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tweak\'e
19-09-2002, 08:29 PM
Lindows version 2.0 released
Lindows, the Linux OS that offers a Windows style interface, has been released as version 2.0. The new version has the following changes:
Changed the GTK theme for a nicer look with programs using the GTK-engine UI.
No error prompts when KDE Print Manager is used to configure local printer settings.
CD Player now correctly searches freedb for artist names & song titles.
Restored support for 'Preview' installs next to Microsoft Windows 98, 98se, 2000(FAT32), ME, and XP (FAT32).
Restored support for Microsoft Office 2000 versions Improved naming scheme in Launch Menu] [/url]] [/url]Programs] [/url]] [/url]Games.
Improved mime type support in Netscape 7.0 web browser (more specifically: ppt, doc, xls, & mp3).
New LindowsOS logo skin for XMMS (MP3 player).
Default screen saver switched from 3D Fireworks to Pyro (better appeal for those who do not have 3D accellerated video cards).
Restored optimal driver support for nVIDIA graphics cards.
Newer, more stable release of Click-N-Run (v 2.0.39)
One of the more "major" changes in this version is the ability to browse and map Windows network shares. In previous versions, this feature wasn't implemented.
Lindows is a subscriber based system, so you will need to pay for your copy unlike a lot of other Linux based OS's. You can read more on the OS at Lindows.com (http://www.lindows.com/lindows_michaelsminutes.php).

SiS and VIA drop DDR400 chipsets
Digitimes (http://www.digitimes.com) is reporting that SIS and VIA have dropped production of their DDR400 chipsets in the wake of continued opposition to the chipset and the fact that the DDR333 chipset already supports DDR400. Here's a clip from the report:
Seeing a recent cool-down in DDR400 fervor, Taiwanese chipset heavyweights Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) and VIA Technologies have both quietly pulled out from plans to promote DDR400-supporting chipsets.

SiS has decided to cancel its DDR400-supporting 648DX and 746DX, leaving only its DDR333-supporting 648 and 746 chipsets, while VIA has taken out the P4X333 from its product list and decided to replace it with the P4X400 targeting the high-end.

According to chipset makers, DDR400 sales have mainly been handicapped by a lack of verification from JEDEC and lack of support from module makers. While some chipsets may indeed be able to support DDR400, as long as the standard has yet to be verified by JEDEC, official papers will only list DDR333 as the highest standard supported.
Read the whole story here (http://www.digitimes.com/NewsShow/Article.asp?datePublish=2002/09/17&pages=02&seq=8).

New 0.13-micron 2GHz Celeron released
Intel has released it's new Socket 478-based Celeron processor running at 2GHz. This new processor is to replace the 1.8Ghz version and become the new flagship in the Celeron range. You can read more over at Digitimes (http://www.digitimes.com/NewsShow/Article.asp?datePublish=2002/09/18&pages=04&seq=18).

Norton Internet Security 2003 released
Symantec has released the latest in their 2003 line up, Norton Internet Security 2003. Symantec describes the new product as providing essential protection from viruses, hackers, and privacy threats. Included in the package are full versions of Norton AntiVirus and Norton Personal Firewall, Norton Spam Alert to block unwanted email and Norton Parental Control to protect your children online. It should be on store shelves in a matter of weeks. Read more of at the Norton (http://www.norton.com) homepage.

Command & Conquer: Renegade patch released
Westwood has released a version 1.034 patch for C&C: Renegade (http://westwood.ea.com/games/ccuniverse/renegade/english/) and the Renegade dedicated server software. The new version includes the following changes:
The Game ::
Fixed bug causing mod data to be used when the user played a single-player game after playing a multiplayer mod game.
The edit_vehicle command now only works in single-play or 1-player multiplayer games.- fixed the superweapon-] [/url]quit exploit.
Mods now support editing of armor.ini, strings.tdb.
Buildings can be made of tiles in addition to terrain.
Added the "edit_vehicle" console command for physics tweaking.

The dedicated server software ::
FDS Console logging to disk.
FDS Changes to player list format. If you have a program that parses the player list, you will need to change it to work with this build.
Ban works in WOL mode.
FDS Fix for can't create channel bug.
FDS Fix for servers losing connection to Westwood Online without realizing it.
FDS Fix for crash caused by receiving a page while in Westwood Online mode.
FDS Ability to reply to a page (can't page more than once per second).

Game Patch (ftp://ftp.westwood.com/pub/renegade/updates/Renegade_1034_English.exe)

Dedicated Server Patch (ftp://ftp.westwood.com/pub/renegade/updates/RenegadeFDS_1034.exe)

Windows Commander 5.11 released
Windows Commander, the file manager replacement that offers search, file comparison, directory synchronization, quick view panel with bitmap display, ZIP, ARJ, LZH, RAR, UC2, TAR, GZ, CAB, ACE archive handling plus plugins, built-in FTP client with FXP, HTTP proxy support, version 5.11 has been released for download with the following changes:
Fixed: Copying to device with trailing colon (e.g. prn:) was no longer possible.
Fixed: Searching on multiple drives was not working if space after ";", e.g. c:\; d:\; e:\
Fixed: Packing with ARJ no longer packed recursively (folders in subfolders were not packed).
Fixed: Files in subdirs may be copied in reverse order.
Fixed: WinXP: Some associations stopped working.
Windows Commander 5.11 (http://fileforum.betanews.com/download.php?fid=945901171)

Unreal Tournament 2003 Linux demo patch version 1080
Epic has released the version 1080 patch for the Linux based version of the UT2003 demo. A full list of changes is not available but it will include the changes from the PC version plus Linux specific fixes.
Unreal Tournament 2003 Linux demo patch version 1080
(http://www.3dgamers.com/news/more/1032374827/)

Pixel Shader 3.0 details released
Details of the new Pixel Shader 3.0 spec have leaked out to the net. version three will replace version 2.0 which is yet to be fully implemented in video cards and already it is being replaced. Pixel Shader 3.0 will be introduced along with Vertex Shader 3.0 as soon as DirectX 9 ships. Read more details over at Theinquirer (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=5453).

