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Monday, January 27, 2003

Is Windows Ready for the Desktop?

As Microsoft Windows finds greater and greater acceptance in the computing world, maybe it's time to ask the question: is Windows ready for the big time? This writer thinks so. Note to the humor-impaired: this is satire, a form of humor. Thanks for the laughs, OSNews.

A.T. Hun comments: Huh! There's something funny on OSNews beside Eugenia's distro reviews. Whodathunkit?

No Unreal II Demo

Unreality found a post on the Infogrames forums indicating that there will not be a demo released for Unreal II. Here's a snip:

As much as we'd like to create a 'true' demo, it's simply not possible. Legend have moved on to other projects and the production of a demo - even from already existing levels would require time and effort that we just don't have. It would then have to go through QA - another organization that is working on other projects and cannot dedicate time to a UII demo. It's all about the allocation of 'assets'.

I'm sure the Unreal fans would like to "allocate some assets" over this. No word on when the original Unreal demo will be out either. Thanks Blue's News.

GeForce FX 5800 Ultra Reviews

Boy, you'd think an NDA expired today or something :) The first reviews of NVIDIA's long-awaited GeForce FX have hit the 'Net. You can get reviews from all the usual suspects. My favorite sites for these kind of things are HardOCP and AnandTech. Basically the card is faster than the GeForce 4 and even the Radeon 9700 in certain tests. Looks like NVIDIA will have to do some major driver tweaking to make this worth the cash. Of course, now that they've made the difficult transition to .13u, future chips should come more quickly.

Sunday, January 26, 2003

Super Bowl

Well, the Bucs have won the Super Bowl. I predicted they would, and pulled for them. Maybe since they finally won, there's actually hope for the Lions! Nah . . .

icculus on the New Ports

Ryan "icculus" Gordon made a news post about the various new clients he showed off at the Linux World Expo. Here's a snip:

As soon as the SS:SE beta is posted, I'll install it and let you know how it works.

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