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Sunday, October 6, 2002

NFL Week #5 So Far

Well, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Had the Browns completed their amazing comeback attempt, my picks would have been even better. With one game left, I am 10-3. Eeyore is 7-6.

Pondering the Imponderable

I must be a glutton for punishment. I decided to install Red Hat 8.0 over my current installation. I like Bluecurve well enough, as far as interfaces goes. Too bad it can't hide GTK's complete ugliness from me. I don't much care for the new menu system. It really doesn't seem to help anything. I'll give a more thorough run-down as soon as I get some functioning brain cells.

Saturday, October 5, 2002

NFL Week #5 Picks

Now that my insane week is slowing down to mere idiocy, I can break out the sports section and give you my prognostication for this week's games in the National . . . Football . . . League. Here 'tis: Giants, Raiders, Bucs, Panthers, Redskins, Colts, Dolphins, Saints, Chiefs, Broncos, Eagles, 49ers, Browns, Packers. There are some really close matchups this week. It could be a blood-letting.

The Master comments: Eeyore's picks: Falcons, Raiders, Panthers, Giants, Colts, Dolphins, Steelers, Redskins, Chargers, Chiefs, Eagles, 49ers, Browns, Packers.

Lindows 2.0 Reviewed

ExtremeTech reviewed Lindows 2.0 and gave it some pretty high marks. I'm glad to see that they seem to have gotten their "Click-n-Run" problems solved. However, the author pretty much dismissed Lindows' ability to run Windows apps. Here's a snip:

Lindows got a lot of press in its early days because it was supposed to run lots of Windows programs. We don't think this is a big deal. If you want to run Windows apps then just run Windows. That said, we can understand how some folks would want to run certain Windows apps that can't be found in Linux.

Just for the heck of it, we stuck the Office 2000 CD in our Lindows box. No luck. We couldn't install it even though Wine was already on the system. The good news though is that Lindows comes with built-in PowerPoint, Excel and Word viewers. So you'll at least be able to view Microsoft Office files.

The ability to run Windows apps was the big claim to fame of Lindows. If it barfs on Office (which is the one app everyone is going to want to run), what do you have left? Basically Debian for newbies. Whether that is a good thing or not is subject to debate. I stick by my original comments on Lindows.

UPDATE! Lindows seems to be majorly backing-off its claims of Windows compatibility. Check out this FAQ item for the details.

NWN Linux Client Update

Bioware updated their Neverwinter Nights Linux client page with new information on the status of the client. Here's the word:

The remaining known sound bugs (non-streaming sounds) have been fixed and they appear to be playing properly in-game now. We're currently looking at getting the streaming sound support in and we do have some basic streaming sound code working in a simple little test app. We'll be trying to integrate this code into the existing game sound code.

Thanks Linux Games.

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