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Tuesday Morning (6 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 25-October-2005  02:40:46 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

Ars Technica have a rundown of the second beta version of the new Microsoft Command Shell (MSH). "Unlike Linux command-line utilities, which contain their own argument parsers and output format mechanisms, MSH commands (called Cmdlets) all inherit a single base class, which ensures that all commands expose the same methods, parse arguments the same way, and output data with the same standard MSH output framework." This could be handy. At times I still drop to the command prompt to write batch files and do some basic file handling.

ExploitStation have a rather detailed yet concise review of five anti-spyware tools including SpywareBlaster, Spybot Search & Destroy, Ad-Aware and others. Quite a handy guide if you need one, and who doesn't! Thanks Richard.

GamersHell have posted part 1 of an article titled Securing Your Computer. They say It's a bit 'hardcore', it's not the typical 'Download this app, click accept accept and you're secure!' kind of thing.

Beyond3D take a look at the Radeon R520 GPU by comparing two cards, namely, the Radeon X1800 XT and XL. They look for things like the image quality options they enabled, their performances and where their improvements are.

OverClocked Inside have put together a side by side comparison of 11 AMD Athlon 64 Socket 754 & 939 Motherboards. They aren't reviewing the boards but they do list the full specs and include photos of each one.

Fans of the new game FEAR can find a Tweak Guide over at TweakGuides. "The guide includes screenshot comparisons of some of the harder-to-spot setting differences, more detailed setting descriptions, all the working advanced tweaks, and a ton of links to useful resources for troubleshooting FEAR problems."

Another voice in the Blu-ray Vs HD-DVD war today comes from a company called Forrester Research who believe "the Sony-led format will indeed succeed in replacing the DVD as the next-generation disk." They go on to say that "it's possible that physical media will be replaced by digital media and that none of this bickering over a new format will even matter in the end." Read the rest on Business Week.

Some owners and users of the iPod Nano are not happy. Following complaints from iPod Nano users about cracked and scratched screens it seems a class action has been filed against Apple. "The lawsuit alleges that Apple launched the music player despite knowing its design would limit its life."

Someone has accidentally discovered how to make a small and efficient White LED light. Shining twice as bright as a 60watt light globe and lasting 50 time longer, I'd say these guys have a very bright future.

Finally, Nick tells us that Linux can now milk cows. It even cleans the cow’s undercarriage!

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