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Firefox 2.0.0.2 Released

Mozilla has officially released an update for Firefox 2.0 taking it up to version 2.0.0.2. Although this is only a minor update, it fixes a couple of security issues (yes, IE isn’t the only imperfect browser) and you can update Firefox quite easily by clicking on “Help” and then choosing “Check for Updates”. Here are the changes:
  • Security Update: The following list of security issues have been fixed.
  • Windows Vista Support: Many enhancements and fixes for Windows Vista are included along with the following caveats.
  • New Languages: Beta releases for several new languages are now available for testing.
  • Permissions Bug Fixed: In the German (de) locale on Windows and Linux, resolved a problem with certain files tagged as read-only.
Source: Mozilla

NVIDIA Releases WHQL Drivers for Vista

NVIDIA has released its first WHQL certified drivers for Windows Vista, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The release number is 100.65, and these drivers work with all GeForce series 6, 7 and 8 cards, offering DirectX 10 support to those with 8800 cards. DirectX 10 with SLI is still unsupported, but it’s good to get beyond the beta stage of drivers. You can download them here.Source: NVIDIA

CPU-Z 1.39 Released

The latest version of CPUID’s processor and motherboard information utility has been released. Version 1.39 of CPU-Z generally improves support and offers small enhancements, here are the changes:
  • Windows Vista 64 support
  • VIA CX700/VX700 chipset
  • Added Merom XE (X7900/X7800)
  • Added "PCI" and "MaxPCIBus" in the ini file to configure PCI scanning
  • Added "-core" parameter to display the clock speed of the specified core
You can download it from here.Source: CPUID

DNA-Drivers Returns

I can gladly say DNA-Drivers is back alive. This is supported by the release of DNA's ATi 5.0.7.1 Driver. This can be found here. I have information directly from the creator (KillerSneak) that NVIDIA drivers will be released in a matter of a few weeks. He also stated Vista drivers may take a bit longer due to the fact of Microsofts new "security" measures that requires all drivers to be signed. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out for Vista and modded drivers.

nForce Drivers for Vista

NVIDIA has released its chipset drivers for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista. The drivers are for all nForce 4, 5 and 6 based motherboards, with WHQL certification. There aren’t any chipset drivers for nForce 1, 2 or 3 boards, and with only alpha versions of the audio and networking driver for the nForce 3 it seems unlikely that NVIDIA will be releasing any Vista drivers for these chipsets.

You can download the drivers here.

Sony updates PS3 firmware to version 1.51...but why?

Sony has updated their PS3 firmware edition to 1.51, and requires the update the moment a user logs into the PlayStation Network. However, it doesn't really address any major issues (I'm not saying there are any), and it doesn't add functionality. When asked what 1.51 does compared to 1.5, Sony gave us a fine-worded answer.
Support for PLAYSTATION 3 format software titles has been expanded.
This probably has something to do with backwards compatibility, or allows future games to work.Source: 1Up

PSP upgraded to version 3.10

People who bought the PS3 got a very nice surprise yesterday, the PSP firmware has been updated. There are no really major changes from version 3.0, but some things to take note of if you do upgrade.
  • Streamlined PlayStation Store downloads.
  • New Location Free player, which supports MPEG4-AVC.
  • The Network part of the Cross Media Bar now features a PlayStation Spot option.
  • New "low memory usage" option for the internet browser.
  • Dynamic Equalizer to balance audio.
Sony should also be patching a few security issues in this version of PSP firmware, and Spring PSP games should require it.Source: 1Up

NVIDIA Releases ForceWare SLI 8800 Vista Drivers

NVIDIA today released new version of the ForceWare Vista 32/64bit drivers. This time the new BETA ForceWare version 100.59 should enable SLI support for DirectX9/OpenGL with GeForce 8800 GPUs. DX10 NVIDIA SLI support will be available in a future driver. Click here to read the full v100.59 Release Notes.

Download: ForceWare 100.59 Vista 32bit (33.4 MB), ForceWare 100.59 Vista 64bit (45.9 MB)Source: NVIDIA

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 8800 Series Vista Drivers

Finally, all GeForce 8800 users can download the latest Windows Vista 32bit/64bit BETA ForceWare drivers directly from NVIDIA. The bad news:
- DirectX 10 NVIDIA SLI support for GeForce 8800 GPUs will be available in a future driver
- DirectX 9 and OpenGL NVIDIA SLI support for GeForce 8800 GPUs will be available on January 31, 2007 in a new driver from NVIDIA

Download: ForceWare 100.54 Vista 32bit (29.4 MB), ForceWare 100.54 Vista 64bit (41.8 MB)Source: NVIDIA

AMD/ATI Releases WHQL Vista Driver

AMD has released its first Catalyst driver for Vista to feature WHQL certification. The driver works with both 32bit and 64bit versions of the new operating system and is based on the same driver as the 7.1 Catalyst for Windows XP, so it is currently using the same number system. CrossFire multi-GPU support has been enabled but Alternate Frame Rendering is still unavailable, and only the 32bit version can play HD-DVDs and Blu-ray disks. The driver introduces native OpenGL support for Vista and features a redesigned Catalyst Control Center. You can download these drivers here.Source: Reg Hardware

