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Daily News Round #1 for October 22, 2003

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for October 22, 2003

By: Cameron Wilmot from Oct 22, 2003 @ 9:38 CDT

- History of MAX

Considering my father's name is Max, I raised my eye brows when I saw an e-mail with the subject "MAX History". As it turns out though, the e-mail was from ABIT and it talks about the history of the phenomenon which is MAX.

The original MAX series arrived at a time of great uncertainty in the motherboard industry, and was seen by many enthusiasts as a new hope amidst a sea of despair. What was needed in motherboards was a new way of thinking, and MAX gave hope where before there was none. The words legacy free had been but a concept cherished by enthusiasts who looked forever forward, rather than clinging to faded glories and tarnished ideologies. MAX I was the first motherboard created looking completely towards the future without being constrained by the old ways thinking. Its release transformed an industry grown complacent with pushing derivative products on woefully jaded enthusiasts.

I have uploaded the .doc file concerning this product to our servers which you can download. Please right click on this link and "Save Target As".

- DivX on your PDA

One of readers from Singapore sent me an e-mail today talking about compressing DVDs to DivX format for playback on Pocket PC's. He suggested I check out this guide over at Pocket Matrix. If you're new to DVD ripping backup, I highly recommend this guide - it worked an absolute treat for me. Brilliant!

This guide is supposed to help you encoding DivX videos for use with the Pocket DivX Player on all PocketPC devices, for example to play your favorite DVD when you want and where you want.

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