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Thursday, January 23, 2003

Crossover Plugin 1.2.0 Released

Codeweavers has released version 1.2.0 of their Crossover Plugin, which allows Linux users to use Windows browser plugins. Here's a list of the changes and fixes. I've been a very happy Crossover Plugin user for some time now. I mainly use it to view the occasional Quicktime movie and to listen to the NHL Windows Media broadcasts.

MOH:AA Port Revealed

Those crazy folks at revealed a Linux port of Medal of Honor: Allied Assault at the Linux World Expo today. Yes, icculus is still my hero. My only question is, when does he sleep? Thanks Linux Games.

Jedi Outcast Sequel?

HomeLanFed listened to the Activision investors' conference call. Apparently they let it slip that a sequel to Jedi Outcast will be coming out in fiscal year 2004 (April 2003-March 2004). This would be way too cool if it were true. There's been no official confirmation from LucasArts or Raven yet, though. Thanks Shacknews.

Of course, this game could end up with the longest name in the history of the world. Dark Forces IV, Jedi Knight III, Jedi Outcast II *whew*! UPDATE! Great minds think alike. I just checked Blue's site and he was wondering the same thing. :)

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Rosen to Step Down

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced that Chairman and CEO Hilary Rosen will step down at the end of this year. I don't think that the music lovers in America will be shedding too many tears. Hopefully, the RIAA will take a far less hardline stance now. Fat chance.

SS:SE Port Unveiled

The good people at dropped a major bomb at the Linux World Expo, showing off Serious Sam: Second Encounter running under Linux. Too sweet! And I just happen to have a copy of SS:SE on my shelf. How convenient! Thanks Linux Games.

On a related note, Ryan "icculus" Gordon is my personal hero.

Bitstream Open-Sources Fonts

The GNOME Foundation issued this press release in which they announce an agreement with Bitstream to open-source ten of their fonts. This is a pretty significant announcement since there are precious few high-quality, open-source fonts available. They are even giving permission for the fonts to be altered, as long as they are given a different name. Thanks Slashdot.

Alpha and VMS: We're Not Dead Yet

Rumors of the death of the Alpha have been greatly exaggerated: HP has announced its new line of Alpha servers and plans to keep supporting the Alpha till 2011.

Also very interesting is the confirmation that OpenVMS is being ported to the Itanium (who comes up with these names? I'll bet it's marketroids). Windows schmindows.

You know, maybe it's time to fire up the VAX, load up the COBOL compiler and start training for the future.

The Master comments: I'm sorry, but you would have to pay me a ton of cash to work in COBOL again. Literally.

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