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Wednesday, April 16, 2003


Straight from the "fool and his money" department: IGN, apparently still thinking it's the 90s, have purchased Voodoo Extreme. No word on the amounts, which are speculated to be in the tens of dollars :) Now I have absolutely nothing against VE, but I have trouble seeing what IGN would see in buying them unless it was for a song.

Compile Your Own Mozilla!

I've been having some random problems with xft-enabled version of Mozilla that came with Mandrake 9.1. Things just seemed to get weirder. So, following the directions on this site I download the source for Mozilla 1.4 alpha and compiled it on my own. It took a while (around 45 minutes on my Athlon XP 1800+), but the results were definitely worth it. 99% of my problems have disappeared. If this fixes the "random crashing when navigating" problem, we've got ourselves a winner. Try it! It's not that hard--even I can do it!

Wired on DOOM

Wired posted a three-page article on the new DOOM, hopefully coming this Fall from id software. Included are some screenshots that I don't think I've seen before. This will probably be the first game to make my box officially choke.

The Master comments: Just finished the article. Good read, highly recommended.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Crossover Plugin 1.2.1 Released

Codeweavers has released the 1.2.1 version of their Crossover Plugin for Linux. Current Crossover customers can download it from their online store. This version mainly supplies workarounds for problems introduced with glibc 2.3 that is a part of Red Hat 9 and Mandrake 9.1. This hopefully will fix the problems I've been having until the 2.0 version comes out. Note: this will not fix the problems with glibc 2.3.2 that comes with Debian unstable (aka sid) and Gentoo.

For more information on the Crossover Plugin and what it offers to Linux users, check out the official Crossover site. I bought it and I like it a lot. Two big thumbs up from me. I mainly use it to watch Quicktime movies and play streaming Windows Media (ESPN and insist on using it).

One for You, Nineteen for Me

For all of you citizens of the U.S. of A., today is tax day! You have until midnight tonight to get your 1040 filled out or file for an extension. I got mine in about six weeks ago. I've already gotten a letter back from the I.R.S. telling me that for the fourth time in five years they've messed up my taxes. Hooray for me!

More Fun with the Info Minister

The site I linked to a couple of days ago ( had to be shut down because it was receiving 4000 hits per second. As a result, they couldn't afford to keep it running. However, that has not stopped the speculation about Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf.'s Jim Caple wonders what career move al-Sahaf might try next. How about New York Yankees broadcaster. It could happen.

Knetmon 0.9 Released

One thing that I love about Linux is all the cool little utilities that you can get to monitor just about everything. Thanks to Linux Today I recently discovered the KNetmon applet for KDE that allows you to monitor your network traffic. It's small and very cool. It comes just at the right time since the developers of KNetLoad seem to have fallen off the face of the planet. Check it out! RPMs are available for various versions of Red Hat, Mandrake, and SuSE. Of course, you can also snag the source and roll your own.

Enemy Territory Coming to Linux

Linux Games posted a blurb indicating that Enemy Territory, the upcoming free multiplayer expansion for Return to Castle Wolfenstein, is in private testing for Linux! I was hoping to hear some official word about this. I haven't gotten my RtCW fix in a while.

Shacknews is also reporting that a single-level test version of Enemy Territory will be released next week. Free stuff == good.

Past Two Days' News

Recent Headlines

January 5, 2015: It Returns!
August 10, 2007: SCO SUCKS IT DOWN!
July 5, 2007: Slackware 12.0 Released
May 20, 2007: PhpBB 3.0 RC 1 Released
February 2, 2007: DOOM3 1.31 Patch

January 27, 2007: Join the World Community Grid
January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
December 30, 2006: Darkness over Daggerford 1.2
December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
December 9, 2006: WRT54G 1.01.1 Firmware OK with Linux/Mac

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