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09-02-2002, 08:08 PM
news from the dump. cheers monty :)

The Matrox Graphics Certified drivers page has posted up new G200 drivers for Windows XP.http://www.matrox.com/mga/support/drivers/certified/home.cfm

Yet more leaked Det drivers are out, this time it's version 27.42 for all operating systems. The link for Windows 2000/XP is here http://fatsoftwarez.hypermart.net/nvidia/27.42%20WinXP.exe and for Windows 98/ME here http://fatsoftwarez.hypermart.net/nvidia/27.42%20Win9x.exe . There is no word on what's new in this release.

Opera 6.01 Final has been released. This version comes in a flavour with java and one without java. There are too many changes changes to list here so you can read them and download the browser from Betanews http://www.icrontic.com/www.betanews.com or here ftp://ftp.opera.no/pub/opera/win/english/600/ow32enen601.exe.(tweak'es fav browser)

In a rather strange case in the US, a judge has found that inline image linking (using the img src command in a page) to request an image off of another server without permission is against the law.
A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said search engine company Ditto.com, formerly Arriba Soft, violated the copyrights of professional photographer Les Kelly by making his photos available through inline linking, which makes images from a different Web site appear as if they are part of the Web page a person is looking at. The judges sent the case back to a lower court to determine damages.
Apparently it is still OK to have a thumbnailed image which links to the originating site without violating copyrights.http://news.com.com/2110-1023-831803.html

VIA has released this patch for all VIA-chipset based motherboards with RAID controller chips, that increases the burst rate:
This patch, for all Microsoft Operating Systems, will increase the burst rate with the following RAID controller chips: Adapttech, Acard, Highpoint and Promise. This may not be noticeable in overall Hard Disk performance benchmarks as burst rate is not measured separately and only makes up a small percentage of Hard Disk performance. This patch can be used on all VIA chipsets. The driver in this zip file is the viapfd.sys version 1.05. This file was last updated on 7 February 2002. The change from the previous version is that it fixes an error message that would sometimes appear in the event viewer. http://downloads.viaarena.com/drivers/others/rpp1.02.zip

Microsoft has added a new user tip to its WindowsXP Expert Zone that shows how you can modify the boot.ini without having to enable 'Show hidden files and folders ' in 'Folder options'. Windows XP uses the Boot.ini file to determine the operating system options to display during the startup (boot) process. Boot.ini is set with the hidden and system file attributes and flagged as read-only by default. The tool usess the command-line tool Bootcfg.exe to edit your Boot.ini file. You can modify the timeout (the amount of time Windows waits before choosing the default operating system), and add additional entries.
To start Bootcfg.exe
Click Start, click Run, and then type cmd.
Type bootcfg.exe
Check out bootcfg.exe /? for more options.

Highpoint-Tech have released an updated driver, BIOS and RAID Administrator Software. New to the update is the following:
* Performance improved
* Fix BIOS compatibility issue with Adaptec SCSI
* Show capacity by 1G=1,000,000,000 Bytes
* Fix BIOS bug 'drive capacity incorrect after deleting a broken array'
Grab the files from the links below:
Download driver & BIOS 2.31 http://www.highpoint-tech.com/driver_v231_370_372.zip
Download RAID administrator software 2.31 http://www.highpoint-tech.com/GUIv231.zip

TechTV has taken their cameras inside the labs of nVidia and posted what they filmed for all to see. Youn can now look at where all those tasty GeForce GPU's are made. Go have a look here.http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/showtell/story/0,24330,3370353,00.html

For all of those out there that still have use for the DOS commands for use in windows, here's an excellent page that lists of of the commands.http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/TechNet/prodtechnol/winxppro/proddocs/ntcmds.asp
(dos ??? whats that?? tweak'e;-)

Microsoft has posted a guide on How to customize the mail notification display. Here's a bit from the guide:
The Welcome Screen is displayed by default on Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional-based computers that are not members of a domain. Under your name on the Welcome screen, there is a hyperlink that indicates the number of unread e-mail messages, which, if you click it, reveals which account the messages are from, and how many each e-mail provider contains.
The hyperlink is only displayed if you have an e-mail client running on your computer that is capable of updating the Welcome screen. Currently, there are only two applications that support this feature, Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Messenger.
This will help you give that most used mail client the personal touch. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q304148

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