OWC Rev. C ROM review
I got my rev. C ROM module for my beige G3 today and after installing it and running a few tests, I have written up a small review. A must read if you have a beige G3 Rev. A and consider upgrading, a good read otherwise:) See it here.
xlr8yourmac.com has various drive reports and benchmarks and notes that 3Dfx will be hosting a gaming zone at MWNY. At least something:)
3dfx and MS news
Shugashack notes that 3Dfx seems to be very excited about their next generaton "Rampage" chipset, which will be the successor to V4/5. Rumors are the chipset will support OpenGL and DirectX, with no word of Glide support.
The other news is about shopping sprees. For us they end at around 100$, for your parents they end at 1000$, for rich people maybe 10'000$, but for Microsoft they never end. Their latest addition to their shopping basket is NetGames USA, worldknown for their famous internet statistics, for example in Unreal Tournament (NG stats). Microsoft has bought them to include their technology into their pesky "Zone" (what a name) online service and of course for future Xbox stuff. It might be time to innovate something yourself again, Sirs.
HIW: Part 2
FiringSquad has put up the 2nd part of their Display Adapters "How it Works" guide. Read on.
MOSR continues to spread "recent reports", despite having been publicly insulted for telling random stuff. Their latest rumors are that Apple will be introducing a new "measure" for marketing their Macs. PC1400 will stand for a machine as fast as an 1.4GHz PC. The claim that move would be logical, since they might be shifting more and more to MP designs. First: "PCxxx" is already used for DDR-SDRAM specs, Second: Just adding up the MHz of each CPU will surely give Apple a much better PR impression (4x500MHz = 2GHz, even if it is unlikely to match a 2GHz PC) and third: Apple is hopefully not going to make the same mistake the Cyrix CPUs made, by claiming to be "equivalent to a Pentium at xxxMHz" when in fact they never even got near that speed.
Other rumors are announcement possibilities for MWNY (haha) and new iMac colors (also haha), btw a yellow iMac is indeed in the works, but only for the swiss postal service and only in limited quantities (at least that is what they said a while back when the Post announced to sell iMacs and iBooks in their offices, here in Switzerland. The Post's brand color is yellow.)
ATI denies and announces
MGL notes that ATI has again denied that its relationship with Apple is losening and has announced that they will announce a retail RADEON card for the Mac at MWNY. Also they say the RADEON will be the highest performing graphics chip for the Mac in the near future, which is also what I think, btw. At least until nVidia brings us their NV20.
Borland to commit to Mac
Slashdot notes that Borland has announced that their JBuilder visual Java editor will be availlable next year for Mac OS X. That surely is great news for developers.
ArsTechnica has a new article talking about every aspect of RAM: technology, how it works, kinds, performance, modules etc etc. Techy stuff, but interesting.