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Friday, August 8, 2003

CrossOver Plugin 2.0.2 Released

Codeweavers has released CrossOver Plugin 2.0.2. A bunch of things have been fixed. I extended support on the plugin so I could try out the new version. The installer is nicer, but seems to be just as prone to a bit of wonkiness. Having said that, I got the plugin, QuickTime, and Windows Media Player 6.4 installed with a minimum of fuss. Best of all, now I can listen in to ESPN Radio simply by clicking on the links instead of having to copy the URLs for the shows from the code and paste them into WMP.

Devine Leaves id

Blue got word via Gamasutra that Graeme Devine has left id to join Ensemble Studios. I would expect that we will see a .plan update with more information on this soon.

Nintendo Ceases GameCube Production

Nintendo has announced that it will cease production of its GameCube gaming console. While I am surprised to see them throwing up the white flag, I haven't seen many titles that would make owning one worthwhile. Having said that, if you can find some games you like, I'm sure you'll be able to get a screaming deal on one of these bad-boys soon. Thanks Slashdot.

Thursday, August 7, 2003

IBM Strikes Back

That thud you heard was the other shoe officially dropping. IBM has filed a countersuit against SCO. They claim that a) SCO can't claim ownership when they released the code under the GPL, b) that SCO interfered with IBM's business by attacking AIX, and c) that SCO is in violation of four IBM patents. While I am least thrilled about the last charge, it is the one that is most likely to cause some action. Here's a snip from that article:

The patent claims will be expensive to handle, said Brian Ferguson, an attorney with McDermott, Will & Emery. "That's a real smart move by IBM," he said. "I think that alone could cause some kind of early settlement negotiations that are going to really swing the pendulum around in IBM's favor--or at least to a situation of equipoise."

SCO is either going to have to settle or potentially run themselves into the ground fighting the suit. Dare I say, "Haha!" In a related story, has an interview with Red Hat's Matthew Szulik about their recent suit against SCO. Thanks Slashdot.

UT2K4 Preview

Gamespy whipped up a preview of Unreal Tournament 2004 after seeing it at CPL. They also have an interview on the subject with Epic's Cliff "CliffyB" Bleszinski. The more I hear, the more I'm looking forward to this game. Of course, the more I hear, the more I think I'm in for a new video card somewhere along the line . . . Thanks Blue's News.

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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