A couple weeks ago, we discussed news that some dedicated Halo 2 fans were keeping the game's multiplayer alive after support for online play was dropped. Now, a few days shy of a month after support ended, the last users have been knocked off the server. "[A user named] Apache N4SIR outlasted everyone. 'May 11th @ 0158hrs I was FORCEFULLY REMOVED!!' he wrote on the forums at Bungie.net. 'I thought I'd be the one turning off the lights but that was done for me. Good night everyone, my Elite needs a rest.' His last comrade in arms, Agent Windex, was still signed on, as spotted by Kotaku at 4 p.m. US Pacific Time on May 10, but their adventure, which began on April 15, ended after Windex announced 21 minutes later that he had been removed from play and Apache N4SIR suffered a similar fate hours later, as he described in his post."
No need for antivirus when they've switched to Ubuntu
The boot screens, and particularly the login screens, from both Karmic and Jaunty look too dark and imposing to me - like the sort of login screens they use in Hollywood films to flag that the computer is technical and complex. It might suit a programmer, but I think Joe Public needs something a bit lighter and less oppressive. Unfortunately they've moved to the latest version of GDM in Karmic, which not only removes the ability to change the login theme easily, but also removes the handy XDMCP support in the GUI.