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Tuesday News (8 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 16-December-2003  14:10:57 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

Don't you just hate it when you have to reformat and reinstall your whole system. It takes days to get things just the way you like them again. Every few hours I find something else I have to reinstall. Of course, if my backups were anywhere near recent, this would have been a whole lot easier. Anyway...on with the news.

Digital-Daily put two versions of 3DMark2003 to the test, namely builds 320 and 340, to look for the truth behind the cheating and they discover that...well...they don't really know.

Ryan Shrout of AMDmb.com says "Just in case there was any more confusion, AMD has stated that the Athlon 64 3000+ that was surprisingly launched today, without anyone really knowing before hand, is indeed a 512KB L2 cache processor running at 2.0 GHz. I also have a link to the latest AMD pricing charts that shows the 3000+ at $218".

FuXToR notes that users of Lindows Emulation software for Linux, might need to upgrade shortly as Lindows.com has lost a court case about its name.

PDF files, how we love to hate them. If you use them a lot you might want to read an article that shows you how to speed up Adobe Reader 6, or Adobe Acrobat as it has been known.

In our forums, we have a thread all about Windows Longhorn build 4051 and the experiences people are having with it. Also, some screen shots and info from nwatts.

Spode's Abode have posted a DX9 Graphics Card buyers guide and Graphics Card Round Up.

Geek-Knowledge have a guide to changing the OEM Info section of your Windows install...you know, that part of the System Properties that tells you who you purchased your computer from, in case you forget.

Over on Bit-Tech, the Orac project continues with Part 3. A very nice looking box, if you like that sort of thing.

Dan has checked out some more LED flashlights and he says "these ones are more complicated than usual."

PCStats have posted a beginners guide to Burning CDs and DVDs.

OCLabs have released a new weldless copper waterblock and they have tested it to 10Bar. Notice the QD fittings. They have a few short videos of the testing process. We have one of these blocks on the way and hope to have a review for you in the near future.

If you live in the UK, and agree to watch one minute of advertising every twenty minutes, then you can have a free PC. Now where have I seen deals like this before? Thats right, here in Australia. I think the law suits are still being settled. Thanks Marc.

FreakGamer have interviewed a couple of people. Adam Lancman of Atari Melbourne House, and Ben Mansill, editor of some obscure computing magazine called Atomic. :)

safranko noticed a new Spiderman 2 trailer for the Spider fans.

Thats all for now...

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