GNOME version 2.0.2 is out
GNOME, the project that has built a complete free and easy-to-use desktop environment for the user, as well as a powerful application framework for the software developer, version 2.0.2 is out. GNOME is included in just about every BSD and GNU/Linux distribution and works on many other Unix systems. If your a seroius Linux hound then you will want this.
GNOME version 2.0.2 (http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail.php3?fid=1008385207)

Unreal Tournament 2003 map names
If you would like to know the names of all the maps included in UT2003, then head over to this MadOnion Forum discussion (http://discuss.madonion.com/forum/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=gaminggeneral&Number=1213360) where they have listed all the maps with a short description on each. It also has the unreal level editor as well.

ATV2000 version 2.0.15.7
a new version (2.0.015.7) of ATV2000 the TV capture program has been released. This version replaces the older ATV program and adds a reworked core and is built around a new control panel, witch provides tuning video and audio controls.
ATV2000 version 2.0.15.7 (http://mikecrash.wz.cz/atv2000/atv2000.htm)

Mandrake Linux 9.0 Release Candidate 3 out
MandrakeSoft has released Mandrake Linux 9.0 Release Candidate 3 for download from LinuxCompatible. The download is four CD's, but only the first is required for the installation.
Mandrake Linux 9.0 Release Candidate 3 (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/article.php?sid=188)

VIA Audio Drivers Pack version 3.11c
VIA has released a new audio driver pack bringing it up to version 3.11c. The new pack is for the following chipsets:
VT686A / VT686B
VT8231 / VT8233 / VT8233A
VT8233C
VT8235
Download VIA Audio Drivers Pack v3.11c (http://www.geeknewz.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=1338&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0)

Hmonitor version 4.1.1.1 released
Hardware Sensors Monitor version 4.1.1.1 is out for download with the following changes:
Winbond W83791D, W83637HF, W83L784R, W83L785R support added.
Winbond chips - additional initialization for fan speed reads added.
CPU info page for Pentium4 now displayed properly.
HDD temperatures reading now supported (for modern ATA HDDs).
Hmonitor is is almost the same as MotherBoard Monitor but uses a simpler interface.
Hmonitor version 4.1.1.1 (http://savagenews.com/?show=2410)

Hercules Digifire 7.1 announced
Hercules has announced it's latest soundcard on the market to compete with the Audigy, the Digifire 7.1. Hercules describes the card like so:
DIGIFIRE 7.1: (http://europe.hercules.com/showpage.php?ty=1&p=58&f=1) Hercules is thrilled to announce the launch of its new DIGIFIRE 7.1 sound card. DIGIFIRE 7.1 completes Hercules’ revolutionary 7.1 channel PCI sound card range with an all-in-one digital upgrade solution, providing both high speed FireWire® connections and powerful audio performance in games and DVDs.
This looks to be an awesome card with support for Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital EX. Check out more at the link in the description.

Battlefield 1942 recommended to play at 60Hz
In a bizarre twist Electronic Arts have recommended in customer support enquiry that users should play the Battlefield 1942 (http://www.ea.com/eagames/main/pccd/battlefield1942/home.jsp?src=11eagpccdgcdefp42none) demo at a refresh rate of 60Hz in Windows XP to prevent crashes. This goes against what all other manufacturers are trying to move a way from. Check out the FAQ support answer here (http://eatech.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/eatech.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_sid=QuTDWxpg&p_lva=8336&p_faqid=8335&p_created=1031949724&p_sp=cF9ncmlkc29ydD0mcF9yb3dfY250PTMzJnBfc2VhcmNoX 3RleHQ9JnBfc2VhcmNoX3R5cGU9MyZwX3Byb2RfbHZsMT0zODQ mcF9wcm9kX2x2bDI9fmFueX4mcF9jYXRfbHZsMT1_YW55fiZwX 2NhdF9sdmwyPX5hbnl_JnBfc2NmX2ZhcXMqYyRwbGF0Zm9ybT0 xODImcF9zb3J0X2J5PWRmbHQmcF9wYWdlPTE*&p_li=).

Clan Demonic Core's Quake3 video
UK Q3TDM clan Demonic Core just released an outstanding Quake 3 video, its a must see with plenty of action and intense moments. Created by the same person who made the Defiance RA3 movie, Steven Timms (a.k.a storm) has come back and produced another great movie. Word of warning, this is huge at 219MB.

Mirror 1 (http://www.own-age.com/vids/videoprofile.asp?id=253)

Mirror 2 (http://www.planetquake3.net/download.php?op=viewdownloaddetails&lid=1125)

ATI Radeon 9700 AGP 8X issue
ATI has issued a statement on recent reports of their 9700 cards having problems with AGP 8x on some motherboards:
ATI is aware of a small number of reports of incompatibility between the RADEON 9700 PRO graphics accelerator and certain AGP 8X motherboards. It is important to emphasize that the number of incidents is very low. Extensive testing has been done, in conjunction with motherboard chipset manufacturers, motherboard manufacturers and with retail available motherboards, to determine if compatibility issues exists. From these tests, it has been concluded that no compatibility issues exist with the current or soon to be released AGP 8X motherboards.
For the full press release go to url=http://www.rage3d.com/]Rage3D [ [/url].

thx monty (http://www.ozquake.com/montysdump/index.html)

chriswattson
22-09-2002, 11:26 AM
cool, do u believe i read all that!!!!!!