News Archive for: Friday Nov. 30, 2007 (later added items first)
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OWC Updates Clearance page, Price Cuts on 2GB SODIMMs and FBDIMMs
(from site sponsor OWC)

"Added more items to the clearance/garage sale pages today. Lots of selection again... Includes some stuff we had sold out of that more now avail:
  • Genuine Apple 1GB Mac Pro (512MB x 2) FB-DIMM Memory Upgrade Kits $68.75
  • Apple MacBook/iMac/Mac mini Intel 512MB and 1GB modules $7.75 and $21.90
  • Apple SATA 2.5" Notebook drives 80GB and up from $42.50
    (**NOTE - we are NOT offering any of the Apple/Seagate drives w/failure-data loss issue**)
  • Desktop 3.5" Drives 200GB to 750GB from $57.50
  • USB 2 HD Enclosure Kits from $32.50, FireWire 400 Enclosure Kits from $34.99
  • FireWire 400+USB2 Kits from $49.00, FireWire 800+USB2 Kits from $51.75!
  • G4 Processor Upgrade Cards from $79, 1.3GHz for $139.00
  • Mac Hard Drive Controllers (SCSI, ATA, SATA) from $51.50
  • FireWire Controller cards from $14.50
  • ATI Radeon Video Cards from $49.99
  • PowerBook G4 SuperDrive DVD/CD Burner $87.50, CDRW+DVD-Rom $29.00

    Some changes on the xlr8yourmac specials page:

  • 2GB SODIMMs for MacBook/MacBook Pro/iMac Intel/Mac mini Intel - $53.75
  • 4.0GB Kits (2x2GB SODIMMs) for MacBook Pro and iMac Intel models - $107
  • 4.0GB (2x2GB) FBDIMM Kits for Apple Mac Pro Quad & 8-Core Xeons - $169
  • New WD 250GB Scorpio SATA notebook HDs - $145"
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    VLC Media Player 0.8.6d update
    The VideoLAN home page has a VLC Media Player 0.8.6d update that notes improved Leopard compatibility as well as some security and performance improvements. (See complete change notes for details.)

    " VLC media player 0.8.6d, VideoLAN Security Advisory 0703 2007-11-30
    VLC media player versions 0.8.6 to 0.8.6c suffer from a security vulnerability in the ActiveX plugin. More technical details are available in our advisory.
    An updated release of VLC is available which includes a few other fixes as well, notably better compatibility with MacOSX 10.5 Leopard. The full list of changes can be found here.
    We strongly recommend all users to update to this new version..."

    The other news/software updates and apple TS docs listings below has also been updated at 7PM tonight.

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    Thermaltake TMG-AT1 Cooler Swap on ATI X1900 XT
    James sent a writeup with photos of his ATI X1900 XT with Thermaltake TMG-AT1 Cooler Swap. (Updated 7PM for more notes.)
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    Transparent Dock Tweaks in Leopard
    "Leopard Transparent Dock
    This guy's idea works. In addition, if you put the dock on either side, you can get rid of the white border by doing what he says for the bottom to the items right or left by changing names and replacing those items. See attachment screen shot...
    Regards, Fred"

    He sent a screenshot showing the transparent doc on the side of the screen (too large to post here).

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