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18-11-2002, 09:11 PM
Enabling Hyper-Threading On Current P4
VR-zone.com member, as we have reported earlier, RiStaR has enabled HT on the P4 2.4BGhz by chance and until now they are still trying to replicate the scenario to turn HT on again. Although this is an 2.4BGhz ES, HT is enabled on some P4 2.53 ES and above for BIOS testing therefore there is still a chance here. VR-Zone team is cracking their heads reading pages of datasheets and we have found the pin that might do just the trick.
Enabling Hyper-Threading On Current P4 (http://www.vr-zone.com/#2749)

New Version of MSN Messenger
The version number is MSN Messenger 5.0.0540 and for all Windows editions! Available from here (http:// download.microsoft.com/download/msnmessenger/install/5.0/wxp/en-us/MsnMsgs.Msi)

Mozilla winning in the battle of the browsers
Conclusive (http://www.stephenbrooks.org/browserwars/index.php) proof Mozilla is winning the battle for the pole position of browsers."

TweakDB 2.1
A new version of TweakDB of the multi-pupose tweaking program is now available! Changes since Beta 2.0
Added Task Launcher
14 New Win NT/2K/XP Tweaks
6 Savage 3D/4 Tweaks
Kyro 1/2 Overclocking
Added 2 Kazaa Tweaks
3 Other New Tweaks
Separate Explorer Processes Bugfix
update Website with DHTML Sweetness
Get it here (http://www.tweakdb.tk/)

Blindwrite 4.2.3 Released
Blindwrite 4.2.3 is released. This is a recommanded update, several new versions will be published in the next days. Each version will introduce new feature. We are working on a "clony xxl" alternative. What's new in this version ?
Fix a bug in securom support introduced in the version 4.2.2x
Patin-Couffin revision 9. ( improve stability )
BWABuilder small updates.
Fix some bugs in Blindread.
Download: Blindwrite 4.2.3 (http://www.blindwrite.com/download/blindwritefull_link1.html)
Blindwrite.com (http://www.blindwrite.com/)

TMPGEnc v2.59.47.155 Released
TMPEGenc converts *.AVI file to MPEG1, the format which is used in VideoCD. Using variety of option in TMPEGenc, you can compress your video file in high quality. It enables you to adjust bitrate, qantize matrix, GOP structure, Interlace and many other parameter so that you can create most appropreate movie file depends on your purpose.
Changelog (http://www.tmpgenc.net/e_history.html)
Download TMPGEnc v2.59.47.155 (http://www.tmpgenc.net/e_download.html)

New Integrated OnBoard VGA drivers for VIA chipsets
VIA/S3 released some new drivers for their integrated OnBoard VGA chipsets :
New VIA CLE266 drivers for Win9x + W2K + XP
New S3 Pro Savage DDR W2K/XP drivers for VIA KM266/P4M266 and newer chipsets
VIA CLE 266 + KL-/KLE-/PLE133/ MVP4 drivers (http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=70)
Instructions to find out which S3 driver you need for your integrated OnBoard VGA from VIA (http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=34)
VIA/S3 Pro Savage DDR drivers (https://ranger.s3graphics.com/420drv/)
Username : archive
Password : archive

Mozilla 1.3a (Beta) (http://www.majorgeeks.com/article.php?sid=556&cat=5)
Web browser designed for compliance, performance and portability.
[ Freeware | 11 Mb | Win All ]

AleGr MEMTEST 2.00 (http://www.majorgeeks.com/article.php?sid=2711&cat=26)
Program for testing DRAM of PC-compatible computers.
[ Freeware | 47 Kb | Win All ]

Lost Dr Who episode remade for internet
A lost episode of Dr Who is being remade by the BBC for its first-ever broadcast on the internet.
Production on the story, called Shada, was halted at the end of the 1970s because of strike action, and filming was never completed.
The new version will receive its worldwide premiere on the internet next spring.
Written by Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams, it has been branded "the greatest Dr Who story never shown".
Shada will star Paul McGann, who played the doctor in a 1996 TV movie, James Fox, Hannah Gordon, Andrew Sachs, and feature an appearance by canine sidekick K9.
It follows the adventures of the doctor as he tries to track down the most dangerous book in the universe.
News Source: Ananova
View: Full Story (http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_710756.html?menu=)

