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Wednesday, January 24, 2001

Linux Kernel 2.2 and 2.4

The Duke of URL offers a detailed comparison between Linux kernel 2.2 and 2.4 so you can see if you want to upgrade or not. I'm hoping that the next version of Mandrake or Red Hat will at least give you the option of using the 2.4 kernel. I know they can use the 2.3.x ones, but I don't feel the urge to jump through all the hoops to get 2.4 running. I spotted this on Slashdot.

Dreamcast Rumor Mill

The rumors are flying that Sega is preparing to dump the Dreamcast and turn to making software for the XBox and the new Gameboy. Yesterday, Sega of America seemed to deny this (although they don't come right out and say it):
Sega of America stated today that the company globally reaffirms its commitment to Dreamcast. In fact, Sega has more than 100 games worldwide coming out for the platform in the next year. It is not Sega's policy to comment on rumors and the company has not made any statement regarding ceasing manufacturing of Dreamcast or development for other videogame platforms.
Today, however, Sega of Japan indicated that they are looking in to dropping the Dreamcast.
"We must admit that stopping the production of the hardware is an option we are looking into," said Hiroyuki Mori, a Sega spokesman in Tokyo. "We need more time to make a decision, and we will announce it then."

He would not say when the announcement was expected. The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan's leading daily, reported Wednesday that Dreamcast production would end after March and that sales would continue only as long as inventory lasted.
More news to come, I'm sure. Thanks Blue's News and Stomped, respectively.

Tuesday, January 23, 2001

Virtual ISS

NASA has made the Virtual International Space Station available for download. It uses Unrealty (a modified version of the Unreal Engine) to enable you to "spacewalk" in and around the ISS. You can't get much cooler than that. Thanks Voodoo Extreme.

Reading Linux from Win32

For a while now I've been looking for a utility that would allow me to read files off my Linux drive while I am in Win98. After reading this article (thanks Linux Today), I discovered a group of utilities called LTools that will do just that. LTools works in DOS, Win9x, and WinNT. It even includes a mini web server that will let you use your browser as a GUI. Pretty slick.

One caveat: there are security implications. Anyone who can use LTools can edit any file on your Linux drive, although I'm not sure if you can change anything that is owned by root.

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More Unreal Warfare

Blue got word of a Q&A with Epic's Mark Rein about the recent updates to the Unreal engine which will power Unreal 2 and Unreal Warfare. The Unreal technology page has also been updated with a complete list of improvements in the latest version of the engine.

Today's the Day!

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