News on the Wii

Nintendo has updated its firmware for the new Wii console to enable the news channel, a day ahead of schedule. The channel uses feeds from the Associated Press, with categories for National News, Regional News, International News, Sports, Arts/Entertainment, Business, Science/Health and Technology. You can’t use your own RSS feeds yet, but this adds to the forecast channel to give Wii users quick and direct access to news and weather. Admittedly the free internet channel can also be used for this, but it gives users a simpler way to see news stories on their console.Source: DailyTech

Sony fixes PS3 backward compatibility problem

One of Sony's most promoted features in the PS3 is it's backwards compatibility. Unfortunately, when the PS3 was first released, it hardly could boast this. Classic PS2 and PS1 games would be presented as garbled lines of text instead of something playable. In a firmware release that brings the console to version 1.5, Sony has fixed almost all compatibility issues, with exception to a very small amount of isolated cases. Any older game you run on the PS3 will be presented with a higher clarity than on the PS1 or PS2.Source: 1Up

Havok 4.5 Unleashed

Havok announces today the official release of Havok 4.5, the latest update to its modular suite of artist tools and run-time technology. Fully optimized for Sony PLAYSTATION3, as well as Microsoft Xbox360 and Nintendo Wii, Havok 4.5 dramatically accelerates the development of cross-platform, cutting edge electronic games, meeting the needs of the world’s top developers and producers. Havok 4.5 allows game developers to scale game content to thousands of dynamically-driven game objects and characters, harnessing the full power and speed of next generation architectures.

Windows Vista SP 1 in the works

While most of us do not own or run Vista, Microsoft is already working on the first Service Pack for the new OS. It includes upgrades like the "Powershell" which is to replace the good old Windows "Shell". The Service Pack will be released in the second half of 2007. Anyone worried about Vista and stability, may take this as a good reason to wait before upgrading to the new OS.Source: APC Mag

NGO NVIDIA Optimized Driver v1.9792

NGOHQ has released the latest version of their NVIDIA optimized driver, based on NVIDIA ForceWare 97.92. This driver includes NVIDIA's old Control Panel and also has support for all GeForce/Quadro cards - including mobile series (Go) as well. This driver has a special compatibility mode option that provides better stability, and workaround for some known bugs.

Download: NGO NVIDIA Optimized Driver v1.9792Source: NGOHQ.com

Details on the first 2142 expansion leak out

The first details about EA’s next expansion to the Battlefield series are beginning to leak, with the booster pack expected to be named Battlefield 2142 – Northern Strike. The most notable changes are three new European maps, two new vehicles, ten new rewards, ten new unlocks, the new Epic Titan mode for two maps and improved use of pods. The new content is generally intended to focus on infantry battles instead of using vehicles for extreme force, with the new maps tweaked to create choke-points. There isn’t any word on pricing yet, although rumours that the in-game advertising could lead to free add-on packs haven’t been mentioned by EA.Source: Neowin.net

NVIDIA ForceWare Vista Drivers for 8800 Cards

Finally, LaptopVideo2Go.com has leaked one of the most anticipated NVIDIA ForceWare drivers for GeForce 8800 Series working with Windows Vista 32/64bit. According to other users the driver performs really well, but be carefull because it is not WHQL certified. Use at your own risk. Click here to download the NVIDIA ForceWare X 100.30 Vista driver for 8800 Series of video cards.Source: LaptopVideo2Go.com

Memtest86 ver1.70 Released

After more than a year without any update, here is Memtest86+ V1.70. In my personal opinion this is great memory overclock test for stability written by Chris Brady. This new version comes with complete support for many new chipsets and many new CPUs, including Intel Core/Core2 and AMD K8 with DDR2 memory. Memtest86+ V1.70 now includes a new DMI polling feature in order to show all the memory-related DMI informations. Click here to read the change log.

Download: Memtest86+ ver1.70Source: Memtest.org

NVIDIA ForceWare 97.64 Vista Drivers Released

NVIDIA ForceWare 97.46 Vista Drivers Released

NVIDIA has released the following WHQL certified drivers for use with Windows Vista RTM 32/64bit version that will enable you to test the basic features and capabilities of the new operating system. For a full list of fixed issues, please view the release notes.

Download:
ForceWare 97.46 Vista Driver x86 RTM 32bit (38.5MB)
ForceWare 97.46 Vista Driver x64 RTM 64bit (47.6MB)Source: NVIDIA

ATI Catalyst 7.1 Beta for Window Vista Available

ATI Catalyst 7.1 Beta for Windows Vista Available
This is a beta version of the upcoming Catalyst 7.1 Radeon driver from ATI/AMD. We are sure a lot of people will be really pleased to see it. The revision build of this archive is 8.33 and should be an interesting driver for sure. I can not stress enough that this is a beta driver which is distributed by ASUS. You use it at your own risk.
Download: ATI Catalyst 7.1 Beta for Window Vista (91.6MB)Source: Guru3D

NVIDIA G80 driver for Microsoft Windows Vista not for public until 2007

While many G80 owners were expecting at least a beta driver for Microsoft Windows Vista, NVIDIA will not be releasing anything like it until at least January. The lack of even a beta driver for Microsoft Windows Vista is getting a lot of criticism. When anyone with a G80 tries to install Microsoft Windows Vista, they will be forced to install a "standard VGA". This means that there are no shiny Aero Glass effects, and even 2D graphics might be challenging. NVIDIA is expected to have something ready for CES 2007.Source: The Inquirer
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