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Wednesday Night (3 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 6-September-2006  22:58:08 (GMT +10) - by Cryogenic

A bit of a short one tonight, but expect some more reviews soon...

If you're a Windows user considering giving Linux a go and run an ATi graphics card in your system, you might be interested in the ATi Linux Blog. Originally documenting a 50 day trial of using ATi graphics in a Linux box, it is now being updated again to discuss new Linux software and driver updates. Considering Vista is tipped to cost up to $670 in Australia, switching to Linux might become a lot more appealing!

Ever wondered why it's so frustrating when your family and friends ask you to build a PC for them? Hardware3D have written an article on why it's difficult. You could always just handlball them to Techpowerup who have posted a guide to building a computer, so they can do it themselves. Then you are free to spend your time building yourself a kickass gaming rig.

While we're on the topic of guides, here are a few more. Digital Grabber have a step-by-step guide to reinstalling WindowsXP and Technibble have a how-to outlining the replacement of your GPU fan. TheTechZone have a PDA and Handheld Computer purchasing guide and Virtual-Hideout have a Motherboard Tray Mod article for those who like to frequently change their CPU cooler.

Several people sent word that there will be a show on the ABC premiering on the 19th of December called Good Game. Marketed as A program for gamers by gamers, I wonder if they know these tips on how to protect your eyes. Still with gaming, we were sent a link to a cool video on YouTube showing some dude playing Starcraft in Linux with a touchscreen.

To wrap it up here is an interesting article sent in by Murray Chapman. Researchers at Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology have crafted a micromotor that is powered by the movement of bacteria. A special protein causes the bacteria to all move in one direction, pushing against the feet and thereby spinning the motor at a speed of about two rotations per minute.

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