Earlier this week, new beta drivers for the ATI Radeon have been released. PC Monkey has done a quick beta vs. shipping driver comparison but the disturbing news comes from [H]ard|OCP. Apparently ATI is shipping some Radeons with 166 mhz core/memory. Meanwhile, NVIDIA has posted two new technology demonstations illustrating shadow mapping and per pixel lighting both in OpenGL and tnaw_xtennis does an image quality preview of the Quadro2 with SPECviewperf. Is 3dfx going to do an Amiga upgrade?
In gaming news, Counterstrike 7.1 beta has been released. This is both a client and server side update so download it if you haven't done so already. There is also a paintball mod for Half-Life weighing in at a less hefty 9 mb. Window Planet has done an xbox article.
JC has updated his AMD reseller conference with more multi-processor and SMP news. Microsoft has posted build 1812.10 of their .NET framework SDK technology preview. Try at your own risk. WinInfo has gotten semi-official confirmation that Office 10 will be renamed Office 2002. If you can't wait for Whister, then there is a new Whistler skin for Stardock's WindowBlinds.
Technoyard reviews the value and performance Duron 750, while PlanetHardware looks at the Plextor Plexwriter 12/10/32A. TR's review of the PlexWriter can be found here. Apple's ad agency Chiat/Day is threateningly admonishing some publications not to publish Mac rumors. Finally, check out this article about "running in space."
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