Polymers could push Internet speed
Researchers at Bell Labs have cleared the first hurdle to potentially increasing Internet speeds to well above today's fastest rates.
The scientists at Lucent Technologies' research arm have demonstrated in a controlled laboratory setting that certain polymer materials have physical properties to channel data signals at tremendous speeds. The rate could approach a heady 145GHz--much faster than widely used optical networks that typically clock in at about 10GHz, or 10 billion cycles per second.
"Basically, we are cramming a lot more electrical data onto an optical light wave in one second," said Mark Lee, one of the authors of the findings to be published Thursday in the online edition of Science Magazine.
If such advances could be extended beyond the lab, the ability to transfer massive video and audio files in real time could become a reality.
Although bandwidth speeds can approach 40GHz, Lee said that today's materials can't be pushed to much faster data rates. Over the past five years, however, polymers have shown great promise in overcoming that obstacle. Polymers are chemicals made of large molecules in repeated structural units.
News Source: C|net
View: Full Story (http://news.com.com/2100-1033-965874.html)

jv16 PowerTools (http://www.majorgeeks.com/article.php?sid=462&cat=1)
A tool to control your many aspects of your computer.
[ Freeware | 2.1 Mb | Win All ]

Susan B
18-11-2002, 09:18 PM
..... about time too! :D

Welcome back tweak'e :-)

19-11-2002, 07:38 AM
Don't forget the most important one:

Lindows.com (http://www.lindows.com) (the company) today released version 3.0 of LindowsOS (the product) to the public. It is US $129 for the boxed set and US $119 for the download, saving on any packaging and shipping costs. I am typing this in LindowsOS 3.0 right now and I think it is very good.

19-11-2002, 09:17 AM
Welcome back tweak'e - Where'd you go in the end anyways?

19-11-2002, 09:59 AM
Yayyyy .... new Dr Who. :) :) :)

Oh, and welcome back tweak'e ;)

19-11-2002, 10:13 AM
thanks for that flyer590. i'm surprised non of the regular news sites noticed that.

unforunatly the NZ price prperly won't be far off windows price :( if we could get it a $129 NZ it would be sweet.

what $$$ did it cost you in $NZ ??

19-11-2002, 11:52 AM
I paid about NZ $210 (US $99) but I am an insider not just a normal member. On the Lindows forum insiders get to chat with the president of Lindows and tell them what we would like to see in the next version. It is quite interesting that they are going to be releasing a Lindows Tablet PC next year. It will be only about US $500 - much cheaper than the Windows one.

PCWorld actually have a news story about Lindows on their site now.

19-11-2002, 01:05 PM
I thought that Linux and all subsequent OS's of linux were meant to be free?
That's all good about Hyperthreading, but how much more is it likely to cost?

19-11-2002, 01:42 PM
> I thought that Linux and all subsequent OS's of linux were meant to be free?
Just thought I'd correct you there, Linux is Open-Source software. This means that anyone can see the code used to make the system, and play and do what they will with it. Most distributions are freely available, but do not have any help supplied. On the other hand, you could buy a copy of say Mandrake 9.0 and recieve three or so disks with a manual and be given contact details if you have trouble. What you are paying for is not someone's version of Linux, but someones help and time for their version of Linux.
Linux was originaly designed from the core of Unix, to enable students to get a feel for creating OS's. It was meant to be free in this sense, but has grown far beyond Linus' original dream. From what I gather he is still in control of the core, but others can do as they please with it, like put proprietary software onto it.
The fact that it is free has meant that the average user can get an extremely powerful NOS, and discover its capabilities.

Enough ranting for today


p.s. Linux :kill: windows

19-11-2002, 06:34 PM
welcome back :)