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Thursday, February 28, 2002

Crossover 1.1.0 Update

I nuked my system-wide Crossover install and reinstalled it as a regular user. It works very nice--especially with my Athlon XP 1800+ :). I even got Windows Media Player 6.4 working in Netscape so I can listen to Red Wings games without having to reboot! I wish the NHL wouldn't have made that deal with the devil to switch everything over to Windows formats, but there you go.

Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Crossover 1.1.0 Released

Codeweavers has released version 1.1.0 of their Crossover plugin for Linux. Crossover allows Linux users to run things like Quicktime movies. This update contains numerous additions and fixes. The biggest two are the inclusion of Windows Media Player 6.4 support and multiuser support.

Naturally, I'd prefer if there were native support for these things, but since it will be a cold day in Hades when Apple will port Quicktime or M$ will port Windows media player, Crossover provides a good alternative. I bought it a few months back and haven't regretted it. Plus the money they charge ($19.95 until March 4) goes to support the development of WINE. Now if I can just get that multiuser support to work . . .

Not Quite Secret Service

Oops! When some Secret Service agents were shopping for souvenirs, they left detailed plans for Vice-President Dick Cheney's visit to the Olympics behind. Included were plans for sweeping the stadium before his arrival, exactly where Cheney and his family would be sitting, and exactly where the Secret Service would be positioned. Somebody's head better roll over this. Thanks ESPN.

Sun to Charge for StarOffice

I saw this a couple of days ago and forgot to mention it. It is rumored that Sun will start charging for StarOffice 6.0 for Linux and Windows but not for Solaris. I think this is a silly move for Sun. Linux users will just move to OpenOffice, the open-source version of StarOffice. Thanks Ars Technica.

Intel to Drop RAMBUS

EBNews is reporting that Intel will be dropping RAMBUS for all new CPU products. Apparently the i850 and i860 are the last chipsets that will support the technology. It seems like a strange move now since the P4 clearly can use the memory bandwidth and RAMBUS prices have dropped to almost the same level as DDR. Of course, I'm not shedding any tears for RAMBUS. The phrase "good riddence to bad rubbish" comes to mind. Thanks Slashdot via Anandtech.

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