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Thursday, October 12, 2000

Mozilla M18 Released!

I just happened to check Mozilla.Org tonight only to find out that Mozilla M18 has been released! Check out the release notes for all the pertinent information. In case you've been living under a rock, Mozilla is the open-source browser project headed by Netscape.

UPDATE! I downloaded M18 for Linux and have been fiddling around with it. So far all I can say is WOW! It displays very nicely and it is the first Mozilla milestone to display Evil Avatar properly (those two sites are my Mozilla "acid tests" to see how they've progressed). The font display is first-rate and the rendering speed (in terms of initial page display and also scrolling) are much better than Netscape 4.75. Kudos to the Mozilla team! This one's a keeper!

UPDATE #2! I got the mail and news stuff to work without anything crashing (much to my surprise). Some of the preferences stuff is still a little wonky (some drop lists aren't displayed or displayed poorly, sometimes the OK button won't work). All told though, I'm still impressed.

Installing the NVIDIA XFree86 4.0 Drivers, Revisited

As I mentioned earlier today, I successfully installed XFree86 4.0.1 and the NVIDIA 0.9-5 drivers on Red Hat 6.2 today. I posted a detailed list of instructions entitled Installing the NVIDIA XFree86 4.0 Drivers, Revisited so that you can do the same. To top it all off, it was much easier than when I tried it before using Red Hat Rawhide RPMs! While you are at it, why not check out our other Alternate Operating Systems articles?

XFree86 4.0.1: Success!

I did it! I got XFree86 4.0.1 installed on my Red Hat 6.2 box! The new way I found to install it is so simple that even a relatively advanced fish could do it. I'll post the full scoop once I recover from the euphoria of it all.

Pondering the Imponderable

Well, after rearranging my office, I downloaded the XFree86 4.0.1 binaries from an XFree mirror site and will try installing those instead of fighting with the RPMs anymore. That, however, will wait for tomorrow when I'm more lucid.

A number of people have asked me why I'm such a big Red Wings fan. I think this article explains it better than I ever could.

The Haus: An Official AvantGo Channel!

I just received word from AvantGo that they have accepted our application to be an official channel! I just have some minor paperwork to fill out and we're all set. Soon we'll have a shiny AvantGo button on the site so you can easily add us to your channel list. Stay tuned . . .

Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Pondering the Imponderable

I reinstalled Red Hat 6.2 yesterday because of all the problems I inflicted on it. I tried to get the latest XFree4 drivers running on it but it seems that the latest RPMS are geared more toward Red Hat 7.0 than 6.2, since a lot of dependencies were broken. Of course, I deleted my old XFree4 files that actually worked and now I can't find them. Sigh. Well, may just have to get my hands on some 7.0 disks.

American McGee interview

Gameslice has posted an interview with American McGee, the "game designer" for Alice-the new EA 3rd person game. Little short of new information, but worth the read. There's a couple of new screenshots as well.

I'm actually looking forward to Alice-I downloaded the trailer from the Alice website and it was really cool, and very creepy. Could be a very good game, although I'm not going to let my son anywhere near it.

M$, Cisco skip out on Uncle Sam

Okay, this just ticks me off: Cisco, Microsoft paid no federal income tax is an article over on C-Net that indicates that M$ and Cisco managed to lawyerize the tax code enough to skip paying taxes.

Okay, why is it okay for the average Joe American to bust his a$$, and get 50% taxed for it, and M$ just slams their *ahem* *STUFF* down our throats (at ridiculously high prices, BTW) and skip with the profits TAX FRIGGIN FREE?!? Okay, I have to ask, where is the justice in that???

A.T. Hun comments: Well, actually this isn't too terribly surprising. I'm sure there are many companies that pay no corporate taxes. The tax laws are designed to avoid this happening, but people who are clever enough can work around it. I'm sure that Bill and the boys paid at least some personal income tax.

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