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Thursday, December 12, 2002

FIC's Tablet PC

AnandTech got their hands on a prototype Tablet PC from FIC and ran it through its paces. There is a definite cool factor (in a geek sort of way), but I'm not sure I'd ever have a use for one of these. After my accident with my right hand, it's much easier for me to type than write. I wonder how long it will be before someone gets Linux running on these things :) Thanks Slashdot.

Vivendi Raided

Straight from the "turnabout is fair play" file, French authorities have raided the headquarters of Vivendi Intl. This is a result of an investigation into the ever popular "accounting irregularities" that are all the rage amongst big businesses these days. Obviously piracy isn't the biggest problem affecting media giants these day. Ahhh, Schadenfreude. Thanks Blue's News.

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

NWN Witch's Wake Module

Bioware has released the first in a series of free official modules for Neverwinter Nights. This series is called Witch's Wake (formerly Witchwork). It is available through the auto-updater. There's even a DM's Guide and Player's Manual available, since this series changes some of the rules rather dramatically.

New NVIDIA Linux Drivers

NVIDIA has released new drivers for various systems running Linux. There is 1.0-4191 for 32bit Athlon/Pentium, 1.0-4050 for the Itanium, and 1.0-4180 for the Athlon 64. These drivers feature OpenGL 1.4, GLX 1.3, and CineFX support. I installed these using the tarballs and added gcc options for the Athlon XP as well as editing os-registry.c to add side band addressing. They give a nice speedup in UT2K3 over the previous drivers. Some have reported 2D slowdowns, but I certainly haven't noticed anything.

Bjorn3D also posted an article on NVIDIA's Linux support. With today's releases, the NVIDIA drivers share 95% of their code with their Windows counterparts. Future releases and development for Windows and Linux will occur together. I for one applaud NVIDIA for their dedication to Linux gamers.

Cube: An Open-Source FPS

LinuxWorld posted an article about Cube, an open-source first-person shooter. I downloaded it from the official site and tried it out. Don't expect Quake III or UT2K3 graphics. I'd say it falls somewhere between Quake I and II. Still it's fun, there are a lot of maps available for it, and it's open source with a Zlib license. Thanks Linux Today.

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