Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1997:February:18 Tuesday
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1997/2/18-4/1 [Uncategorized] UID:32072 Activity:nil
02/15   Combo to office keybox has been changed. If you want to know what
        it is, see the Librarian.
1997/2/18 [Uncategorized] UID:32073 Activity:nil
02/15   The next General Meeting will be Thursday, 20 February, at 7:00pm
        in 306 Soda.  We will be discussing a new constitution.
1997/2/18 [Recreation/Media] UID:32074 Activity:nil
2/18    Thanks to the Internet, I found out how some of my favorite
        TV shows such as "Charlie's Angels", "the Wonder Years",
        "Three's Company", etc. ended.
1997/2/18 [Uncategorized] UID:32075 Activity:nil
2/18    Hi anyone need a roommate in Berkeley?  - danh
1997/2/18 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:32076 Activity:nil 50%like:31922
2/18    Full/Part time sysadmin job, see /usr/local/csua/jobs/netcorps
1997/2/18 [Uncategorized] UID:32077 Activity:nil
2/18    what is the soft and hard quota for soda disk usage? (not including
        the mailspool)
        \_ home dir: 10,000k/12,500k, mailspool: 1,000k/2,000k, www: 2,000k
           as quota -v or repquota -v -a should report (except no one
           remembered to set quotas on the new www machine yet)
1997/2/18 [Uncategorized] UID:32078 Activity:nil
2/18    Diablo -- just a graphical Moria with multi-player option. -- cmlee
        \_ what more could you ask for?
        \ shut up, you Moria-lovin', asteroid fearin', Diablo hatin' GEEK!
1997/2/18 [Computer/HW/Display] UID:32079 Activity:nil
2/17    What's the difference between the Diamond Stealth 3D and the
        Matrox mellenium?  Which is better?
           \_ the difference... matrox millenium is slick... the best!
              Diamond 3D.. sucks!
         \_ Diamond really does suck.  Even if the card's good,
            don't get Diamond because their support sucks.  I've
            got a Diamond Viper, but no driver for Windows 95.
            Instead of a driver, they offered owners of the Viper
            lower prices on other Diamond cards.
        \_ Uhm, ok.... Anyway, the difference is that the Matrox will out
           perform the Diamond for just about every 2d function you can
           think of, however, the D-3d has a few extra 3d features that
           don't exist on the Matrox.  Unless you *really* *really*
           _need_ the extra few 3d things, get the Matrox Millenium.
           If you really do need the 3d stuff, then get the Matrox Mystique.
           The Matrox Mystique is inexpensive and outperforms the D-3d for
           most graphics tests.  I think its less expensive than the Diamond
           as well and the driver support is excellent.  Your real choice is
           between the two Matrox cards.  Don't get a Diamond.
         \_ BTW, isn't the Mystique cheaper than the Millenium?
            And is there Xfree86 support for Mystique?
            \_ The PC's in 330 soda that run FreeBSD for 162 all have
          Matrox Mystique's in them...
            \_ Yes, the mystique is cheaper than the millenium.
        I don't know about *nix driver support.
         \_ Matrox Millenium has hardware support for OpenGL whereas
            Matrox Mystique doesn't.
        \_ I've had problems getting useful programmer technical support
           from Matrox.  You might look into the Rendition Verite'-based
           or 3Dfx-based cards, as well.     \_ Ve'rite'
         \_ I don't know about this.  I'm not programming my mystique.
            The newer super-3d boards will outperform the mystique,
            the millenium and the Diamond cards but they do cost more.
            Also, AFAIK, the 3dfx and verite boards don't do 2d, they
             \_ the verite does 2d
            are 3d-addon boards.  You still need a 2d board, I think.
          \_ This is true.  BTW, the 3Dfx outperforms every
             other 3D card out there by a significant
             margin... If you're really after good 3D
             performance, it's the way to go. -mogul
        \_since we're on the subject.  Anyone know if either of the two cards
          have hardware mpeg support?
          \_ the V1000 does mpeg in hardware (well, microcode, but close
          \_ I believe both matrox cards do mpeg2 but I wouldn't swear by it.
             Also, I read that the 3dfx has some video "problems" where it
             must display in full screen mode.  It doesn't work in a window.
             My understanding is that these chipsets are adapted from arcade
             game video chips and thus never had 2d or windows in mind, thus
             no support.  Full screen or nothing (or so I've read). I don't
             own one so I can't say as a fact.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1997:February:18 Tuesday