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Monday, July 2, 2001

Anachronox Patch 1.01

ION Storm's Joey Liaw updated his .plan with word that the first patch for Anachronox has been released. He also goes into some details on their attempts to fix the Win2K crashes.

Here are some mirrors for the 4.1M patch: Eidos, FilePlanet, Blue's News. Now please give me the demo :)

Return to Wolfie Interview

Gamespot caught up with id's Kevin Cloud and pried for all the information they could get on Return to Castle Wolfenstein. I'm really interested in this game. I hope the flamethrower is as cool as it appears in the screenshots. Thanks Blue.

M$ Wages War

There's a fascinating article up on Business 2.0 titled Microsoft Wages War on Open Source. Give it a read.

I think most of the folks who've been watching this silly Open Source retoric from M$ realizes the simple truth-M$ is afraid that Open Source will create some software they must have, and because of the open source licenses, they will not be able to co-opt it into their systems and charge up the ying-yang for it.

That's just too bad Microsoft. I feel real bad for you and your massive revenue stream. Blech.

Sunday, July 1, 2001

Just Say "No" to MS

In today's world, it may be impossible to rid yourself of Microsoft software completely. However, Dan Gillmor's latest column, A revolutionary pursuit: freedom from Microsoft urges us at least to consider Microsoft's agenda and where/whether we want to fit in. Microsoft asks you, "Where do you want to go today?" Do you want to go where it's going to tell you to go tomorrow?

A.T. Hun comments: I'm thisclose to being able to dump Windows. More details to follow . . .

Unrelated rant: the other day the breakup judgment against Microsoft was overturned, and the media did its best to sound like the entire monopoly judgment was reversed--which it wasn't. Microsoft is still guilty of being a monopoly and using its monopoly power illegally to stifle competition.

That didn't prevent an idiot in a man-on-the-street interview from claiming that "Microsoft has the best products, and that's why everyone buys them." Uh, hello? Monopoly. . . illegal use. . . stifling competition. . . aw, forget it. Some people will never get it.

VMS for Itanium?

This week's announcement that Compaq is abandoning the Alpha platform brought some other interesting news: Compaq will also be porting VMS to the Itanium. The newsgroups have been buzzing about this one (check out comp.os.vms); many are pessimistic. I think it'd be pretty cool if it happens, but will the challenge be too much? Both the VAX and Alpha platforms were designed with VMS in mind. The Itani(um|c) wasn't. Will it swim or sink?

Slackware 8.0 Released

Get it while it's hot! Rats, I just installed and configured Mandrake on my home machine. Might have to get rid of it--I've been a Slackware fan since '96. Check it out at

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