Friday, July 31, 2009

Have a voice in the US government, Regulations.Gov

Whilst searching the internet, I stumbled across a website that everyone (even non US citizens) should know about. Regulations.Gov is a website where anyone can weigh in on proposed or already passed regulations. This is a great oppurtunity to be vocal on an issue that may concern you. About 300 government agencies as well as other groups use the website to receive feedback and suggestions. The website is part of a larger initiative to increase public access and participation in creating new regulations and rules. Commenting is open to anyone, including non-US citizens. Remember, a voice can be more powerful than a vote.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Elder Scrolls II Daggerfall released for free download

A few days ago, Bethesda, the maker of many successful RPGs such as Fallout 3 and the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has released TES: Daggerfall for free download on it's website. Originally released in 1996, Daggerfall has the biggest in game landmass in the series.

To run this game on newer computers a DOS emulator (DOSbox is recommended) is needed. The game has not been modified at all for this release to increase compatibility and Bethesda is offering NO technical support, however installation instructions are being provided at the unofficial Elder Scrolls wiki. The game is provided as is.

The game can be picked up here along with TES: Arena. Please remember, Bethesda is providing no support, so play the game at your own risk.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Google to make new operating system, the Google Chrome OS

According to Google's latest blog post on the Official Google Blog, Google intends to make a new operating system focused upon the Google Chrome web browser. The new OS will be based of the Linux kernel, so compatibility shouldn't be too much of a problem. Although not many details have been released yet, it boasts a new 'windowing' system. The main goal of this operating system is to be lightweight and is targeted towards netbooks.

Although Google is pretty authoritative, many web users are not sure Google can break Microsoft's grip on netbooks. Even though many OEMs offer linux distributions in lieu of a windows installation on many netbooks, consumers tend to buy what they are familiar with. This may be a limiting factor for the new operating system. Also, Google's seemingly endless BETA tag on their projects may deter people from adopting this operating system early, hurting it in the long run. Compatibility is also an issue amongst consumers, who prefer to use Microsoft's OS with the applications they are familiar with. However, Google's wide range of web based programs and format compatibility with many Microsoft products may be enough to get people to switch.

I for one am excited about the new release and will be purchasing a netbook in the near future, hopefully with this new operating system.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

I would just like to take the time to wish a happy fourth of July to all of my readers. Even if you are not patriotic (or American), sit back and relax today. Enjoy!