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tweak\'e
12-10-2002, 09:25 PM
ATI to launch Radeon 9500 and 9700 on October 18
Theinquirer has posted details of ATI's upcoming Radeon 9500 and 9700 video cards. The 9700 is already out you say, it is, but this is a slower version of the Pro and the 9500 is aimed at the Geforce4 Ti 4200 market. Here's some of the details of the cards:
The main difference between the cards will be the memory interface. The Radeon 9700 will use a 256-Bit interface and is planned to compete with Nvidia's Geforce 4 TI 4600. The card will feature 128MB of DDR memory working at 550MHz, an AGP 8X interface, Dual 400MHz Ramdac and all the things that you already saw with Radeon 9700 PRO. But you can expect that this card will be a bit slower than the fastest 9700 PRO. Of course, the card will have full support for DirectX 9.0
Check out the full story here (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=5779).

A new build of Flash FXP is available for download that fixes a small bug that appeared in build 900. FlashFXP is one of the best FTP programs on the market today and you would be a fool not to give it a try.
Flash FXP 2.0 Build 901 released (http://www.flashfxp.ws/zip/ffxp20.zip)

nVidia have released a new Linux graphics driver bringing the the version number up to 1.0-3123. This release features the following changes:
Improved SPEC Viewperf performance
GeForce4 and Quadro4 Support see products supported list (http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=products_supported)
Support for Quadbuffered stereo on Quadro products
Support for up to 16 monitors
Nvidia Linux Graphics Driver version 1.0-3123 (http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=linux_display_1.0-3123)

A new version 6.0d build 219 of Sound Forge, Sonic Foundry's two-track digital audio editor, has been released for download. There no word from Sonic Foundry on what is new in this version. Sound Forge includes a powerful set of audio processes, tools, and effects for manipulating audio.
Sound Forge version 6.0d build 219 (http://209.83.8.185/demos/soundforge60d_bld219.exe)

RightMark Audio Analyzer version 4.2 has been released for download with the following changes:
Subwoofer testing mode
WDM drivers switch (on/off)
Better stability
Several minor improvements on users' demands
Right Audio Analyzer performs various tests of electroacoustical performance of sound cards and other real-time audio devices by playing the test signals and recording them after they pass through the testing chain.
RightMark Audio Analyzer version 4.2 out (http://audio.rightmark.org/download.html)

New Official ATI Radeon 9700/8500 Drivers
ATI have released new Windows 9X/ME/2000/XP Radeon 9700/8500 drivers that fix the following problems:
NHL 2003: During certain scenes in the game the system may lock up. Alternately, the game may exit back to the Windows desktop.
The version numbers for Windows XP/2000 are 6.13.10.6193 and the version numbers for Windows 98/ME are 4.13.01.9068. The drivers are not Microsoft certified and include ATI's Advanced Control Panels.
Windows XP/2000 9700 drivers (http://mirror2.ati.com/drivers/wxp-w2k-r9700-6-13-10-6193-efg.exe)
Windows 98/ME 9700 drivers (http://mirror2.ati.com/drivers/wme-r9700-4-13-01-9068-efg.exe)
Windows XP/2000 8500 drivers (http://mirror2.ati.com/drivers/wxp-w2k-r8500-6-13-10-6193-efg.exe)
Windows 98/ME 8500 drivers (http://mirror2.ati.com/drivers/wme-r8500-4-13-01-9068-efg.exe)

Linux Webserver Install Guide
ASE Labs (http://www.aselabs.com/) has posted up an article setting up and installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Linux. The guide is a step by step for all the newbies and it is all compiled from the source code. Here's the intro:
This guide is to help everyone setup a simple webserver with mysql and php support. I must admit that I'm also making this guide for myself. I forget how to setup everything correctly on different builds. Hopefully you will learn something from this article as I have. The Distro used is Lycoris (http://www.lycoris.com) ( Reviewed Here (http://www.aselabs.com/articles.php?id=36&aselabs=276b511e715147ca78ae2665554fba5d)). Everything is compiled from the source. This is the way it should be, don't worry about RPMs. This will be as simple as possible. I made it step by step, and I threw in some pics as well.
Check it out at aselabs (http://www.aselabs.com/articles.php?id=38).

3DGPU has posted up a 69.5 MB map pack that contains 98% of the maps that were included in the beta 927 build of Unreal Tournament 2003 that didn't make it into the final retail release of the game. Here's the word:
This map pack contains 98% of the maps released in the leaked 927 build of UT2003. Only ones not included are severely incompatible at this time with the retail game and in the future will be edited so they can also be used, but for now you may never miss them. These maps are beta, so expect a couple bugs in some of them, yet they are still playable like they were originally intended. Some maps may seem familiar, so I renamed them with a "1" extensions so they dont overwrite the good maps. So expect to see new things, new textures and skies. Some beta maps rival even the final game's in color quality and playability. You may even see some maps you never seen before. To use these you must already have the retail game installed, as the maps will need files that arent included in this pack that only the full version of the game has.
Unreal Tournament 2003 Beta 927 maps for retail UT2003 (http://http://www.apokalyptik.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=849)

TheDigitalResource is reporting that version 8 of PhotoImpact has been released. Ulead has described the new version like this:
Ulead® PhotoImpact® 8 delivers total image and photo editing for the PC. Easily manage and enhance digital photos, create stunning graphics and produce high-impact Web pages for recreational or professional use.
Ulead PhotoImpact 8.0 released (http://www.ulead.com/pi/runme.htm)

