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Aug 31, 2000, 22:37 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Hills)

"Games and Linux, two subjects which everyone at least has an opinion on, but at the most recent Linux World Expo there was more than an opinion on display and more than just empty promises. While the Linux on the desktop is still something that many pundits tout as a weakness of the fledgling OS, it is certainly something that has seen great attention paid to it and received great improvements over the past year."

"The story this year at Linux Expo was that Linux companies are no longer forced to apologize for inadequacies and merely point to potential?at least in the enterprise arena. The desktop space is still another matter however. The desktop was still an area where apologies were heard and excuses made. This is not to be a negative thing, but rather to show you where the desktop still lays in comparison to servers in this grand and booming Linux industry...."

"The story between Loki and Indrema continues to evolve as Indrema demoed Quake 3: Arena on the mock-up of the Indrema IES console. Though this was initially misleading, as currently there is no official announcement of Quake 3: Arena for the IES, I was informed that the demo was designed to give visitors to the booth a look at what playing games on a system connected to an HDTV might look like. This was an interesting demo, but since there was no actual prototype available in either hardware or software it is Hard to convey an accurate impression of how impressive the IES will be from what they demonstrated."

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