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Friday, August 31, 2001

New Hun-Speak

Well, I've finally made the plunge. I'm now using Linux as my primary operating system. In all honesty, I couldn't be happier. Want to know why I would do such a crazy thing? Then read my latest Hun-Speak column: What Do You Think You're Doing? Maybe you might just decide to do the same thing.

A Story of Enterprise Linux

AnandTech has an article of how one medium-sized business used Linux to help out the bottom line. It also didn't hurt that it allowed them to avoid Microsoft's draconian licensing schemes. That's A Good Thing. You too can save money and keep your investors happy.

J.t.Qbe comments: This is a very good article, and is a must-read if you're in charge of any company's IT infrastructure. Or if you're merely interested in some real-world benefits of Linux.

Thursday, August 30, 2001

WinXP: Should You Worry?

The Firing Squad has a rather surprising article on Windows XP and why you should be concerned about it. I'm rather surprised to see something like this on a website like FS. If you are considering (or have no choice) getting WinXP on your next computer, think through that decision carefully . . .

J.t.Qbe comments: Very interesting article--went a little overboard at the end, or did it? The question is, how many of those who are wailing about XP are really going to say 'no'? In a year or two, you won't be able to buy a prebuilt PC without XP. You won't be able to play any of the new flashy games without XP. Most people will cave in and sell their souls for a little eye candy.

Classic CTF Screenies

The Classic CTF team released 16 screenshots of maps that will be included in their joint Quake III Arena mod with the Threewave folks. I'm really looking forward to this. It's supposed to be out "soon". Thanks Evil Avatar.

Allchin on Windows XP

ZDNet has an interview with Microsoft's Jim Allchin on Windows XP. I read this one on my PDA in the middle of the night last night during a nasty allergy attack. I don't know which made me feel worse, the allergies or how Allchin avoided answering the interviewer's most pointed questions.

M$: No More Buffer Overflows

According to Security Watch, Microsoft is claiming that they have eliminated all buffer overflows in Windows XP. Why don't they just go out and dare all the crackers out there? Anybody out there believe them on this? I didn't think so.

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