FEATURED: Borderlands on Windows 7 (x64)
Borderlands is basically a shooter that combines elements of HL2, XIII and Diablo. It’s using the cell-shading technology that creates dark black “ink” outlines and contour lines. You can gain experience points and collect valuable items on your way through the borderlands.
Have you bought Dragon Age Origins recently and ran into a few critical errors when running it on a x64 system like Windows 7 or Windows Vista x64? Here are some possible solutions.
Google has been working on a new OS for a while now – Google Chrome OS.
Just a few days ago it was available for download over at chromium.org
Image Source: techcrunch.com
By now the download has been removed by Google. Google’s OS might become pretty popular – it might become the first choice for netbooks!
You might have heard about the Microsoft Pink Phone.
According to TechCrunch.com, the Microsoft Pink phone might be canceled. Many people didn’t like the fact that Microsoft’s Pink Phone was too similiar to the “Sidekick”.
Luckily, there are many other great phones that run Windows Mobile. Here are some of the best Windows Mobile Phones.
Are you on facebook? Are you running Windows 7? More and more people can answer both questions with a clear “yes”.
You should definetly grab the facebook gadget for Windows 7 if you are on facebook a lot:
It takes a little tweak to make it work, but it’s worth it.
What is the “Data Execution Prevention”, short DEP?
The DEP Data Execution Prevention is a security feature that has been available since Windows XP SP2. You will also find this feature in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
It’s trying to prevent that certain applications and services can execute code from a non-executable memory region. It’s a useful feature that can help to prevent a buffer overflow and it even helps to fix problems for some games like “Age of Mythology, but it can also cause a lot of problems.
Many games of NCSoft currently do not work on Windows 7, in particular the MMO Lineage 2.
I think they updated the GameGuard for Aion and possibly for Guild Wars, but not for L2 or Rappelz.
Rappelz is not a NCSoft game by the way, it’s more like a free copy of Lineage 2.
Here’s the solution:
1. Download the updated GameGuard from Aion here. GameGuard Windows 7 fix
2. Duplicate the l2.bin (inside the system folder) and rename it to l2.exe.
3. Next, replace the GameGuard files that are officially signed by NCSoft.
When you think of Microsoft, you also think of Intel. Those two names are connected to each other very closely. But will this change soon? Will we think about Google instead of Microsoft when we hear the name “Intel”?
Intel teamed up with Google to work on a OS simply called “Google Chrome OS”. According to heise, there are many other companies who will support Google’s new operating system:
- Acer, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Toshiba and Adobe
Despite the fact that Intel is working on a netbook OS too, they are working closely together with Google now. How can that be?
Intel’s latest CPU’s “Core i7″…
Microsoft recently announced how much Windows 7 is going to cost.
Windows 7 Final Prices:
Windows 7 Home Premium: $120 for upgrade; $200 for full version
Windows 7 Professional: $200 for upgrade; $300 for full version
Windows 7 Ultimate: $220 for upgrade; $320 for full version
Preorder Windows 7
If you decide quickly, then you can save between $70 and $100, because Microsoft is going to offer a discounted price for preorders. According to Microsoft, preorders are limited.
Preorder Prices (Upgrade from Vista to Win7):
Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrade only): $50
Windows 7 Professional (Upgrade only): $100
Windows 7 Ultimate (Upgrade only): $200
Reasons To Preorder Windows 7:
Well, if you own Vista and you are sure that you want to buy Windows 7, then this a great chance. If you plan to get Windows 7 Ultimate, then you could buy Windows 7 Home (Upgrade), pay for an upgrade to Ultimate (once it’s available) and save some money.
Actually, it’s a bit disappointing to see that they don’t offer a discounted price for Windows 7 Ultimate, because that’s the edition most advanced users are interested in.
You can preorder Windows 7 through Microsoft’s own online store: *Note it’s not available yet, they will add it tonight*
As previously reported, Windows 7 will have a feature called WARP 10 (Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform) that will allow you to boot your PC without a graphic card.
Developer Stardock (Galactic Civilizations II, WindowBlinds 6) is obviously very pleased with Windows 7.
Stardock only managed to sell so many “games” because they’re all running on almost every PC. WARP10 means that Stardock can make games that look a lot better without having to worry that it won’t run on every PC. That’s why CEO Brad Wardell urged everyone to install Windows 7. Obviously, they will also sell a lot more games if their games look better. As of right now, they can’t require DirectX9/10 support, because many people still run XP.
Stardock has recently (4/14/2009) released their game “Demigod”. It’s a tactical strategy game that includes rpg elements:
You can download DemiGod and all other products of Stardock through their own digital publishing platform, which you can download for free here:
Stardock’s CEO hasn’t made any statement regarding WindowsBlinds yet. Windows 7 has a completely new GUI, so Windows Blinds does not support Windows 7.