The X community has said specifically that this sort of end-run around the GPL is strictly forbidden. I expect yet another flame war over this at any moment.
The biggest problem with the Myst games is that to run it on Windows you had to install the buggy Quicktime software. It was always breaking, either because of upgrade issues or just plain bugs. I think a lot of people gave up on it because of how hard it was to keep running if you had other games on the system.
The game was ahead of its time. It would have been much better with a 3d render software engine like Unreal. (Which did not exist at that time.)
Also, you did not get to kill anything. Modern gamers need a body count.
Find a large tech company that hires contractors. Get hired as a contractor. Work your ass off and show them you know more than any of the youngsters. Get them to convert you to full time real employee.
Worked for me. Now I get to play with cool toys from the future.
Comcast and CenturyLink would still block you after using more than 250 gigs of bandwidth.
In the future "unlimited" will mean "just a second".
Since Microsoft has a habit of ignoring the issues that get reported without a bounty, I don't see how adding one would improve the issue.
One of the reasons for Full Disclosure is to pressure companies that think of security vulnerabilities as a PR problem instead of an urgent technical issue. If the first reaction you get from a company is "this only effects a small handful of users" then they are trying to patch through spin instead of fixing the problem. Microsoft is not the only one that does this, but they have been one of the biggest offenders.
BTW, "this only effects a small handful of users" has been used by Microsoft so many times that they have grounds to trademark the phrase.
If it uses 50% less power, it will be cooler. The Atom processors generate very little heat compared with the more power-hungry Xeon and Core Duo chipsets.
Intel has become very aware of power usage as well as heat. The days of the room heating CPU are hopefully behind us.
Well now I know what to give for Christmas...