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28-04-2002, 06:51 PM
id Software have re-vamped their website <http://www.idsoftware.com/> to make it look a bit more modern. Not all sections are complete yet, but hop on over and have a look just for the hell of it.

Mozilla, the Netscape-backed open-source browser (More reliable then Netscape as well) has posted its official Release Candidate 1 for trial by users. Mozilla runs nearly as fast as Internet Explorer 6, plus it works natively on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, which no other browser does. Read more about it and get the download lnk at ZDNet review <http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-892855.html>.

More patches from Microsoft, this time it is to address an E-mail editor flaw that could lead to script execution on replies or forwards in Outlook 2000 and 2002. This flaw comes about when you use the option to use Microsoft Word as the e-mail editor when creating and editing e-mail in either Rich-Text or HTML format. The flaw when the user forwards or replies to a mail from an attacker. Grab the patches and info from the following links:
Microsoft Word 2002:
Client Installation <http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2002/wrd1003.aspx>
Administrative Installation <http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/xp/journ/wrd1003a.htm>

Microsoft Word 2000:
Client Installation <http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2002/wrd0901.aspx>
Administrative Installation <http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/xp/journ/wrd0901a.htm>

HotHardware <http://www.hothardware.com/> have posted up a video shoot-out of seven GeForce 4 MX 440 video cards <http://www.hothardware.com/hh_files/S&V/gf4_mx_roundup.shtml> from Abit, Chaintech, eVGA, Gainward, Leadtek, Visiontek and X-Micro. Check it out if your budget just doesn't extend to the Ti4xxx range.

XBITLabs <http://www.xbitlabs.com> have done a comparo on 5 Socket A Motherboards <http://www.xbitlabs.com/mainboards/kt333-sis745/> built on DDR333 and VIA KT333 and SiS745 chipsets. If you are planning to get a Socket A system supporting DDR333 memory (PC2700) and you can't decide which motherboard to choose, this article could help you out. The boards in the comparo are the ASUS A7V333, EPoX 8K3A+, Gigabyte GA-7VRXP, MSI KT3 Ultra-ARU and ECS K7S6A.

EPoX has jumped on the Intel 845E chipset bandwagon and released the EP-4BEA+. The specs are as follows:
- The board is designed in ATX form-factor
- Supports Socket478 Pentium 4 processors
- Features 3 DIMM slots for up to 2GB PC2100/PC1600 DDR SDRAM
- 6 PCI
- AGP 4x
- 1 CNR slot
- The solution supports ATA/100
- Boasts 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 of them are optional) due to ICH4
- Integrated ATA/133 RAID controller from HighPoint
- 6-channel sound (SPDIF).
- As for overclocking friendly functions, their set is pretty common for EPoX products: Vcore and Vagp adjustment, FSB frequency setting via BIOS Setup, Vdimm adjustment (via jumpers)
- Two-digit LED display showing error codes during POST.
Hopefully it will follow the overclockers dream that the KT boards have established.

Intel has released a new version of their Application Accelerator. This is version 2.2 - Build 2128. The Application Accelerator is a performance software package for Intel 800 series desktop PCs. 'It reduces the storage sub-system bottleneck, enabling the processor and other system level hardware to be more productive and efficient. Intel Application Accelerator delivers faster overall system boot times by significantly accelerating the load time of the OS - enabling you to build Intel Pentium 4 processor-based systems with a better overall end-user experience.' The requirements for this program are:
Intel Pentium III or Pentium 4 processor
Intel 82801AA, 82801AB, 82801BA, 82801CAM, or 82801DB controllers
Microsoft Windows NT4/98/ME/2000/XP
Download the 1.92MB program here <http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df/proc/T8Clearance.asp?url=/4087/eng/iaa22_enu.exe>.

Microsoft has a handy tool called Wntipcfg.exe, which is a GUI program which identifies your IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway for each of your network interfaces, including the interface for your network adapter, your dial-up networking interface, and your PPTP interface. It allows you to click a button to Release, Renew, Release all, or Renew all when configuring an IP address. This tool is similar to the old ipconfig, except with a GUI. If you want to give it a try then grab it here <http://download.microsoft.com/download/win2000platform/wntipcfg/1.00.0.1/nt5/en-us/WntIpcfg_setup.exe> and you read more here <http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/tips/april/cerelli1.asp>.

