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Mid-Wednesday (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 19-September-2001  12:36:24 (GMT +10) - by alchemy

The most drastic piece of news this morning seems to be a new IIS worm that is spreading like wildfire.. pasted from TweakMax. "Nimda is the first worm to modify existing web sites to start offering infected files for download. Also it is the first worm to use normal end user machines to scan for vulnerable web sites. This technique enables Nimda to easily reach intranet web sites located behind firewalls - something worms such as Code Red couldn't directly do. EEEp. fix it.

As an alternative to the KVM switch boxes we linked to in the news the other day, Mort points out these swanky things that Compaq sell.. instead of connecting to the usual KVM ports it is a PCI card that you connect to a host via CAT5 cable.. eliminating all the cable clutter. Of course, it takes up a PCI slot, which are at a premium in 1U cases.. and it costs $690US. But hey.. it's an alternative :)

OCworkbench has some more info about that mod you can perform to reference SiS735 boards to boost performance by a whole 5%. Hopefully final shipping boards will come with this mod already in place, because although 5% extra performance is nice, I don't think it's worth voiding the warranty for.

Dan's cooler comparison just keeps on getting bigger and bigger.. he has added some new s478 P4 coolers to the already huge list, as well as another s423 cooler. I think this definitely makes his the biggest cooler roundup on the web now. Go read it if you're thinking of an upgrade.

Kyocera points out that 1.53GHz AthlonMP processors will ship at the start of next month, just ahead of the AthlonXP part.. and they've thankfully left this silly PR stuff for the desktop processors only. He also pointed out that by the end of the month Compaq won't technically exist.. only Hewlett-Packard.

Finally, Lujan pointed out this SMH article saying that Optus has inhaled Excite@Home, their partner in the Optus@Home broadband Internet rollout. What this means is that O@H will be safe despite the troubles of Excite's parent company in the US. Of course, why they even need Excite's help to run a broadband service is beyond me.. I don't think there are many people that actually exclusively read the Excite@Home page..

Reviews:
Leadtek WinFast GeForce3 TDH on TheDDRzone.
IWill KD266 KT266 mobo on RizeNet.
DigiDoc 5 on OtakuPC, our review here.
Fortis Coolers on O2.
Project Sapphire case-mod project on Bit-Tech.
ThermalTake Volcano Heatsinks on OCcafe.
GF2MX hs/f mod guide on MikhailTech.
Seagate U6 80Gb HDD on Hardware-Test.dk
Thermalright CB-6L copper/aluminium cooler on OCprices.
nVidia nForce Preview on AMDmb.
Acer 6406EU 6X USB Burner on MrPCPro.



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