xlr8yourmac has plenty of interesting bits, starting from PowerBook performance tests over PowerBook dropping tests to new and very interesting new hardware products.
nVidia to put even more work into drivers
the register reports that nVidia has announced that it's going to further optimize its drivers for Athlon and now also Pentium 4 chips. Especially a driver that is taking advantage of the Pentium 4's impressive, yet still vastly unused features, might make quite a change. Comparing 3D game scores between AMD and Intel chips might then yield different results than they do now. Also I think this is a good sign for further G4 optimization.
New Power Mac G4 offer?
MacObserver notes that Apple now also offers the G4 733 without SuperDrive, but with a CD-RW instead, for only 3099$. However one of the comments from a reader below states that this option has been there since the keynote, but since I never bothered to pretend that I was going to buy one, I don't know.
MacWEEK, MacCentral merge
MacWEEK announces that they will be rolled into MacCentral effective Monday. There's quite some tradition behind MacWEEK, but aparently Mac Publishing, the company behind both sites, finds it makes mroe sense to run them as a single site. Sure has some truth behind it.
Slashdot notes that Intel has successfully developed a chip with transistors switching at a frequency of 10GHz and a theoretical 400 million transistors per chip, each transistor being only 3 atoms thick. Of course we're not going to see anything mainstream for another few years.
MacCentral notes that Apple's high-end Cubes with GeForce 2 MX cards in them are currently delayed until March 17th because of serious backlogs. Damn Apple should at least be able to sell the machines that have been drowning its stock just a few weeks ago.
MOSR has some nice new rumors on a possible 24" Cinema Display coming up as well as the Titanium PB G4 probably being limited to 550MHz do to the fact that it uses the 7410 chip. Of course the discuss all the possibilities they can think of.
MOSX not done
Slashdot notes that newest info suggests that Apples Mac OS X is not going to be fully functional by March 24., something I always thought sicne they fixed the deadline so closely after the release of the PB, which obviously still needed a lot of work. Well, waiting until Xmas here anyway.