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Monday, April 1, 2002

Microsoft Targets Unix--Using Unix

This one sounds like an April Fool's joke, but as far as I can tell it's true. Microsoft recently launched an ad campaign against Unix. They're going to show you how inflexible and costly Unix is compared to Windows (ha ha). They even have their own website devoted to the campaign:

Want to know what OS the site's running? Go to and paste into the "Examine" box on the left side. The result: Microsoft's anti-Unix site is running on FreeBSD. Ummm. . . no comment necessary.

Microsoft Buys AOL

AOL has given up the fight. In a widely-criticized deal, the media giant has been sold to Microsoft for a mere $42 billion. AOL representatives cited its recent financial woes as the motivation behind the sale. This is the end, folks. Microsoft now owns Netscape, its former best competitor. It now owns AOL, which MSN could never beat. Some of the details of the deal:
Next target: Unix.

Sunday, March 31, 2002

Pondering the Imponderable

First of all, happy Easter to you and yours from the staff of The Haus! I've been eating ham like Cartman today. I'm going to have to hit the after-Easter chocolate rabbit sales. Hopefully I can schlep down to Green Bay tomorrow to pick up Jedi Knight II.

I've been futzing with Mozilla's tabbed browsing feature. Basically instead of opening new pages into new windows, a new tab appears (using a file-folder motif). It works rather slick. It's much easier to keep track of what pages you have open.

I've also been using OpenOffice 641D a bit more. I'm growing more and more impressed. It loads pretty quickly--of course I can't tell if that is an actual code improvement or if it's because of my fancy new box. It handles TrueType fonts like a champ--even with antialiasing! It can import DOCs and RTFs better than any other Linux word processor I've tried. I could see myself switching to it from WordPerfect for Linux.

JKII: Jedi Outcast Review

epiGamer posted a review of Raven's Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. Of all the reviews I've read, this one has the best English and does a good job of covering the game without giving away too much.

As J.t. noted before, Best Buy (no affiliation) has it for $39 this week. My only decision is whether to get that or the collector's edition which includes Dark Forces and the original Jedi Knight.

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