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 Sunday, 23-November-2008  19:57:13 (GMT +10) - by matthudson

These haven't been mentioned in a while - OCAU QuickLinks are a quick way to get around OCAU, using the ocau.com domain. They're a quicker way to get around the site when you're on someone else's PC or on a slow connection.

Wayne would also like to let us know about another way to speed up browsing in Firefox. Simply bookmark whatever page/forum/profile or whatever then go to the properties of the bookmark and add some sort of descriptive but short keyword. For example I have "ocau" for the home page, "ocauf" for the forums, "ocaun" for the news forum, "ocaus" for subscriptions. Now you can just type in that keyword in the address bar and you will go to that site. It works even better if you use CTRL-L to bring up the address bar ready to type. BFM also sends work that there is also a Firefox menu extension.

VIA have partnered with OpenChrome to provide graphics drivers. They have made a few small steps over the past few months, but today they have made their largest open-source contribution yet by releasing four programming documentation guides that cover the video, 2D, and 3D programming for their Chrome 9 graphics processor. In addition, they are now partnering with the community-spawned OpenChrome developers.

Tech ARP have a Windows 7 roadmap as well as a Vista SP2 release schedule. We have news of the upcoming Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista! Microsoft is doing their best to rush out Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista so there will be additional incentive for folks to upgrade to Window Vista now, instead of waiting for Windows 7. So the latest schedule should come as no surprise. A confidential source has revealed that Microsoft will deliver a Release Candidate in February, 2009 with the final SP2 binary scheduled for RTM (Release To Manufacturing) in April, 2009.

Apparently there are issues with the news iPhone firmware. Users who have updated to iPhone OS 2.2 are facing some significant issues, including problems with third-party apps, Internet connection issues, problems deleting email and more.

Hardware Zone have a SiteX preview. As we approach the end of another year filled with ups and downs, you'll probably be expecting a little year-end bonus coming your way. With the economy fluctuating, some of us might find it prudent to keep a tighter leash on the cash. But still, you do need to reward yourself a little with a year's worth of hard work, so pamper yourself a bit when the year's final IT fair, SITEX 2008, opens its door from the 27th to the of 30th November at the Singapore Expo. As usual, we'll be providing you with a little snippet of what's to come.

Today's timewaster is Phage Wars. Spread your parasites in this fast pace, strategy game. The goal is to overtake all other parasites and become the "Dominant Species". Learn to master each parasite effectively and infect all forms of cellular life.

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