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Thursday, June 26, 2003

Win2KSP4 released

The long-awaited Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 has finally been released. There are a ton of fixes in this thing. I just hope my "no, you can't delete that directory in Explorer" bug finally goes away . . .

The Master comments: Nope, it's still there. When I find the app that insists on locking directories as soon as Explorer touches them, I am going to shoot it.

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Surprise! G5 Not Faster

When I was wandering around the Mall of America the other day, I walked by the Apple store they have and saw that they were showing a broadcast of the debut of the Mac G5. I rolled my eyes (carefully, lest someone decide to do something cruel to me with an iPod) when the presenter (whom I assume was Steve Jobs, but I couldn't tell for sure) started mentioning speed benefits over comparable Intel setups. This site shows that my eye rolling was well-founded. Not only aren't the G5s faster, they are more expensive. Surprise, suprise.

I really have no idea why Jobs and co. insist on going back to the speed issue time and time again. PowerPC chips have not been able to compete with the fastest offerings from Intel or AMD. The hardware will cost more than a PC. There are advantages that they could really emphasize: ease of use, the solid BSD foundations of OSX, etc., but they keep trying to fight a battle they can't win. Oh well.

Ren and Stimpy Tonight!

Everybody's favorite cat and asthma-hound Chihuahua come back to T.V. tonight at 9:00 Central on the new TNN! That's right! It's Ren and Stimpy time! Check out their page on TNN's site. I can hardly contain myself!

UPDATE! OK, I'm an idiot. It's actually tomorrow night. You lose track of what day it is when you are on vacation.

Pondering the Imponderable

I forgot to mention this the other day. As we were driving to the Twin Cities, we stopped at this gas station in Nowhere, Wisconsin. As I purchased some weak coffee, I noticed that on their magazine rack, along with the magazines you might expect to find, was a copy of Linux Journal. I almost bought it on general principle. Maybe the revolution is moving at greater speed than I anticipated!

J.t.Qbe comments: Back when I lived in Nowhere, Minnesota, I once stopped at its sister city Nowhere, Wisconsin on the way to your house. I'm surprised that they know what computers are there.

Mozilla 1.4 RC3 Released

The Mozilla team has issued yet another release candidate for Mozilla 1.4. You can download builds for various platforms and read the release notes. I expect that Mozilla 1.4 final will follow relatively soon.

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