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Saturday, November 23, 2002

Pondering the Imponderable

I managed to finish the single-player portion of Return to Castle Wolfenstein the other day. Contrary to many complaints I read, I did not find the game to be too short. I thought the levels and storyline were interested. I'll probably play through it again. It runs great on Linux. If you haven't picked it up for whatever reason, snag it next time it's on sale. I'll have to get some multiplayer in when I get a chance too.

NFL Week #12

Well, the Ohio State Satan Worshipers have an opportunity to win the national title by beating my Michigan Wolverines. Suffice it to say, I was not in the best of moods this afternoon. To add insult to injury (literally), half of my fantasy team has injuries of varying degrees. And I just happen to be playing one of the better teams in our league this weekend. Oh well.

Here are my picks for this weekend's slate of NFL games: Bills, Bears, Rams, Dolphins, Falcons, Jaguars, Steelers, Patriots, Saints, Tuxedos (er, Titans), Raiders, Chiefs, Giants, Bucs, Broncos, 49ers. Here are the still-pregnant Eeyore's picks: Falcons, Steelers, Bears, Patriots, Redskins, Bills, Saints, Cowboys, Dolphins, Ravens, Chiefs, Raiders, Packers, Giants, Broncos, 49ers.

Friday, November 22, 2002

Newbie Mandrake 9.0 Review

TweakHound posted a review of Mandrake 9.0. The unique part of this review is that the reviewer is very familiar with Windows XP, but a total newbie to Linux. I think that the comments he makes are dead-on, especially the trouble configuring Samba (which is a big nightmare). If you are familiar with Windows and are considering taking the Linux plunge, check this out. Thanks Linux Today.

J.t.Qbe comments: Interesting. . . A few minutes ago I finished up Soldier of Fortune on my Mandrake 9 box. Normally I'm a Slackware fan, but I picked Mandrake 9 because I wanted an "install and go" system for Linux games. I had to install some drivers for my video card (a GeForce 2), but otherwise Mandrake 9 lived up to my expectations: I installed it and it was ready for games. It was also rock-stable while playing the game--as it is for everything else I throw at it.

The reviewer is right: if you're a newbie and want a system to install and start using right away, Mandrake is the way to go. On the other hand, if you want to learn Unix from the ground up go with Slackware or BSD.

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