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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

What's coming in Linux Kernel 2.6.12 has an article up on what's due to be included in Linux kernel 2.6.12. The high points include:

A.T. Hun comments: All of this is cool and all, but I really wish that Linus and the boys would cut a 2.7 branch so that development could continue there and 2.6 could stabilize. It is very annoying to upgrade your kernel for a security fix, only to find that some new "feature" is causing things to bork up.

The Master comments: That's been a common complaint for the 2.6 branch of the kernel. Unfortunately, it appears the kernel maintainers believe this is the way to go. The 2.2 and 2.4 trees had the advantage of several maintainers that were willing to maintain their own trees, and stabilize them for production use. This doesn't seem to be the case with 2.6, since the current kernel development pattern seems to be the preference of Linus and Andrew.

Steve Jobs--Egomaniac

Slashdot has posted an article about Publisher Wiley's Books Pulled from Apple Stores after Wiley put out an unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs. While I have not read said biography, I doubt that this would be a reason to pull every Wiley book from Apple stores. However, Steve has always been an egomaniac and control freak, so I'm sure his knee-jerk reaction is acceptable to him. It will be interesting to see the fallout from this one.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Pondering the Imponderable

OK, where's the DOOM3 1.3 patch . . . *strums fingers on desk*. I've got this nice copy of Resurrection of Evil, but I can't play it in Linux without the 1.3 patch. I preached patience when the Linux client for the original game took a little while to come out. Guess I'll have to preach the same thing to myself. I tried to install it in Cedega, but it got a bit messy and I didn't feel like trying to figure it out.

In the meanwhilst I've been beating Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal on my PStwo to death. I've enjoyed the single player campaign. Now I've got to bust out my spare network cable some more and try it online. A little birdie told me that there might be a copy of the Star Wars Lego game in my family's future. I've heard nothing but good things about that. Of course the Episode III game is not far off, to say nothing of Episode III itself.

Otherwise, I reinstalled Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast the other day and have been playing through that. I like it well enough, but Jedi Academy seems to have better staying power with me for whatever reason.

In other news, I've been trying to resist the temptation to buy a palmOne Tungsten E2. It's not that I need it, but there are several ways that it would be really nice. If I would get it, I'm going to have to get a Bluetooth USB dongle for my computer so I can enjoy some wireless goodness. I'm not sure how good the ability to surf the web throughout the house would be for my marriage.

Open Source: It's Not The Cost

Groklaw has some commentary up on a recent study done in Europe on the use of open source (O/S) in large businesses. They discovered that cost was NOT the top item that got O/S deployed, it was the ability to deploy any O/S package at will, and the ability to customize those installations. I'm sure Micro$oft will make a statement contradicting this via some paid consultant soon.

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