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Thursday, May 27, 2004

More Sun Schizophrenia

Sun President Jonathan Schwartz goes on the warpath, proclaiming that Red Hat is proprietary while Java is better. *insert your own joke here* Thankfully, eWeek got Eric Raymond to answer these "arguments" in his own inimitable style. Here's my favorite ESR quote:

"So, in Mr. Schwartz's universe, the fact that I may have to type, 'configure; make; install' is a bigger anti-competitive barrier than binaries I can't see inside? In other breaking news, war is peace and freedom is slavery. Mr. Schwartz has a lucrative career waiting at Orwell's 'Ministry of Truth' after Sun goes belly-up, something I'm back to thinking it will do shortly with a mind like this at the helm."

It's good to know that as SCO is going down the tubes, we still have Sun to provide us with our technology entertainment. Thanks Linux Today. FAQ Update

I updated my unofficial FAQ with information on the 3204 patch for Unreal Tournament 2004 in Linux as well as other handy links for more information. I also want to thank Linux Games for their unsolicited plug for my FAQ. Thanks, guys!

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Jailbreak for UT2Kx Released

The Jailbreak mod has been released for Unreal Tournament 2003 and 2004. Make sure you download the correct version for the game you own. Both versions are available in UMOD and ZIP formats. Jailbreak is a team-based mod where the goal is to jail and execute the members of the opposing team. You can head over to the way-back machine and read my review of a beta of the Quake III Arena version of this mod.

Update! I just played a couple of rounds of Jailbreak and I must say, to quote The Master, it is "the bomb." The two maps I played on were very cool and the bots play the game very well. The HUD gives a lot of info without being cluttered. Just all around good stuff. Try it!

CBP2, Pt 2 Delayed

The second part of the Community Bonus Pack 2 for Unreal Tournament for 2004 was supposed to be released today. The release date has been pushed back to Saturday to give them time to squash some desperate bugs.

Blasting the Brown Book

Jem Matzan took the opportunity to rip Kenneth Brown's book on Linux and the open source movement to shreds. Here's a little snip showing what he thinks about this book. I think it sums everything up:

It is the worst journalism, the worst research, the worst case of abuse of the literary and technical world that I have ever had the profound displeasure of reading.

No, Jem, tell us how you really feel. Thanks Linux Today.

Past Two Days' News

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January 5, 2015: It Returns!
August 10, 2007: SCO SUCKS IT DOWN!
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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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