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Friday, August 20, 2004

KDE 3.3 Released

The KDE team has released version 3.3 of their popular Linux desktop, the official desktop (tm) of A.T. Hun. I used the contributed Slackware 10 packages to upgrade. The changes aren't as dramatic from 3.2 to 3.3 as they were from 3.1 to 3.2, but they are still nice. I want to use it for a few weeks and really run it through its paces before I say much more.

Gnome Button Rage

OK, whoever the brain cell is in the Gnome/GTK development team who thought that it would be a good idea to have the "OK" button on the right and the "Cancel" button on the left should be thrown in front of a speeding locomotive. News flash! In English, we read from left-to-right. The button I'm going to use most often should be the one I read first. This wouldn't be a problem except the builds of Firefox and Thunderbird that I use are compiled with GTK2, which is the default (and, AFAIK, the only supported) toolkit. Maybe they've just had too many ceremonial bong hits with RMS.

The Master comments: My take on this is that the some developer managed to sell handedness as the reason for switching the button order, but I personally think this is an anti-Microsoft "they do it THIS way, so we do it THAT way" kind of thing. While this is sometimes necessary (due to patent and copyright bsreasons), I doubt M$ would really want to press the issue, since they had a UI look-and-feel bruhaha with Apple (who deserves the credit, if anyone does, for the graphical UI as it lives today).

Thursday, August 19, 2004

UpsetChaps DOOM3 Guide

If you have any questions at all about DOOM3 but were just too scared to ask, check out the UpsetChaps DOOM3 Guide. It includes detailed stats on all the weapons and enemies. Currently, they are working on a walkthrough. They even have suggest settings for various video cards that you can add to your autoexec.cfg file. Good stuff. If your question hasn't been answered, it will be soon.

DOOM3 Done

Whelp, I just finished DOOM3. That's quite a ride. The last boss is one of the coolest looking bosses I've ever seen in a video game. Unfortunately, he was relatively easy to put away with the soul cube and the BFG. All told, it's a very cool game that I enjoyed thoroughly. Once the Linux client comes out, I'll play through the game again and give a review from a Linux gamers point of view.

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