The Haus

Wednesday, April 11, 2001

Pondering the Imponderable

The Stanley Cup playoffs have begun! Let's go Red Wings! My beloved Wings dispatched of the L.A. Kings 5-3 at the Joe tonight. I expect the Wings will take the series in five. Hopefully the Captain's (Steve Yzerman) leg injury is not too severe. They can beat the likes of the Kings without him, but they will definitely need him if they plan on advancing very far.

Tribes 2 and SMAC For Linux Shipping

Linux Games got word that the Loki's Linux version of Tribes 2 and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Planetary Pack will be shipping next week. Looks like Loki has awakened and are actually releasing games again. Always a Good Thing.

J.t.Qbe comments: Loki puts out some good stuff. I've been playing the Linux version of Heroes of Might and Magic III and it's been a lot of fun, a quality piece of work. The fact that it was only $15 at Half Price Books made it even nicer.

A.T. Hun comments: Ditto my copy of Soldier of Fortune. A good (albeit violent) time is had by all! I've also used their Unreal Tournament binaries with great success.

M$: XP Will Be Secure. Really.

CNet News quotes Microsoft's Steve Lipner and Dave Thompson on the companies efforts to make Windows XP secure. The cynic in me doubts M$'s ability to secure an OS without making it unbearably unusable for end-users. However, I must admit that this is the first time I've seen Microsoft make security a big deal for a personal OS--a welcome change.

BTW, does anyone besides me find it interesting how M$ themselves are bashing Win9x/ME in an effort to sell people on Win2K/XP? A quote from this article:
Retiring the old Windows code--upon which Windows 95, 98 and Me are based--is the first step toward securing the PC. Or, as Lipner put it, "(Windows XP) is based on the Windows NT code base--it's a real operating system."
I guess "real" is a relative term.

J.t.Qbe comments: In the Microsoft world, so is the term "innovation"

Handspring Extends PalmOS License

VisorCentral is reporting that Handspring has extended its PalmOS License through 2009. This should clarify the direction that Handspring is taking with their Visor line of PDAs for at least the foreseeable future.

Tuesday, April 10, 2001

Indrema RIP

According to this Video Business article, Indrema, the Linux-based console gaming system, is no more. I'm not really surprised at this since you need to be able to bleed cash for a LONG time before you would ever see a return with a console. 'Twas a potentially neat idea, but that's what happens to neat ideas sans adequate funding. Thanks Slashdot.

Hollenshead on Doom and Keen for GBA

Stomped interviewed id CEO Todd Hollenshead about the forthcoming versions of Doom and Commander Keen for the Game Boy Advance. Does the thought of four-player Doom on the GBA make me want to get it? Oh yes, it does!

Past Two Days' News

Recent Headlines

January 5, 2015: It Returns!
August 10, 2007: SCO SUCKS IT DOWN!
July 5, 2007: Slackware 12.0 Released
May 20, 2007: PhpBB 3.0 RC 1 Released
February 2, 2007: DOOM3 1.31 Patch

January 27, 2007: Join the World Community Grid
January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
December 30, 2006: Darkness over Daggerford 1.2
December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
December 9, 2006: WRT54G 1.01.1 Firmware OK with Linux/Mac

All original information on this website is copyright © TheHaus.Net, 1999-2005. The use of original images, text, and/or code from this website without expressed written consent is prohibited. The authors of this site cannot be held responsible for any damage, real or imagined, which comes from the use of information presented on this site. All trademarks used are the properties of their respective owners. This site is not to be used as a floatation device (but if you try, I want a video tape of it).