Microsoft has released a new version of it's Windows Installer. The installer is described as such by Microsoft:
Windows Installer enables software users to efficiently install and configure products and applications. The installer can also provide software products with new capabilities to advertise features without installing them, to install products on demand, and to add user customisations. The Windows Installer supports advertisement of applications and features according to the operating system.
Download here <http://download.com.com/redir?pid=10049515&merid=50119&mfgid=50119<ype=dl_dlnow&lop=link&edId=3&siteId=4&oId=3000-2216-10049515&ontId=2216&destUrl=%2F3001-2216-10049515.html>.

Two beta builds have popped up on the net of Macromedia's forthcoming DreamweaverMX and FireworksMX. Thse will work for 60 days before it will become inoperable. Grab them from the links below if you want to see where Macromedia is heading with it's web technology:
DreamweaverMX <ftp://sq.onlinedown.net/DreamweaverMXBetaInstaller.exe> Build 1681 (47.2 megs)
DreamweaverMX Mirror <http://ln.skycn.net/down/DreamweaverMXBetaInstaller.exe>.
FireworksMX <ftp://sq.onlinedown.net/FireworksMXBeta.exe> Build 232 (24.41 megs).

WinDVD tweaker 3.2 is out for download with the following changes:
Updated the menus and added some little interface changes.
Updated the fix errors feature to find more errors.
Added a system tray icon. Now WinDVD Tweaker can be loaded into the system tray on startup by using the shortcut '.....WinDVDTweaker.exe' /tray'.
Fixed problems with the audio current config display.
Fixed where the autobookmark and performance meter settings were not applied correctly in XP.
Now when there is an error given when saving the program will still save all other values after either trying or not trying to fix the errors.
WinDVD Tweaker will unlock some of the features not activated in the program itself. You can download it here <http://www.xp-erience.org/out/misc/windvd_Tweaker_3.2.zip>.

Here's a new program to try instead of the old RefreshRateFix program. RefreshLock will allow to view your favourite games at the refresh rate your monitor is capable of instead of the 60Hz or 75Hz you may be getting now. This program will without having to install specially modified display drivers. Download here <http://www.pagehosting.co.uk/rl/download.html>

.Practically Networked <http://www.practicallynetworked.com> has posted a Windows XP Network Troubleshooting guide <http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/troubleshoot> that will help you get through any problems you may have with setting up a network in Windows XP, even though Microsoft has tried to make it easy to set up a Windows XP network, share files and printers, and share an Internet connection by supplying the Home Networking Wizard with the OS. The guide takes you through the most important steps in Windows XP network troubleshooting.

ClonyXXL v2.0.0.6 has been released with the biggest change being the inclusion of an English installer. ClonyXXL is a copy protection detection scanner, which will provide you with the right settings for CloneCD, so you can make a working copies of cd's. Go here <http://home.arcor.de/bejot/downloads.html> for the download links

LimeWire version 2.3.4 has been released for download. Limewire is a peer-to-peer download manager similar to KaZaA. Grab it here <http://www9.limewire.com/download/LimeWireWin.exe>.

KaZaA Media Desktop version 1.6.1 has been released. KaZaA Media Desktop is a peer-to-peer file sharing application where you can search, download, organize and play media files. The changes in this release are:
1. Edited English messages to improve grammar, clarity, etc.
2. Translated to French, German, Spanish
3. Tools/Find Media To Share - Import Wizard changed to Search Wizard
4. Help/Contact Us - added this menu item
5. Help/Contents of Help - added User's Guide
6. User details update to server put in a separate thread. Fixes issue where startup is very slow on Win NT. [See Privacy Statement at http://www.kazaa.com/en/privacy/privacystatement.htm under 'Installation of KMD' for information on what is sent]
There have also been changes to the installer program as follows:
1. Replaced CommonName bundle with MediaLoads
2. Translated to French, German, Spanish
3. Added Resource Usage information
4. More disclosure on bundles.
Get it here <http://download.kazaa.com/kmd.exe>.

NeoSeeker <http://www.neoseeker.com> has posted a P4 Cooler Roundup <http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Roundups/p4coolershootout/> to give you the lowdown on some of the less talked about coolers for Intel processors. Here's part of the article:
Modern day CPUs are capable of producing more heat than my toaster. Because of this, CPU coolers are necessary to prevent your $300 CPU from frying like the eggs I had for breakfast this morning (no, my eggs aren't hard boiled). Without proper cooling, a CPU could easily burn out in less than ten seconds.
You can check the rest out here <http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Roundups/p4coolershootout/>.

28-04-2002, 10:52 PM
'Mozilla, the Netscape-backed open-source browser.....plus it works natively on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, which no other browser does.'


So doesn't Opera count as a browser.