Just recently i was listening to a podcast and on there a guy called into to the host of the show and was telling the host he bought some EA game and the game wouldn’t run do to him having alcohol120%. For those that don’t know what it does , its software that lets you have a virtual cd or dvd and with that you can take game and have the program copy them and then mount them to this virtual drive. A lot of people do this so they don’t have to keep switching cd’s in and out of drive all the time.
If this is what your getting and your machine is NOT infected with virus/trojans/spyware then a program like Memtest86+ is the program you want to take a look at it. What this program does is it will go through all of your system memory and test it with various methods. This program will stress your machine but in doing so it will show any issues you may have.
Little over a year ago i was browsing a web site and come across this article about large companies trying to patent everything under the sun in terms of software. At the time i didn’t give it much thought until i realized what this could mean for open source software.
This article is about a program i picked up a while ago on Sourceforge what it does is delete files from your hard drive. At this point in time you may be scratching your head thinking “I thought the windows trash can did that?” and it does do that but not in the way you think.
Ever turn your windows XP machine on and the thing refuses to boot or you see all kinds of errors when you boot up and your machine just hangs and won’t load? If your shaking your head yes to this then this is the program for you. Before i get into this a disclaimer don’t even attempt to use this software if you don’t know how to use it. It can make things worse for you if you hop into it and don’t have a clue what your doing.
In this article i want to cover the windows firewall that comes with XP. My advice to you is if your using it to get something better because it has one major flaw. The flaw in it is it has no out bound detection. What i mean by this is anything trying to communicate from your computer onto the Internet goes right on through the firewall no questions ask.
How many of you can hit Ctrl Alt Del and know what everything is doing that you see in the process list? Probably not many people can do this or even care to and thats why people get infected with trojan and virus’s and the like. The less you know about what your machine is doing in terms or what its running the less secure you will be.
How many of you out there have personal information on your computer about you or your family? How many more of you keep all your financial information on your machine? I got a feeling a lot of you answered yes to both of those. The problem with leaving stuff like this on your machine is its wide open for a “hacker” to come along and grab all that information off your computer and most of the time you wont even know its happening.
This isn’t a game review as such but does impact how future games may play out. A couple of months back i was looking around on the web and come across this article about the Ageia PhysX processor and was fascinated by it. What this thing is , is basicly a processor thats dedicated to handling physics. For a really good example of in game physics the best game i can think of is counter strike source.
Without starting a big flame war here i want to go over the basics of the question of if a user should switch to Linux if that user is currently running a Windows machine. My answer to that is it depends on the user and what that user uses their machine for. First of all if you are using Windows and you have applications on there that you know will not be on Linux and you have to use these applications then i would say no your stuck with windows. However if your applications you run all the time have a Linux equivalent and your not tied to windows then switch and try Linux or get a Linux Live CD and try one of those out then switch if you like it.