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 Sunday, 13-January-2002  21:26:38 (GMT +10) - by LoneWolf

Well, thankfully the sun has gone down here, was a bloody scorcher today. So, while I go grab a beer or 10, here's some news for you to wind down with.

First up, Moldy sends word that he has located the free to use operating system that Apple provides, Mac OS 7.5.3. It's an FTP link, but I am sure you know how they work :)

Heatseeker.net have been running a competition in which you can win a remote control for your PC, and there are only 2 more days to enter! Info here.

Of course you remember the movie Armageddon, and you will remember also that it was about a giant asteroid on a collision course with earth. (Of course, it also had Liv Tyler in it, but that's a different story). Bet you didn't know that it almost happened to us. Scary!

A little more than a week ago, LittleWhiteDog.com gave the world a glimpse into the world of USB 2.0 with the posting of a driver / patch that would enable USB 2.0 on Windows XP. Today they've taken things one step further by posting an updated USB 2.0 driver that adds USB 2.0 support to Windows 2000. Remember, they're still to be considered BETA drivers at this point, even though they wear the Release Candidate 2 stamp, so please install with caution.

Also on Windows XP, Anthrox tells us that a re-released version of PowerToys for XP is out, incorporating ISO Burner and Shell Player. Here's the link for that, and also that something called "FreeStyle" for XP is available here.

Se7en over at IPConfig.com. sent us an article on replacing a standard LED on a DVD-ROM drive, with a nice bright blue one. Check it out here.

Digit-Life have a guide to overclocking an ATI RAdeon 8500 and an NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500, (Radeon @ 380/680 and GeForce 3 @ 310/630) and then benching them in RTCW. You can have a gander at that, here, while I try and comfort my poor old GeForce 1 DDR.

Mandrake Gamer's Edition. Stop laughing! It's true! :) have a look over on Hardcoreware.net. Thanks XiZor :)

Also from XiZor, comes this story about China's soon-to-happen launch of their Shenzhou-3 spacecraft.

Beachside Tech have an article on the Panasonic SL-GC10, a combination of Nintendo's GameCube and a DVD/DVD-R. Pity it's only in Japan at the moment :(

All the details regarding the "Adelaide BBQ" have been hammered out, according to Hydra, so go here and put your name down to attend. Judging by all the previous OCAU gatherings, this one is sure to be a raging success also.

If you want to break into the world of computer graphics, and you're after Maya Personal Learning Edition, but don't wanna pay for it, you can get it FREE here. (Written in the US though). Thanks Cino.


Well, that's it from me for another night. Have fun :)



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