DVX, the freeware program that that automates popular video tools in order to create DivX or XviD videos out of DVB or DVD sources is out for download. This version fixes the following:
-fixed VirtualDub status window didn't appear
You can get the full list of features for this program here (http://dvx.reloadworld.de/).
DVX version 2.35 out (http://home.tiscalinet.de/pva2divx/download.htm)

Fresh UI, the free Windows tweaking tool, version 4.40 has been released for download with the following change:
hidden settings added in these sections: Desktop, Network, and Windows file protection
Fresh UI version 4.40 (http://www.freshdevices.com/download.html)

Dirt Track Racing 2 demo out
The demo for dirt Track Racing 2 is out for download. The demo has the following features:
Sample the ultimate dirt racing experience in this demo.
Fasten your 6-point harness and hold on to your seat as you experience frantic, fender-to-fender, bumper-to-bumper style of dirt racing in the ultimate single and multiplayer demo. Jump in and choose from a tri-oval at Peak View Raceway in Syracuse, NY, or dare the figure 8 track of Weaver Park Raceway in Hartford, OH.

Pro Stock and Concept Modified racecars are available to you as you test the ultra-realistic physics model portraying true-to-life crashes, spins, power slides and air-borne flips.

This demo will deliver a fun experience, but only a taste of what the complete game has to offer. For more on the complete game, below are some highlights:

Complete Game Features:
- Race 3 classes of cars! Choose from the Stock, Modified and Late models!
- Extreme realism! A graphically enhanced “fresh� look to all vehicles!
- 14 original tracks! Race on oval, D-oval, tri-oval, egg shaped and 3 all new figure-8 layouts!
- Replay function! Watch your race again and really learn the track!
- Spectacular effects! Exhaust smoke, flames, lighting and particle debris!
- Career and resource management mode! Purchase or upgrade new vehicles, rise up from Street Stocks to the powerful Modifieds, do repairs and more!
- Real world physics and handling
- Training, practice, Quick-race, Championship, and Career Modes
- Spectacular collisions and dramatic visible damage modeling
The demo comes in at 26Mb and is available from the following links:
Fileplanet (http://www.fileplanet.com/files/110000/113909.shtml)
3D Gamers (http://www.3dgamers.com/news/more/1034354605/)

New World Record for Internet Speeds
A new world record for internet speed has been set using an ordinary internet connection running for 2,518km between Slovenia and Spain. The connection was using the new Ipv6 protocol which has been available for some years, but is not widely used because it requires extensive upgrading of hardware and software. The record was 483mb of data being transferred in 11.73 seconds, equating to a speed of 1215 terabits per second, from Ljubljana in Slovenia to Madrid, via Milan, Geneva and Vienna. Read more at the Financial Times (http://search.ft.com/search/article.html?id=021010000586&query=slovenia&vsc_appId=totalSearch&state=Form).

EPoX officially unveils VIA KT400 Based motherboards
EPoX has officially announced its two new VIA KT400 chipset motherboards, the EP-8K9A2+ and EP-8K9A3+. Here are the specs:
Support Socket A Athlon XP/Athlon/Duron processors;
VIA KT400 chipset with VT8235 South Bridge;
4 DIMM slots for up to 4GB PC1600/PC2100/PC2700 memory;
6 PCI and 1 AGP 8x slot;
4-channel integrated ATA/133 RAID controller (HPT374) for EP-8K9A3+;
2-channel integrated ATA/133 RAID controller (HPT372) for EP-8K9A2+
10/100Mbit Ethernet (VIA VT6103);
6 USB 2.0 ports;
6-channel Realtek ALC650 sound controller supporting digital SPDIF Out;
Supports overclocking friendly features such as FSB frequency, Vcore and Vmem adjustment;
Onboard POST controller.
The boards are expected to be available now.

Microsoft warns of critical flaw in Outlook Express
Microsoft has released a statement relating to a new hole discovered in Outlook Express that doesn't affect anyone using Outlook Express version 5.5 service pack 2, Outlook Express version 6.0 service pack 1 (included in Windows XP service pack 1) or Microsoft Outlook. Here's the statement:
Microsoft Corp. released a security alert yesterday acknowledging a serious security hole in its Outlook Express e-mail client. The vulnerability, which was found in Outlook Express versions 5.5 and 6.0, could allow a remote attacker to take control of machines running Outlook Express using malicious code embedded in an e-mail message.
You can get more details on the hole here (http://www.computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/story/0,10801,75067,00.html).

Intel loses patent court battle
A US district judge has ruled that Intel's high-performance Itanium chip has infringed on patents held by services company Intergraph. Intel's total liability is limited to $US250m because of a previous agreement reached as part of another patent spat between the companies. The claim stated that the Itanium processor infringed on two patents related to parallel instruction computing. In handing down the judgement, the judge added that Intergraph was entitled to an injunction that would halt the sale of Itanium processors, which Intel spent $1bn to develop over 10 years. View the whole story here (http://vnunet.com/News/1135887).

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

BIFF
13-10-2002, 10:20 AM
> New World Record for Internet Speeds
> A new world record for internet speed has been set
> using an ordinary internet connection running for
> 2,518km between Slovenia and Spain. The connection
> was using the new Ipv6 protocol which has been
> available for some years, but is not widely used
> because it requires extensive upgrading of hardware
> and software. The record was 483mb of data being
> transferred in 11.73 seconds, equating to a speed of
> 1215 terabits per second, from Ljubljana in Slovenia
> to Madrid, via Milan, Geneva and Vienna. Read more at
> the
> [url=http://search.ft.com/search/article.html?id=02101
> 000586&query=slovenia&vsc_appId=totalSearch&state=Form
> Financial Times [/url].

Eh? Has anyone else read that article? I don't know what to make of it. It seems to contain some major bullshit.