Various Mac related topics
Slashdot's Apple page has various interesting and useful tips. Of course mainly around Mac OS X and Darwin, as you'd expect, but also other things of interest.
architosh thinks recent news from nVidia are in line with rumors about future PowerMac graphics chips. Sounds promising, but tastes best with a grain of salt.
Intel crowned king anew
Shacknews reports that Intel has today released 3 new processors, running at 2.26, 2.4 and 2.53GHz and using a 533MHz system bus, up from the previous 400MHz. Of course RDRAM speeds can now also go up to 1066MHz, for an impressive performance boost. In the review at FiringSquad the new chip is the clear speedking over all but a single test run, where the Athlon XP 2100+ can beat it by half a frame per second or so. Now it's definitely AMD's turn to play catch-up too. If they slump now, they'll soon find themselves side by side with Motorola, in the club of "we missed the train, uh?".
the register reports that Samsung is now shipping the first DDR400 SDRAM modules to the masses. This RAM operates at 200MHz DDR, for an effective 400MHz rate, delivering up to 3.2GB/sec performance. Needless to say I'd like to see that in the next PowerMacs, although DDR333 is fine too.
Apple comments on Shake
MacCentral notes that Apple commented on the future of the professional video editing tool Shake, that was recently acquired through buying up Nothing Real. The Windows version is going to be discontinued, while Irix and Linux will be supported through 2003. Of course the new platform of primary focus is going to be OS X. Shake was used for several effects in the movie "Lord of the Rings".
Fraud can be very funny
This story proves that in the wake of potentially big cash, even the most experienced businessmen forget about the laws of physics and start making very stupid things. And it also proves that you don't need to be a genius to make a lot of money - out of nothing. Read on for a little story about a world revolution that just turned out to be a sly hoax.
G4/550 upgrade reports
xlr8yourmac has a first reader report on a guy who installed the XLR8 G4/550 Sawtooth upgrade in his Cube. Works flawlessly, according to the reader.
Of course there are also other useful news, as always.