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  1. An ATi Linux driver petition: http://linuxgames.com/news/feedback.php?id...action=flatview http://www.petitiononline.com/atipet/petition.html I just signed it, even I currently do not own ATi hardware. I would like to have the choice from ATi in the future if it can improve its Linux driver support.
  2. Microsoft and SCO: FUD Brothers http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1548132,00.asp
  3. Not just your thread got deleted ramfree. Now leave the alone, or suffer the consequences. .
  4. I was a little surprised to see the thread getting locked as well. In addition to the argument already mentioned, patch management is increasingly difficult on Windows type of system (because of the number of patches to test, manage, and look at). The continuous point release upgrade on many free software would likely prove out to ease the system management process in the long run.
  5. SCO = Stupid Computer Organization that is, after its opportunistic effort on trying to abuse the legal system and stealing credits of other free software developers' hard work, and call it SCO's own IP - which is NOT.
  6. zero0w

    KDE 3.3

    Unfortunately, it looks like it may not be using KDE 3.3 / X.org R6.8. But if Mandrake 10.1 does switch, I'll be very glad.
  7. As illogic-al said, there are many 'blocker' (show-stopper) bugs that need to be squashed to qualify a 1.0 release. Afterwards, I would expect distro will start shipping Firefox as a choice of default browser.
  8. Test Driving RealPlayer 10 for Linux http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=8064
  9. No kidding, at the other day, I knew one of the Windows die-hard admins (from a friend of LUG) was told by the boss to look at Linux for its cost cutting possibilities, he's reluctant to do so but has to face the reality of a competing, cheaper (and free in speech) operating system. For the record, Microsoft WILL break the backward compatibility religion: Windows XP SP2 is only a start. VB.NET isn't exactly compatible with VB6. And we all know Windows Longhorn will rip things apart: Just read Joel Spolsky's article on Win32 API, Joel is btw a former Microsoft employee. No matter how you are having adjustment problem with Linux, it is the way to go for the future of IT industry. Darkelve posted another article by the Kernel 2.6's maintainer Andrew Morton, read it, and you will understand why Linux is so successful because it balances customer demand with good engineering, not just swing to a single side. As for usablity goes, GNOME's HIG is getting there, and I believe KDE has been paying attention to that too. A little more research really doesn't hurt.
  10. I do want to know, where I can buy Day of Tenactles and other LucasArts old adventure titles?
  11. Not pleased by an award given to the blogging technology RSS by the Linux Journal, Dee-Ann LeBlanc writes an open letter to the editors of the journal that somewhat puzzlingly declared RSS winner of the "Best Game" category: http://www.linuxworld.com/story/46013.htm
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    Well, the NeL engine developer mailing list has some postings on compiling for Linux: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/nel-all/...08/threads.html So, I am pretty optimistic because Ryzom's graphics engine is open source to begin with.
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    According to Linuxgames.com, Linux Magazine had an article covering two open source games: World Forge and Ryzom: http://www.linuxgames.com/news/feedback.ph...action=flatview The game Ryzom has some pretty impressive graphics, check it out: http://www.ryzom.com/?page=screenshots EDIT: to fix the link to a better page - LZ
  14. Update: ALSA 1.0.6 official release is now available: http://www.alsa-project.org/ http://www.mail-archive.com/alsa-announce@...t/msg00018.html Linux Hardware also has a report on this: http://www.linuxhardware.org/article.pl?sid=04/08/16/1850201 So it's about time to start testing and see if the new driver works for you if you are using one of these soundcard models.
  15. In Mandrake 9.2, XMMS could minimize to the program bar, but in Mandrake 10 it couldn't do that completely anymore (w/ playlist still hanging on the screeen). Is it an XMMS bug or a KDE issue?
  16. zero0w

    OO on Mandrake 10

    $ oowriter --lang=your language locale For eg. $ oowriter --lang=en_US
  17. Well I finally made Kaffeine work as well. I need to modify the path for VCD from /mnt/cdrom to /dev/cdrom. And then it works. But Totem is still no go though.
  18. Like you said, you are on the safe side for using nVidia GPUs in the short term. In the long term, well, I'll suggest keep visiting the ATi Linux forum for any decent update possible. I am concerned for the ATi Linux driver development, because I too, want to have more choices. In addition, ATi driver support will help Linux achieve greater popularity, which I believe is a growing voice among user community and the industry.
  19. An ATi developer commenting on the future Linux driver development can be found in this thread on OpenGL 2.0 discussion: http://www.rage3d.org/board/showthread.php?t=33775017
  20. Quietly, something wonderful has happened. Windows .NET developers can now target Linux and OS X without ever changing their OS: http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/5390
  21. OpenGL 2.0 launched with built-in shader language http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/to...topic_id=263123 http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040810/sftu050_1.html http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08/10/opengl_2/ OpenGL 2.0 meeting notes: http://www.opengl.org/about/arb/notes/meet...2004-03-02.html Hopefully we will see nVidia Linux driver update to GL 2.0 in the future.
  22. Doom III Linux community site, with IRC and forum for related information. Watch out for the release news and tweak guide for Linux platform there: http://www.doom3linux.com/
  23. I see. That's another approach to reduce memory requirement.
  24. Wow, without swap partition. Firefox and OpenOffice.org will take quite a chunk of memory. Can they still run together for sometime without Swap? BTW, KDE is more memory hungry than GNOME I believe. And nVidia Linux driver bites another bit out of them.
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