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Thursday, July 5, 2001

WSJ on Windows XP

If you've been living in a cave, you may not have heard any of our rants about Windows XP. You may think that XP is going to be the greatest thing since QuickBASIC. Check out this here article from the Wall Street Journal which describes in detail the problems you'll see from Windows XP's new registration process. Lots of fun!

A.T. Hun comments: This article is nothing new to most computerphiles, but it is interesting to see even a mainstream publication like WSJ saying that XP activation stinks to high heaven. Maybe this will force M$ to change their ways (highly unlikely) or give casual users (read: non-geeks) the motivation to look elsewhere for an OS. I know I am.

Mission Accomplished

Well, my Linux-only day went as well as I expected. My only thoughts of rebooting came when I felt like playing Half-Life: Opposing Force for a bit. While my Linux uptime just passed one day, I've actually been running it for closer to 41 hours. I had to power-down the night before last due to a thunderstorm. Unfortunately today I'm going to need to reboot since I need to print some things out that I haven't figured out how to do in Linux yet. Soon . . .

Wednesday, July 4, 2001

A Little Overindulgence

In case your Fourth of July cookout didn't involve you overeating to the point of death, here's a little story that will push you over the edge. I apologize in advance.

The Master comments: Yyyyyuuuummmmy. Thank you SO much A.T. I think I'll go have a snack now.

Licq Review

FreeOS has posted a review of Licq, an open-source ICQ clone. For those of you who reside under rocks, ICQ is one of the Internet's most popular instant messaging programs. I've tried just about all of the Linux ICQ clones out there and I like Licq the best by far. As a matter of fact, I like it better than the original ICQ. I'm actually running it right now!

One thing the author doesn't mention is the skins available for Licq. You can make it look as much like (or as little like) ICQ as you want! The screenshots he posted gives the impression that Licq would look totally foreign to ICQ. It can, but it doesn't have to. Thanks Linux Today.

Celebrate Your Independence

Since this is Independence Day in the U.S., I decided to celebrate my own independence. I'm going to make an attempt today to do everything in Linux. This will be the first time I've spent an entire day using a non-MS OS since my Commodore days way back when. Now you might say, "So what? You have the day off!" Actually, no I don't. I'm going to be doing a lot of work at my computer today. I've a feeling everything's going to be great.

The Master comments: Heh-you never have a day off A.T :-)

J.t.Qbe comments: Nope, he never does! Enjoy your Linux-only day, A.T. Once you try it, you'll be hooked!

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