We are going to start to see the Windows 9 preview fairly soon according to various reports.
We've heard the rumors of supposed features and user interface changes, so we can only wait and see what really to expect in Windows 9.
The real question is, what do you want to see changed or added in Windows 9?
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Since the launch of Windows 8, Stardock has released several award winning apps, like Start8 and ModernMix to bring back lost functionality and add new features for users of Windows 8. Another Windows 8 app from Stardock is Launch8.
Launch8 adds the convenience of a quick access stationary dock on your Start screen. Drag and drop your favorite applications to your Launch8 dock and quickly launch them no matter where you have swiped to on your Start screen.
Learn more abou...
For most of my adult life, I’ve suffered from what I euphemistically have described as melancholy. And like most people, I mistakenly considered it to be a “mood” as opposed to a serious physiological issue. If I just did X, then I’d feel better.
When the issue began to seriously affect my life, I readily accepted “advice” that included “appreciate what you have”, “look on the bright side”, “try to reduce stress from your life”, “don’t sweat the small stuff”, etc.
I’ve had nearly every Microsoft Surface they’ve made. Surface RT, Surface Pro 2 and now the Surface Pro 3.
The original Surface was really just a technology demo. You couldn’t really do real work with it.
The Surface Pro 2 was the first version of the Surface that could, in theory, be used for something useful. Realistically, the Surface Pro 2 was only useful as a work machine when hooked up with a real monitor, keyboard and mouse. Its weight to screen size ratio made it la...
We’ve officially launched the beta! Bells are ringing, birds are singing, and it’s a beautiful day to dig up the archives of a forgotten race’s reality TV shows and use them to placate a restive populace that for some reason doesn’t see the value in mandatory six-month stints working the factories of the nearest forgeworld.
To all of our Founders, thank you so much for your early support. Elite Founders, your feedback and bug reporting has been invaluable in gett...
The team is really excited to get Beta 1 of Galactic Civilizations III out there. The target date is one week away.
The Founder's Edition, which is what provided access to the Alpha builds along with a lifetime subscription to everything we make for Galactic Civilizations III (all expansions, DLC) will not be offered anymore once the beta comes out. On the other hand, the beta Early Access edition will be $5 off the list price of $49.95.
So what's up?
The news went out the other day, but didn't make over to these forums so I wanted to post over here.
"Stardock announced today the addition of Adrian Luff as its new director of platform architecture. Luff, who oversaw Battle.net’s growth from a single PC to a global network of thousands of systems during his 17-year tenure at Blizzard Entertainment, is leading Stardock’s move into next-gen connected gaming, currently codenamed Project Tachyon.
"Stardock has a long l...
Stardock is hiring for various tech and game positions! Check out our careers page for more info and how to apply.
Web Applications DeveloperSQL Database ArchitectTechnical Support AdvisorSoftware Engineer3D Game ArtistIf you know someone who might be interested, please feel free to share this post.
GamersGate has Stardock titles on sale as part of their midweek sale. You can grab a variety of Stardock games and DLC for up to 75% off!
Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes - $14.00 Legendary Heroes Loot Pack DLC - $1.75Dead Man's Draw - $2.50Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate - $4.99Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion - $13.98Sins: Rebellion Stellar Phenomena DLC - $1.75and much moreSee it here: http://bit.ly/1o6LIWG
The Internet is toxic, but its toxicity is usually equal opportunity
One of the more annoying trends in our society has been the substitution of action with rhetoric. This has really taken off in the age of Twitter where people think hashtags are a replacement for actually doing something.
Today I read an Opinion Piece on Polygon called “No Skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry” It’s a good piece and one I think you should read....
Whether you work in a traditional office environment or have your own home office setup, having your Windows desktop working at maximum efficiency is a key step in being as productive as possible. Stardock makes a bunch of great desktop customization and enhancement apps, and while they all offer a benefit to the desktop, I wanted to write about the ones I think are a huge benefit to your productivity as well.
I have used these applications in my home office for years, and I can say wit...
The Scarab brand has been reintroduced this year with the launch of 3 new jet boats. These jet boats are the spiritual (and in many respects, literal) successor to the Seaddoo line of Jetboats that BRP discontinued at the end of 2012.
layout), the 195 (a 19 foot model) and the 215 (a 21 foot model with 2 Rotax engines).
As a current (and happy) owner of a 2011 Seadoo 150 (and occasional user of the Seadoo Challenger), I can say that the general build quality of the new Scarab line is s...
I realized my main desktop PC, which is also my gaming PC, is well over 5 years old. It's still handling most games quite well, and for something I built for around $600 I can't complain at all.
AMD Quad-core 3.0ghzATI HD5700 video card8GB RAMSSD for mostly OS and most used appsHDD for data and everything elseI really haven't done much for upgrades aside from the SSD, which was a great improvement. I'm thinking about putting together a Mini-IT...
MSDN blog has released free ebooks…again! Last time it was 80.
This time? A whole new batch of free technical ebooks that cover everything from Windows 8, to Office 2013, to SQL Server, and much more. Each Ebook is pretty long…for IT pros and home users too.
A million folks grabbed within 2 days…closing in on 2 million if not there already! There’s no need to rush, though. It’s not time limited as Eric Ligman (your genial host) points out.
Most are in pdf format…go get...
It looks like, with any luck, LH v1.7 will be going out a week from this Thursday (July 17th).
This is possibly the biggest update we’ve done to Legendary Heroes since its release.
You can read up on what’s new in it here: http://forums.elementalgame.com/455808/
Besides a ton of tweaks to the game itself, new features, new content and improved AI we were able to diagnose some crash bugs and fix them as well. So not only should it be the funnest update we’ve done but the most stabl...