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Daily News Round #1 for January 9, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for January 9, 2005
By Steve Dougherty from Jan 9, 2005 @ 5:48 CST

- Vaporware Phantom Haunts Us All

Aaaah Vaporware, tbe birth of hopes and dreams in the computer world, but usually never anything more.... Wired News have listed 10 of the biggest promises from tech companies throughout 2004 which are now well suited to the "Vaporware" catagory. Some humourous yet profound comments made all the way through the article, such as the following stab at ATI with their inability to dish out the new X series of cards in reasonable quantities during the third quarter :-


ATI Technologies' high-end X800 series of video cards shipped at the end of the year, according to a December press release. Or did it? No one seems able to get hold of them, especially the X800 XT Platinum Edition, unofficially renamed the "Phantom Edition."


"(ATI) says they launched, but no one except reviewers can seem to get a hold of them," said Reverend Love. "WTF? Vaporware."


In addition, the X700 XT also seemed hard to get hold of, unless you were reviewing it for a gaming magazine.


"If you know anyone who believes that ATI's Radeon X700 XT cards actually exist, tell me about them. I have some real estate on the moon that they may want to buy," said Pablo Barros.


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