There's a lot of people out there who don't want or need a next generation console. I made this build guide to specifically be competitive in price and performance to the new consoles so that you won't be missing out on none of the gaming goodness. Perfect for the person on a budget, trying out PC gaming, student, and entry-level PC gamer. Check out the video and enjoy.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Here are some benchmarks comparing Windows 8 to Linux Mint 15 (Ubuntu derivative). I fully expect Steam OS to perform similarly to these results. This is my hardware, so your results will vary but should scale according to the components that you use.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
With privacy becoming a public issue not only from "hackers" but also from the government being able to access much of information without much oversight, some have opted to use cloud services less and less. LastPass, a very good password management system that integrates with your web browser is one that I've thought a lot about lately. If you don't know what LastPass is, it's basically an online password manager that will store your usernames and passwords when you allow it. Then when you have to login to a web site again, it can automatically fill in those fields and even auto log you in if you choose. A time saver and a life saver for those of us who have many passwords and actually use unique passwords to help secure our data and information.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
After searching for awhile I quickly found that there isn't very many 64 bit emulators for Linux and even less specifically for the Sega Genesis. The problem isn't that I need 64 bit to satisfy my PC superiority complex but that in Linux, the 32 bit versions don't seem to work on the 64 bit distributions. I did manage to find one though by the name of dGen. Problem with dGen is that it's command line only. Who in the world makes a program that displays graphics based on the command line? In any case I found a frontend GUI that works great even though it's very dated. Below are the step by steps and a video to hopefully help you out. Keep in mind that I wrote these as if you were using the Ubuntu 13.04 desktop. This will work for any Linux distribution if you change the steps to fit your desktop situation. There's a video tutorial with the same material that's covered in this write up. It's all the way at the bottom of this page if you prefer the video. If you need further help please feel free to leave a comment and I'll see what I can do.
here. I suggest that you use video in conjunction with the written portion to follow along. Should make it a little easier. I noticed after going back and reading it and watching the video that neither one is very well done. If something doesn't make sense to you feel free to leave a comment and I will try to help you the best I can.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
This build does not include the peripherals such as mouse or keyboard. Or does it include the monitor and operating system. To keep the price at a minimum, this is where you have to become creative and thrifty. A good idea is to try to find these from an old computer that no one is using anymore. Or you can get one from a friend who has an extra lying around. Also shop your local classifieds such as Craigslist.org here in the U.S. Local thrift stores like Goodwill Computer Works will often have parts and accessories for dirt cheap prices too. Remember that the license for Windows can be reused from your old PC. Ubuntu is an alternative to Windows that you can choose to use. But keep in mind that although the game library for Ubuntu (Linux) is steadily growing, there are many games that are not compatible.