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  • Can you believe it? We're up and over 13,000 registered Sharky Forum members this week! Of course with this many users there is a whole lot of excellent posts, and this week in the Forums Spotlight we've taken several interesting threads on LAN Party networking, Favorite Games, the Palomino, Freeware FTP programs, Dial-up Networking, and many other useful topics, and put them all together in an easy-to-read format.

    The Forums Spotlight is a highlight of just a few of the new topics posted in the SharkyForums, where over ten-thousand enthusiastic computer users post daily for help, to discuss the latest trends and products, or to just shoot the breeze in the Off Topic forum.

    Each week in the Forums Spotlight, we take several of the most popular, insightful, or even controversial threads and present them to you for easy digestion. Feel free to add your own thoughts (subtract the profanity, please) and help us multiply the reader participation here at Sharky Extreme (and you thought math was tough...). We've added links on each spotlight page so you can easily add your own comments and contribute to the debate! If your repartee strikes us as useful, humorous, or otherwise entertaining, it stands the distinct possibility of being featured next week.

    Without further ado...

    Last Week's Sharky Forums Stats
    Registered Users: 12,664
    Topics: 49,929
    Posts: 371,074

    Current Sharky Forums Stats
    Registered Users: 13,041
    Topics: 52,332
    Posts: 390,382

    Video Cards: Help With Choosing a Good PCI Video Card
    Not everyone is looking for the latest and greatest 64 MB video card for their gigahertz systems. Some are still looking for decent PCI cards for those machines that, while not quite cutting edge, are still alive and kicking. In this thread, Sharky editor, Vangie Beal, asks forum members for recommendations on purchasing a good PCI video card.

    CPU/Processors & Overclocking: Palomino or Northwood?
    Which are you waiting for? This week's release of the mobile version of the Athlon4 (Palomino) gives AMD the spotlight for now; but will you be chomping on the bit this summer when the Palomino desktop chipsets appear or waiting until later this year when Intel debuts the Northwood? Find out how the group responds to forum member Kunal's question about this in the CPU/Processors & Overclocking forum.

    Networks and Networking: Having a LAN Party
    You've got the chips and dip; but what about the NICs? In this thread over in the Networks & Networking forum, a member asks what network card he should recommend to the people he is inviting to his LAN party. Check out the thread to see what others recommend and to offer your own suggestions.

    General Games: Favorite Old School Games
    All these polygons are nice and all. But let's talk old school games here for a bit. Which make it onto your list of all time favorites? Go ahead and risk letting your age show as you list your own favorite old school games in this thread, started by oziumJinx in the General Games forum.

    General Software, Applications and Drivers: How to get CDRwin working with Win2000 Pro?
    Many burning applications require an ASPI manager, but not everyone is aware of this...

    General Software, Applications and Drivers: Freeware FTP programs
    What are the best freeware FTP programs out there? Mitch101 is on the lookout for one. See what the Sharky faithful recommend.

    Life Would Be Great If...: Bad Eyesight
    Galen of Edgewood rants about how he has to wear glasses or contacts to see, as he can't afford Lasik surgery. Swws wife has her own experiences to share...

    Life Would Be Great If...: Dialup woes
    Cutter Da Nutter and his brother Scuttle are impatiently waiting for their new cable modem, a long sought after upgrade from 56k dial-up. dchakrab tells us which country lag comes from.

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