Hey guys, Windows 8 won’t ruin your life…

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windows-8-logoBut it won’t necessarily revolutionize it either.

Many folks are proclaiming Windows 8 to be the next Windows Vista and are utilizing developer comments as a source of ammunition. Well at least some are. Most of the comments I’ve read is just FUD.

Windows Store

Game developers┬áhaven’t explicitly stated why they’re panning Windows 8 but it’s safe to look at the Windows Store as the source for worry. They see it as potential threat to their own stores because Microsoft has included it on the operating system level.

I think it’s a little late to worry about the Windows Store toppling the likes of Steam. It’s not going to happen unless Microsoft somehow gets away with forcibly locking out “unauthorized applications”. Apple’s Mac OS X Mountain Lion gives the user the “Gatekeeper” option to lock out unauthorized applications but they also recognize that people need to be able to install whatever application they want. Desktops are not tablets or smartphones and no matter how things look on the interface side, that kind of “walled garden” approach won’t fly.

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FYI: More GTAIV DLC, Vista SP2 & Delays

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Announcements

  • GTAIV: The Ballad of Gay Tony DLC Coming This Fall (via PR)
    • Will play as Luis Lopez, part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub manager Tony Prince aka “Gay Tony”
    • Retail disc of both “The Lost and Damned” and “The Ballad of Gay Tony” will be made available for $39.99 — will not require GTAIV to play
    • Cost 1600 MS Points
    • Exclusive to Xbox 360
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 is now available
    • Notable changes can be found here.
  • Raiden IV is Coming to North American Xbox 360s (via 1UP)
  • BioShock 2 Coming November 2 (via Examiner)
  • Zune HD is Official; Zune Marketplace Coming to Xbox Live! (via Engadget)

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Dell Mini Impressions – Mac OSX Edition

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My original plan was to install Vista on the Dell Mini, but I was sidetracked when I came across an article about someone’s “Run Leopard (Mac OS 10.5) on a Dell Mini 9” article.

I was intrigued.

I’ve always wanted play around with the Mac OSX, but I could never justify the purchase of a Mac nor did I have the patience to go through the “Hackintosh” route. I also wanted to be able to use my desktop machines at their full potential.

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