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Friday, November 23, 2001

Crossover Plugin

I finally broke down and shelled out the cash for the Crossover plugin from Codeweavers. This handy bit of code allows you to run QuickTime movies, among other things, in Linux using WINE. The clincher for me was that it allows you to run Microsoft's DOC viewer, since some demented people insist on sending me things in that God-forsaken format. Actually I have to use that viewer when I'm in Windows too since I don't own (and refuse to buy) Office.

All in all Crossover is a good deal for $19.95. Plus it helps support Codeweavers' WINE development so you get that warm and squishie feeling inside.

Post-Thanksgiving Ponderings

For the first time in several years I am home on the day after Thanksgiving and not fighting the maddening crowds at Best Buy. The good news is that there is college football on today as well as Junkyard Wars all day on TLC. The bad news is that I have about a day and a half of work to get done. That and the leftover turkey in the fridge keeps on calling . . . calling . . . calling . . .

Thursday, November 22, 2001

Red Hat's MS Solution

Red Hat has proposed a new settlement on the Microsoft case. Instead of MS providing hardware and software, they would just provide more hardware. Red Hat would provide the software along with unlimited support through their Red Hat Network. Even though I know it would never fly, it is a great idea and would be a sweet way to really punish MS. Thanks Slashdot.

Which Quake Monster Are You?

OK, a little bit of holiday frivolity here. Take a poll and find out which Quake monster you are! I turned out to be Chthon. Tall and violent. Sweeeet. Thanks Blue.

The Master comments: Heh-I got the same thing. That's scary :-)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States. Despite our recent troubles, it is obvious that we have a lot to be thankful for. I would be REALLY thankful if the Lions could win today. From all of us at The Haus: Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy near-lethal quantities of turkey!

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