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09-03-2002, 07:55 PM
Both HomeLAN and Unreal Ops are reporting that Unreal 2 has been delayed until Christmas 2002. While UT 2 is still scheduled for release in June, Unreal 2 has been pushed back and now, will not be on shelves until before Christmas.

PC Accelerator XG 1.7 has been released by Smartalec software. The new version offers the following improvements:
support for dual monitors in 3Dfx cards manual adjustments for key functions
save feature that allows you to save favorite configurations to file,
pre-set quick optimization settings
And much, much more.
Acceleration Support for all the latest processors
Acceleration Support for all the latest graphics cards
Acceleration Support for all the latest network protocols and equipment, such as 802.11b and Bluetooth
Grab it here.<ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/raid/10/majorgeeks/allinone/pcxl.exe>

nVidia has released new reference drivers for their cards being used in a Linux based system. The new drivers offer the following changes:
GeForce4 & Quadro4 Support (see products supported list)<http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=products_supported>
OpenGL 1.3 with NVIDIA extensions
Improved IGP & mobile support
Overlay support for Quadro products
MPEG acceleration for GeForce4 MX
Anisotropic filtering support
Grab em here.<http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=linux>

CptSiskoX, part of the Xteq's X-Setup development team has posted a Windows XP Tweak Guide complete with screenshots, and a pre-made .REG file for WinXP users.<http://members.fortunecity.com/computingx/xptweakguide.htm>

if you missed it Tom's Hardware has done a comparo of 3 early samples of the GeForce4 Ti4600, the ASUS AGP-V8640 Ultra/TD/ 128M, Creative 3D Blaster 4 Titanium 4600 and the Leadtek WinFast A250 Ultra TD. Here's a bit from the comparo:
It's been three weeks since NVIDIA unveiled its new GeForce4 Series, and now the first retail boards are starting to find their way into the market. So far, the vast majority of these boards are still based on the less expensive GeForce4 MX, though. This makes sense, since the GeForce4 MX is basically only a GeForce2 chip with its simple T&L engine, a second RAMDAC for DualDisplay functionality (nView), a watered-down version of the 'LightSpeed Memory Architecture II' and an AccuView FSAA unit added onto it. However, it does not have the DirectX 8 capable pixel and vertex shaders of the GeForce4 Ti and the GeForce3 families.
Actually, the GeForce4 Ti isn't really a new design either, technologically speaking. It builds on the strengths of the GeForce3 design (code name NV20), adding a second vertex shader and implementing numerous design tweaks. The largest part of its performance gain over the GeForce3 stems from higher memory and chip clock speeds. You can read up on the technology behind the GeForce4 MX (NV 17) and the GeForce4 Ti (NV25)<http://www6.tomshardware.com/graphic/02q1/020304/index.html>

Noticias3D.com have published an Nvidia Optimization Guide using the NVMAX tweaker. The guide recommends the best configuration for every range of nVidia cards.<http://www.noticias3d.com/articulos/200203/nvmax/1e.asp>

for lovers of tony firewall- Kerio Personal Firewall 2.1 has been released. Kerio is a freeware Firewall program to help keep those hackers out. KPF is designed to protect your PC against attacks from both the Internet, and other computers in the local network. Kerio Personal Firewall protects against information theft, modification or destruction Trojan horse applications spyware unauthorized access from within the local network denial of service attacks to applications or services. Get it here.<http://download2.kerio.com/dwn/kpf/kerio-pf-210-en.exe>

TweakXP 1.29 is out. This version is only a minor update that can be downloaded as full program or a patch update. The changes are as follows:
Integration of the new 'Minimizer-XP' application
Several internal optimizations and fixes to a few tweaks
Updated language files
Several changes
Grab it here< http://www.totalidea.de/tweakxpdown.shtml> or here.<http://www.warp2search.net/download.php?op=viewdownload&cid=6>

Sun has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft. They have decided to file against Microsoft's efforts to maintain its monopolistic position. Here's a clip:
Sun Microsystems announced it has filed a private antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft Corporation. The suit, filed March 8, 2002 in the United States District Court in San Jose, CA., seeks remedies for the harm inflicted by Microsoft's anticompetitive behavior with respect to the Java[tm] platform and for damages resulting from Microsoft's illegal efforts to maintain and expand its monopoly power. In June 2001, the Federal Court of Appeals found Microsoft guilty of illegally abusing its monopoly power with respect to Sun and the Java platform. Sun's suit seeks to redress the competitive and economic harm caused by Microsoft's illegal acts.