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Emulation (Games)

+ - Running Windows 95 on the Wii->

Submitted by
ften
ften writes "Basically once DOSBox got released for the Wii that's all I've been playing with lately. After playing some Commander Keen and getting an old Dos app that's near and dear to my heart to run, I decided to tackle Windows. Windows 3.11 was easy because it can be natively run in DOSBox and after I realized the Wii only seems to support EGA, it was a snap. Windows 95 was not a snap do to the fact it needs DOS 6.X or higher and doesn't officially support EGA. I was finally able to get it to work but it was incredibly unstable and so slow that Windows is basically unusable. I've posted the instructions on my blog so other can duplicate the feat if they wish."
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Transportation

+ - New Tesla Roadster Design Will be Bigger, Roomier->

Submitted by
Mike
Mike writes "Tesla Motors has recently released details on their latest project to date, promising a sleek new electric vehicle that is bigger, stronger, and roomier than it's previous releases. Elon Musk, the company's CEO has announced that the new vehicle will sport the profile of a "roomier Porsche", seating more than two people more comfortably and with more trunk space. Under the hood, the vehicle will tout Tesla's latest drivetrain as showcased in the Model S Sedan."
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Microsoft

Microsoft Feared Mac Vs. Vista In '05 652

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the not-so-much-any-more dept.
CWmike writes "Gregg Keizer sifted through many threads of e-mails released under the 'Vista Capable' lawsuit to dig up this jewel...More than a year before Windows Vista's release — and long before Apple started poking fun at the OS — Microsoft officials were already worried about comparisons between Mac OS X and Vista. An e-mail thread from October 2005 showed that an article in the Wall Street Journal by Walt Mossberg grabbed the attention of managers at Microsoft. In a column headlined What PC to Buy If You Are Planning On a Vista Upgrade, Mossberg alarmed one Windows manager who forwarded a bit from the column.... 'You won't have to worry about Vista if you buy one of Apple Computer's Macintosh computers, which don't run Windows,' Mossberg had written. 'Every mainstream consumer doing typical tasks should consider the Mac. Its operating system, called Tiger, is better and more secure than Windows XP, and already contains most of the key features promised for Vista.' Warrier added a comment of his own: 'A premium experience as defined by Walt = Apple. This is why we need to address [the column].'"
Operating Systems

+ - SCO loses - finally 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The one summary judgement that puts a stick into SCO's spokes has just come down. SCO doesn't own the Unix copyrights. With that one decision, a whole bunch of other decisions will fall like dominoes. As PJ says, "That's Aaaaall, Folks!".

Hot off the presses: Judge Dale Kimball has issued a 102-page ruling [PDF] on the numerous summary judgment motions in SCO v. Novell. Here is what matters most: [T]he court concludes that Novell is the owner of the UNIX and UnixWare Copyrights. That's Aaaaall, Folks! If anyone can please put this into text for us, that'd be simply great.
http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=200708101 65237718#comments"

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