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Friday, November 7, 2003

UT2K3 Troopers Demo #2

The UT2K3 Troopers team has released demo #2 of their forthcoming Star Wars-themed mod for Unreal Tournament 2003. Unfortunately, the only official mirror is LucasFiles which can be painfully slow. Now that it's been available for a couple of days, I was actually able to download it tonight and install it in Linux. I'll toy with it a bit and report back if it is any better than the first release.

Tungsten T3 Patch

Palm has released a patch for the Tungsten T3 PDA that fixes a problem with slowdowns and with frying SD cards. You'll need to clear out 20M on the PDA and do a full backup before applying the patch. Reports are that the patch actually works and that some SD cards that previously didn't work work once again after a format. If you have a T3, snag this bad-boy ASAP.

Just a note: if you are using a Palm PDA (and presumably others), avoid SanDisk SD cards. They are much slower and much flakier. Panasonic cards cost a bit more but are a lot faster and more reliable. No affiliation, but I am a happy Panasonic 256M SD card owner.

IBM to SCO: Show the Code or Drop Dead

Groklaw got their hands on IBM's recent response to SCO, basically saying show us the offending code or the lawsuit should be dismissed. Here's a choice bit:

Put bluntly, SCO's public relations efforts are at odds with its conduct in this litigation. SCO has made repeated, public accusations of IBM's supposed misconduct, while refusing to disclose its alleged evidence to IBM. Either SCO has evidence to support its accusations or it does not. If it does, IBM is entitled to see it now; if it does not, IBM will be entitled to dismissal of this case. In any event, it is time for SCO to respond properly (although belatedly) to IBM's discovery requests.

May be a good time to short SCO's stock. Thanks Slashdot.

Thursday, November 6, 2003

Star Wars Original Trilogy DVD: September 2004

Ain't It Cool got word that the original Star Wars trilogy will be released on DVD in September of 2004. W00t! My VHS tapes are beginning to show their age, especially now that my kids like watching the movies. Just a warning: that page also contains some minor spoilers for Episode III. Thanks Slashdot.

New Linux.Ars

Ars Technica updated their Linux.Ars page with all kinds of penguin-related goodies. They take a look at Fedora (the new Red Hat for normal folks) and the BSDs as well as various process management tools. Good stuff as always.

Attempt to Back Door Linux

Someone apparently attempted to put a back door on the Linux kernel. The hacked change was made to the CVS version, not Linus' BitKeeper version. The problem was detected within 24 hours and fixed before it ever entered the real world. While it is troubling to note that someone pulled this, it is comforting to note that the mechanisms to prevent this sort of thing worked. Thanks Linux Today.

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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