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Wednesday, January 9, 2002

How to Run a Microsoft-free Shop

From CIO magazine comes this article, a very high-level roadmap for freeing yourself from Microsoft. It's a little fluffy but still inspirational. If you're wondering whether or not you can do it--you can. For some good info on alternatives to M$, check out The Alternatives at The Microsoft Boycott Campaign. Even better is this list of alternatives. Have fun!

Sun Drops x86 Solaris

It's official: there will be no Solaris 9 for Intel. Ok, it may surprise you that there's an x86 Solaris at all, but there is--I've been using Solaris on a Pentium machine since 2.6. It gave me the chance to put Solaris on my resume, and that gets you noticed in Minneapolis. Still, this is no big surprise: there can't be much money for Sun in producing/maintaining an Intel version.

Pondering the Imponderable

Nope, we're not dead. I was just gone almost all day yesterday. J.t. and The Master must've spent the day in their underground lairs as well. It looks like I didn't miss a whole lot anyway . . .

The Master comments: Nah, there was nothing good to report. It's been a snoozer for news lately anyway. Man do I need to write another rant, I mean commentary, in my Master .plan.

J.t.Qbe comments: Hey, maybe some of us were WORKING yesterday, A.T.! You'll be happy to know that one of my New Year's resolutions is to write at least one Qbe Root during this calendar year. Unlike last year.

Monday, January 7, 2002

TeamSpeak Linux Client Poll

TeamSpeak, the makers of an in-game voice communication system, is taking a poll to determine interest in a Linux client. If you play Linux games online at all, go there and vote yes! You need to register with their forum first, but it is worth it. Thanks Linux Games.

Quake 2 r0.0.8

relnev has produced yet another update to his Quake 2 port to Linux, based on the id's recently-released source code. You can download it here. This new version fixes a bug that caused a crash when trying to change renderers from the menu. I will be writing a review of this as soon as I can. Thanks Linux Games.

Pondering the Imponderable

Well, it's mercifully over. Yesterday afternoon my Lions' season came to a close with a 15-10 victory over the Cowboys. Besides ending the season, it also closed the doors to the Pontiac Silverdome. Next year, the Lions will be back in Detroit at Ford Field. You have to give us Lions fans credit. Despite a dismal season, the team averaged 75,000 fans at the dome. That means we're: a) loyal, b) masochists, or c) both. I will be very interested to see if Matt Millen can do anything other than grimace from a luxury suite. This offseason could make or break both him and coach Marty Mornhinweg.

In other news, I ordered a cable to connect my Visor to my Motorola StarTac cellphone. I got this one over a couple of other ones because it is 18 inches long. The others I saw were just long enough to connect the two together. This way I can actually use the Visor at the same time. I've already got the Eudora Internet Suite installed and configured so I should be able to snag my mail and surf the web wherever I go, albeit at 14.4K. Expect a review once I get everything working.

Northwood P4s Unveiled

NDAs expired today on the new Northwood core Pentium 4s. They are very impressive from a number of standpoints. They run very cool for a 2Ghz processor and are quite overclockable. Yes, I just said that about a P4. Check out the preview from Kyle and the boys over at HardOCP. Despite the advantages and the new core, the newly released Athlon XP 2000+ (1.66 Ghz) is still faster than the 2.0 Ghz Northwoods at a much lower price.

I'll have to see what the prices on the Northwood P4s when I upgrade. While AMD still is better from a bang-for-buck standpoint, the Intel motherboard chipsets are far more stable. VIA spooks me in that respect.

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