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Saturday, May 11, 2002

Pondering the Imponderable

My beloved Red Wings put the St. Louis Blues out of their misery today by a score of 4-0, winning the series 4-1. Now it's time for a well-earned break before facing the winner of the San Jose-Colorado series in the Western Conference Finals.

RH 7.3 install-it's fun

Just finished up a Red Hat 7.3 install on my personal PC. Let me tell ya, Windows 2000 does NOT like Linux. It kept seeing my linux partition (a whole seperate secondary HD-I don't like that dual partition thang) as C:, and every attempt to access the disks would freeze the system as the filesystem drivers attempted to talk to "C:", which didn't really exist. I finally fired up the logical disk manager and deleted the C: mapping for the linux boot partition, but once I closed the LDM the system did an immediate crash and restart on a bugtrap. Real robust software there, M$. To say the least this has been a harrowing afternoon. I'm sure my experiments tonight will be just as much fun . . .

Update! 9:20 PM: Hello, from Red Hat 7.3! While it appears that I've broken LICQ, and Java support appears kinda broken in Mozilla 0.99, overall I'm quite impressed! This is so much better than Red Hat 6.1 it's unreal.

Friday, May 10, 2002

Mozilla 1.0 RC2 Released

The Mozilla team has released version 1.0 Release Candidate 2 of their popular open-source, cross-platform, web-browsing suite. That's a lot of hyphens! The releases page should have download links soon. In the meantime you can get the builds directly from their FTP server. While you are waiting, you can check out the release notes here. Most notably, RC2 contains a fix for the "reading local files" exploit found by GreyMagic software.

Mozilla to Release 1.0 RC2

The Mozilla team has announced that, due to the feedback received from release candidate 1, they are going to issue a release candidate 2 instead of jumping right to 1.0. That possibility has been on their roadmap from the beginning. I would assume that we will see RC2 builds soon. The roadmap marks today as the ideal release date.

Jedi Knight II Demo Released

LucasArts has released the demo of Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, developed by Raven. The official site (linked above) is getting hammered right now, but has a list of mirrors. The demo weighs in a 66.5M and contains a level not included with the retail game but was seen at E3 last year.

Because I'm a LucasArts Insider (don't be too impressed, you just have to sign up for it) I had the opportunity to download the demo last night. It's shorter than the retail levels, but it gives you a good taste of how the game will go. If you are having problems dealing with all the stormtrooper fire at the beginning of the level, remember that the lightsaber will help you out tremendously with that. The last part of the level pits you against a Reborn. The one in the demo seemed much harder to kill then the ones in the game itself. It's well worth the download, even if you already have the game.

UPDATE! Blue lists some additional mirror sites as well.

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