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Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 released

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If you've only just came out of hibernation from the past couple days and use Windows 2000, you will please to discover Microsoft has released Service Pack 4 for the aging OS which seems to keep on keeping on.


Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) provides the latest updates to the Windows 2000 operating systems. These updates are a collection of fixes in the following areas: security, application compatibility, operating system reliability, and setup. Windows 2000 SP4 is a recommended update that includes the updates contained in previous Windows 2000 service packs.
More information @ Microsoft


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SiSoftware Sandra MAX3! Released

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Today SiSoftware released their newest installment of their popular synthetic benchmarking program, Sandra MAX3! The updated version has support for a bunch of new hardware including 64-bit version of Windows and AMD's upcoming Athlon 64 processor and a range of new benchmarks to choose from.


When you buy this version of Sandra by clicking on either of the links below, you will be supporting TweakTown since we get a cut one each sale.



More information @ SiSoftware


UPDATE - I almost forgot, you can download the trial version of MAX3 from our server here - it weighs in at 6.84mb


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New nVidia Detonator Windows 2000 / XP drivers emerge

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Bob from Warp2Search let me know via e-mail that they have uncovered a new, previously unreleased Nvidia Detonator driver version 44.65. This is the latest known build from the 44.xx series. This driver is a generic release and works on most nVidia graphics cards from the TNT onwards.


- Supported cards: nearly all; check nv4_disp.inf for details
- No word yet on performance and compatibility.
- Beta release. Use at your own risk and discretion.
More information @ Warp2Search


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Tough time ahead for Linux?

The SCO Group (formerly Caldera), the owner of the UNIX operating system, has issued this press release warning that Linux is an unauthorized derivative of UNIX and that legal liability for the use of Linux may extend to commercial users. SCO issued this alert based on its findings of illegal inclusions of SCO UNIX intellectual property in Linux. The company also indicated that until the attendant risks with Linux are better understood and properly resolved, the company will suspend all of its future sales of the Linux operating system.


Read the full press release @ SCO Group


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Windows XP SP1a Released

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I just noticed over at Warp2Search that Microsoft has released a new service pack for Windows XP users, named SP1a which includes a bunch of the latest security and reliability updates to the Windows XP family of operating systems, and includes Internet Explorer 6 SP1a.


Windows XP Service Pack 1a (SP1a) provides the latest security and reliability updates to the Windows XP family of operating systems, and includes Internet Explorer 6 SP1a. Windows XP SP1a is designed to ensure Windows XP platform compatibility with newly released software and hardware, and includes updates that resolve issues discovered by customers or by Microsoft's internal testing team. To determine whether to install Windows XP SP1a, we recommend reviewing the Windows XP documentation and information below.
More information @ Warp2Search


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Download of the Day - Spybot Search & Destroy

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Over the past day or two there has been some on-going discussion in our forums regarding spyware and a whole bunch of other nasty-wares which companies are using without the majority of us Internet users even having a clue about it - which is the unfortunate part. One of our forum moderators, Mr.C (our legendary spyware master), let us all know about a little, unknown program called Spybot Search & Destroy which some are considering better than Ad Aware since it is updated more regularly than it.


I wanted to see what all the fuss was about...So I went ahead and downloaded the much talked about program thinking my system was fairly clean, but not 100% certain. After a two minute search of my file system and registry, it found 233 cases, including a bunch of horrid Gator registry entries and others which performed tasks I had no idea were happening - but explained the unexplained network activity when my computing sessions were inactive and advertisement pop-ups.


I tell you, its sure good knowing your system is clean and safe from all the crap which can invade it from time to time! You can download Spybot Search & Destroy from the following URL and let all your anger out regarding malicious use of these xwares by various companies over here in our forums.


More information @ Spybot Search & Destroy


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Windows 2000 SP4 @ Tech Connect

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Adek over at Tech Connect just let me know that they have mirrored the preview release Service Pack 4 for Windows 2000 on their servers for registered members only - registation is free.


Take caution when downloading this monster 135mb service pack, treat it as a BETA and don't come running back to me crying if it messes up your system - I will have no pity.


Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) provides the latest updates to the Windows 2000 family of operating systems. These updates are a collection of fixes in the following areas: application compatibility, operating system reliability, security, and setup.
More information @ Tech Connect


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New nVidia Linux Display Drivers

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nVidia released a bunch of new Linux display drivers for a whole range of different distributions including RedHat and Mandrake, giving AGP 8x and nForce2 support to the Linux platform.


Release Highlights:


- OpenGL 1.4 with CineFX architecture support


- Support for AGP 8x and nForce2 IGP


- Support for index overlays on Quadro4 to support legacy applications


- Support for separate X screens on nView enabled GPUs


- GLX 1.3 support

More information @ nVidia Linux Display Drivers


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Download of the Day - CD-R Media Code Identifier

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Ashley Place sent me along this nifty little program which tells you which company actually produced a certain CD-R or CD-RW disk - not just the brand name it is being sold under. This program might come in handy when buying and avoiding being ripped off with expensive brand burner media when you could be buying a cheaper brand which is in fact the exact same media just with a different label.



This small tool was developed to read the ATIP from a CDR media using a CD recorder - right now there´s no CDROM reader that can do this (At least I don´t know of!). The ATIP tells who has manufactured the disc and what dye type they used. (The ATIP doesn´t tell the exact dye type - it just tells if the recording strategy to be used for this media is a "long strategy type" (e.g. Cyanine) or "short strategy type" (e.g. Phthalocyanine).

Download Here! (112kb)


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