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Tuesday, July 20, 2004

End of an Era

Well, I just called PC Magazine and told them not to have my subscription automatically renew. I'm not sure how long I've been subscribing, but it's been since the late 80s. Since I switched to Linux, most of their content no longer applies to me. The stuff that was still useful, like reviews or Dvorak's column, are on the web for free. My computing publication needs are now being met by Computer Power User (CPU) magazine. It's the best magazine I've found for the hardcore geek (and I mean that in a good way). They have a monthly column and feature devoted to open source in general and Linux in particular.

DOOM3 Minimum Specs

The Houston Chronicle (of all places) posted the minumum system specs for people hoping to run DOOM3. The specs come from id CEO Todd Hollenshead. This is quite ironic since The Master and I were just trying to find this very information last night. I'm sure he won't be thrilled with the CPU requirement. Here you go!

The only part of my system that I'm really concerned about is my CPU. I've got an Athlon XP 1800+. At least it's above the minumum. Thanks Blue's News.

The Master comments: Well, you could be me. My system's a P3-1ghz. So, unless I see something stating otherwise somplace, I'm screwed. I can't see shelling out $700 plus to get my base system up to these specs right now. Damn it.

A.T. Hun comments: I just had a flashback to when I was in college (about 15 years ago). I wondered why in the world my cousin would want "all the power" of an 80286 when a standard 8088 would do just fine. Of course not long after that I bought an 80386SX, so there you go.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Return to Wolfie Sequel?

id CEO Todd Hollenshead let it slip that there's a sequel to Return to Castle Wolfenstein in the works. Presumably, it will use the DOOM3 engine. That could potentially be cool. Maybe this time we could fight Mecha-Hitler or something :)

Doing the Unthinkable

Well, I did the unthinkable the other day: I installed IE6 on my Linux box via Crossover Office. Why would I ever do such a thing? Only because some other software I wanted to try with Crossover required it for some Satanic reason. Thankfully, the software I want to run works fine and I can try to pretend that IE6 isn't there.

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