viahardware.com/kt266ar_1.shtm

A security flaw has been found in the Morpheus download software according to the BBC Sci/Tech report. http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1798000/1798095.stm They have found the hole which allows hackers to get a random list of people using the service. They could then obtain details of the files on a user's hard drive and make copies of any file. This includes software installed on a computer or a list of websites that person visited. Here's a bit more from the report:
'We're not sure what it is that makes some Morpheus members vulnerable to this,' said one, who asked to remain anonymous. 'Potentially this could make every user's computer available to anyone who wants to have a look at it. 'All we know is that there's a major gap that's allowing certain users to become vulnerable.

Easy CD-DA Extractor version 4.6.9 has been released and can be downloaded from here.http://www.poikosoft.com/download.html

mIRC 6.0 has been released. This is a major update and it is recommended that you save a copy of your old version before you upgrade, otherwise you may lose all your server settings where you download the latest and greatest from. The changes/fixes are as follows:
- mIRC 6.0 is no longer available in a 16 bit.
- Lots of 16bit-specific code has been removed from mIRC's routines.
- Lots of 16 bit related memory issues, problems, kludges and bugs are solved.
- All dialogs in mIRC should now use standard dialog fonts for the version of Windows you are using. - - - When running XP, mIRC now uses your XP theme for dialogs, buttons, etc
- The max cps fserve option now allows a dcc send to use up the full max cps if no other dccs are using the bandwidth.
- You can now create a second editbox on channel windows, via the channel window system menu, the right- click menu in the editbox, or the Alt+Q shortcut.
- mIRC will no longer rejoin an open channel window if you disconnect and then connect to a different network.
- Added WMA/OGG support to sounds dialog, /splay and /sound commands, and added several new new identifiers to support it. (Note: these new identifiers replace several old ones that are still supported -for now- but no longer documented.)
- Added 'Trusted Users' list to DCC Auto-get options dialog.
- Firewall support can now be enabled separately for server and dcc connections.
- mIRC now processes incoming server messages rather strict, ignoring corrupted or malicious lines, and treats ctcp messages that use an invalid format as plain text.
- Added 'Queue own messages' option to flood dialog, applying to your PRIVMSG and NOTICE messages.
- The connect retry options (including a new retry delay option) in the File/Options/Connect/Options dialog now have their own button.
Grab it Here.ftp://ftp.model-fx.com/pub/mirrors/mirc/mirc60.exe

LITTLEWHITEDOG.COM has posted part 2 of their guide on How to change the Windows 2000 Boot Logo http://www.littlewhitedog.com/reviews_other_00027.asp. the main change to the article is the inclusion of changing the boot logo in Windows 2000 installs with Service Pack 2. When SP2 was released some changes were made that affected the way Windows File Protection behaved. Thus, the registry changes outlined in their earlier article that would disable Windows File Protection, no longer work after applying Service Pack 2. The article address's this minor obstacle, and poses a much easier and safer way to change the Window 2000 Boot Logo regardless of what service pack you are running. Once you have mastered the art of changing the logo you can check out their extensive Boot Logo Gallery http://www.littlewhitedog.com/reviews_other_00025.asp, which features over 500 images.

Ahead Software has released a new Nero ASPI Driver version For Windows NT/2000/XP. The new ASPI driver solves the problem in not finding any CD-drive after the installation of Virtual CD. Download it and copy it into your Nero Burning Rom installation folder overwriting the old version. This driver was NOT included in the release. Grab it here.ftp://ftp.nero.com/wnaspi32.dll

Nvidia is set to introduce its latest-generation graphics processor on Wednesday Australian time. The head of the company Jen-Hsun Huang said Nvidia will announce the GeForce4 graphics processing unit (GPU) family at an event in San Francisco

Icrontic has posted up a guide on how to set up, partition and format a hard drive. They have done the guide aimed at the beginner as they say 'Many pc users don't know how to partition and format a hard drive or aren't aware of all the options available to them. It's nothing to hang your head in shame about. Even the best of us have to refer back to a 'how to guide' to refresh ourselves on the steps.'. Go have a look here http://www.icrontic.com/index.php?page=public/articles&articleId=143 to get the dirt on setting up your hard drive properly and a few tweaks to pick up that performance.

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