Unity

Unity Technologies ApS, 2011, freeware or proprietary

Do you like games? Do you like 3D games? Do you wish you could make your own 3D game? Well now you can! Unity 3D is your free (or not free) ticket to making games that can be released to PC and Mac, iOS (iPod, iPhone, iPad, etc.,) Xbox, PS, Wii and more! (Pro license required for game systems, Macintosh computer required for iOS publishing) Unity is a very simple to use program, but not so simple to setup. Allow me to explain;

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Pinnacle VideoSpin

Avid (Pinnacle), 2009, Shareware

Long before I had this Windows 7, I had a Vista (ok, a dual-boot Vista/Ubuntu-Maverick.) On the Vista, I had a program called Pinnacle Studio 11. Man, that was a great video editing program. Unfortunately, when we moved, I lost the disc. So I spent a week or so scouring the Internet, looking for an equivalent for Studio. Then I found VideoSpin, a spin-off of Studio made by the same people.

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How to use VirtualBox

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Looking for some good software for your virtualization needs? Look no further! VirtualBox is a great software for running the obvious, like Windows, to running the unknown, like JRocketVE or L4. This simple tutorial tells you how to make a virtual machine in VirtualBox. Here’s what you’ll need:

VirtualBox and an Operating System of your choice.

I will be installing Windows 3.1 on my Virtual machine today. Let’s go ahead and get started!

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We have big news for you!

I have quite a few things I want to go over today, so get ready!

To start us off, Brenden is back! The whole deal was a confusing thing and he has returned after confusing the heck out of me. So, welcome back, Brenden! Smile

Second, the Google+ hangout and IRC Q+A session is going to be a little confusing for us tomorrow, as I doubt I’ll be there, so it will just be Brenden. We are trying to figure this out, so stay tuned!

Third, and most exciting, GB7 now has an operating system!! I was up until 2:00 AM last night working with my copy of Windows NT 4, working like crazy making GB7 OS! It’s low on features and doesn’t look very inviting, but it’s totally stable and runs on any computer with a floppy drive or VMWare (or VirtualBox or Virtual PC.) It is based off of the MikeOS project and I used a tutorial from Tinkernut. (www.youtube.com/gigafide or www.tinkernut.com) Big thanks to those two! I was only working on it for 3 hours and don’t know much about the language it’s written in, so I don’t have any programs, but GB7 OS comes with a few games and programs with it, so don’t worry about that! Winking smile How will I get it to you guys is the question. I can’t access the website for WordPress, our provider, so I made another website for downloads from GB7! Here is the link: http://www.gb7specialdownloads.webs.com. Here’s a screenshot for GB7 OS:

GB7OS

I took that screenshot an put it in Paint.NET (www.paint.net), and here are my color scheme hopes:

GB7OSNewCol

And here’s similar to what I want to get out of GB7 OS by 2014:

GB7OSFUTURE

 

Also, If you have a good name for the OS, please don’t hesitate! I don’t really like the name GB7 OS. We need a new, awesome one, and it’s up to you guys to give us a good one!

Thanks a ton for reading and I’ll keep you posted on GB7 OS! Winking smile

-Ben