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Remember the classic and highly addictive game, Transport Tycoon - The game you used to play hours on end in the semi-3D world building and growing things to your hearts content. Well sadly I gave up on the game years ago after changing to the Windows series of operating system and not wanting to boot into DOS, just to play the game. For those users of Windows XP (I know there is a few of you out there), Snuffel from our forums has posted the steps required for running Transport Tycoon, under Windows XP!
Well, I can only guess that there are many people here who want to play Transport Tycoon under Windows XP. Since the original game doesn't support XP, I'll post the steps you have to follow to get it workingI couldn't agree with you more Snuffel - You're only a single click away to finding out how it is done in our Gaming Forum.
You've seen some previews for the newest version of Linux in the RedHat flavor pop up. Now, you can download it. Featuring a sleek new "Bluecurve" GUI, and some impressive enhancements, 8.0 is sure to please!
"Red Hat Linux 8.0 is the perfect choice for small businesses and enthusiasts looking for a reliable, easy-to-use operating system with the latest productivity applications," said Paul Cormier, executive vice president of Engineering, Red Hat. "This is a major step forward for users of traditional operating systems who have been looking for an easier-to-use, more versatile open source solution."More information @ RedHat | RHL8.0 Info
"With this release we have given more attention than ever before to usability", said Erik Troan, senior director of product marketing at Red Hat. "Red Hat Linux 8.0 demonstrates that we can deliver great new functionality for hobbyists and professionals and at the same time make the product much more friendly for mainstream users."
Today the Xbox Linux Project announced that Microsoft Windows 2000 has been successfully started and run on a Microsoft Xbox gaming console. This has been accomplished by using the Linux operating system, which already works reliably on the Xbox, as host environment. Windows has been run inside Linux with common PC virtualization software.
Full networking is supported and Windows 2000 can make use of a keyboard and a mouse connected to the Xbox, as well as of any other devices connected through the USB. The performance of Windows 2000 inside Linux on the Xbox is good enough to play MPEG-4 movies at fullscreen. Common Windows applications like Microsoft Office work without any problems.More information @ Xbox Linux Project
Microsoft has released an update to manufacturers that adds native Bluetooth support to Windows XP. I had my first taste of Bluetooth at this year's Computex Expo in Taiwan, and since then it has continued to fascinate me.
The Redmond, Wash.-based company on Thursday released to manufacturers an update that would add Bluetooth support to Windows XP. Bluetooth allows peripherals, handhelds and cell phones to connect to PCs without wires. The technology is complimentary to 802.11b wireless, or "Wi-Fi," which is used to network computers together or connect them to the Internet over the air.More information @ C|NET News
Earlier today, Microsoft's Anti Piracy Internet Investigator requested that we remove the Windows XP SP1 keychanger program featured in our Windows XP SP1 Upgrade Guide. Since we don't wish to play with fire with a company such as Microsoft, who would not hessitate to sue us, we pulled the file as requested. You will however find links which readers have posted to mirrors of the file in our forums at the following thread, for your reference.
Microsoft have released Service Pack 1 Utilities for Windows XP in both Pro and Home flavors which allows computers without a bootable CD-ROM to perform a new installation of the operating system. The Windows XP startup disk will automatically load the correct drivers to gain access to the CD-ROM drive and start a new installation.
I just got an email from one of our readers alerting me to a link at Microsoft which allows French users of Windows XP to upgrade to SP1 - Appreciez!
Tweak3D has followed up their "how to build a PC" guide by writing another "how to" but this time for installing Windows XP.
As we all know, this is a very simple task. However, we at Tweak3D realize there are still millions of users out there that tremble at the thought of installing an OS. We've written the guide with these people in mind, but we also include tips to boost performance along the way.More information at Tweak3D
Even though hundreads of thousands of users have used our Windows XP SP1 Upgrade Guide already Microsoft have today offically released their latest service pack for Windows XP to the public.
Microsoft continually works to improve its software. As part of this effort, we develop updates and fixes to recognized issues and release them for customers. On a regular basis, we combine many of these fixes into a single package and make the package available for you to install on your computers. These packages are called Service Packs.More information at Microsoft
Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) provides the latest security and reliability updates to the Windows XP family of operating systems. Windows XP SP1 is designed to ensure Windows XP platform compatibility with newly released software and hardware, and includes updates that resolve issues discovered by customers or by Microsoft's internal testing team. To determine whether to install Windows XP SP1, we recommend reviewing the Windows XP documentation and information below.
For those who are looking for fast Windows XP SP1 mirrors I have added a few new links to page 2 of our Windows XP SP1 - Updating Tips 'n' Tricks guide.
A quick thanks goes out to everyone who emailed me with links, much appreciated.