Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Slashdot is all over this, with some folks debating the usefulness of tools that require a $100 subscription to publish your games (in some cases), but this seems like an awesome tool release for small-scale game developers.
Dual-core AMD Turion 64 @ 1.6Ghz
Windows XP MCE
1024MB DDR2 SDRAM (expandable to 2GB)
Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 UMA w/ up to 128MB shared memory
100GB 5400RPM SATA hard disk
17" WXGA+ HD BrightView widescreen display @ 1440x900
5-in-1 media reader
4 USB ports, standard audio ports, 1 FireWire port
15.16" L x 11.65" W x 1.57" H
I'm not really in the market for a new laptop, but this is pretty nice if you go for the desktop-replacement-and-some-gaming approach.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Microsoft is investigating a new report of limited “zero-day” attacks using a vulnerability in Microsoft Word 2000, Microsoft Word 2002, Microsoft Office Word 2003, Microsoft Word Viewer 2003, Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac, and Microsoft Word 2004 v. X for Mac, as well as Microsoft Works 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Recommendation: Do not open or save Word files that you receive from un-trusted or that are received unexpected from trusted sources. This vulnerability could be exploited when a user opens a file.
Well, that's just peachy. Time to fire up OpenOffice.
addition: 0959h 2006-12-06
Slashdot has a discussion on the MS Word vulnerability.