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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Pondering the Imponderable

I'm really enjoying DOOM3: Resurrection of Evil now that I'm actually able to play it in Linux. There's only so long that you can stare at the shiny side of a CD-ROM before it loses entertainment value. I think the grabber is a great addition to the arsenal. Yeah, Half-Life 2 had a gravity gun first. While that one was fun, I think the DOOM3 grabber is more useful. I really like being able to fling small enemies (especially those babies with wings things) around and use the enemies' missile attacks against them. Good times.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

IBM/Sony to Open Cell

EETimes.com is reporting that IBM and Sony have plans to open up their new Cell processor which will be used to power the PS3. They are going to "release full chip specifications and software libraries" to try to enlist open source programmers to work on the chip. I've already been hearing about work on getting Cell support in the Linux kernel. I think there's a couple of points to note here:

  1. It's a pretty smart move by IBM and shows just how committed they are to the open source movement.
  2. It may end up providing some "proof" that encouraging open source participation can be good for a company's bottom line.
  3. It's another tweak to Microsoft and, by extension, the Xbox 360.

Interesting times we live in.

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