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Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Next Office: Crippleware?

According to ExtremeTech, Microsoft is considering making its next version of Office crippleware. Basically, if you don't pony up more cash after a year, Office becomes a bloated version of M$'s Word and Excel viewers. I pray this happens. Nothing could make people flock to other solutions (and maybe even away from Windows entirely?) like making Office subscription-based.

The Master comments: Yup-this would do a LOT of damage to Microsoft Office. Since Office is M$es primary revenue stream, that would be a real nice marketing driver to wake up those powers that be. I just can't see home users yacking up $350 a year to run Office. Heck, the only way home users can AFFORD office anymore is to buy it as part of a new PC. Otherwise it's at least $400 for an UPGRADE version. Last time I checked it was $1K for a full Pro install. Give me a break.

Mozilla 1.0 Branch Cut

The Mozilla Project has cut a code branch for version 1.0 of their web browsing suite! Expect 1.0 Release Candidate 1 relatively soon. The roadmap indicates that they hope to release RC1 on Monday. After that, it depends on how many bugs still need fixing before they go to RC2 or a full 1.0 release. Almost there!

JKII: Completed

I think I just broke a personal record. I very rarely play a game all the way through soon after I buy it, but I did with Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. It was a very cool game. I highly recommend it. Now for some multiplayer action. Oh yeah, I'll probably go through the single player again too :)

Tuesday, April 9, 2002

New JKII Dedicated Servers

Raven's James Monroe updated his .plan with word of new Linux and Win32 dedicated server binaries for Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. Here's the whole update in all of its ctrl-c ctrl-v glory:
I just released new dedicated JK2 servers for linux and win32.Thanks to Rick for fixing this nasty little bugger!

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