Recent Articles In Personal Computing
March 20, 2018 by RedneckDude on redneckdude
Hey there, Multiplicity Devs.

I have a triple boot system on the other end of the house from my main rig. I know this isn't currently possible, but is there any way it could be in the future?


I'd like to be able to reboot from one OS to another via KVM. But, of course, Multi. isn't loaded yet when I see the OS choice screen.


Is it even in the realm of possibility for a future version?


Well im thinking about buying a desktop for 1050$ what i found on the internet so far is i can get m2 240 ssd, 1 terabyte harddrive, 7th generation i 7, 32 gigs ram, but no graphics card.Also, is a better generation chip example 7th vs. 6th generation, do i go for the higher generation, or is a 6th generation if it means i get a graphics card for gaming. Not to mention were talking about galactic civilizations 3 crusades. 32 gigs of ram better if i get a seventh generation i7 processor, or is a ...
March 13, 2018 by Tatiora on tatiora
St. Patrick's Day is almost here! I thought I'd celebrate by sharing some of my favorite Dreams, wallpapers, and skins from WinCustomize. There aren't a ton of shamrocks and leprechauns specifically, so I tried to keep the heart of the holiday in my mind as I selected these. You'll see Irish landscapes, a lot of green, and everyone's favorite beverage of choice for St. Patrick's day, too.


What's better than the ruins of a castle beside the sea? Maybe a fully functional castle besid...
March 20, 2018 by Tatiora on tatiora
As much as it pains me to admit it, I’ve been out of college for awhile now - 10 years in April, to be precise. Still, I have fond memories of Ren Faire, campus life, apartment living, and a community of close friends. The less fond memories include apartment living (two sides to every coin!), tuition, and those sleepless nights of crunchtime because I forgot about (or procrastinated on, let’s be real here) a paper that was due the next day.

I did some crazy fun stuff in college&h...
February 20, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
For many of us who work with computers all day, it can get a bit boring to look at the same bland desktop all day long. While Windows has made some improvements to the user interface over the years, it's still the same as everyone else's in your home or office. I like to customize things, especially items I use often, and my PC is no exception. 

You can customize your desktop as much or as little as you would like with a variety of custom themes and skins found at I wan...
February 16, 2018 by Iben on Iben's blog site
Here's the skinny.

I turned a computer into a guinea pig.

For 20 months I used only a firewall, opera and firefox.

The browsers were stock and kept up to date.

The computer OS was not updated.

After the 20 months I scanned the whole computer with

updated windows defender and found nothing.

The computer works great, don't try this at home.




Background Intelligent Transfer Service

Delivery Optimization

Update Orchestrator Service

February 13, 2018 by Tatiora on tatiora
Our core marketing team here at Stardock consists of a small group of very dedicated, very busy people. Because of how many products on both the software and game side we handle on a daily basis, an organizational system is absolutely integral to our success.

Katie, our marketing operations manager, is the glue that holds our team together. Because of her diverse skill set, she tackles a lot of different tasks for our team, including keeping all of us and our individual assignments on track! ...
February 8, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl

Hey folks...saw this and am now sitting opposite the TV armed to the teeth, and stationed a sentry on the washer-dryer.

Google and Nest are now reuniting and pushing for AI on all your gadgets. Good luck with that...soon we'll all be "The Truman Show".

Anyway, I've moved to Israel and have developed an arthritis so, soon I'll be starting a biologic treatment for it...hope it works.

Thanks for the note, was much appreciated.



February 6, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Valentine’s Day is approaching and this is another good opportunity to add some related skins and themes to your Windows desktop. One of the great things about holidays is that WinCustomize usually has a great selection of ways to spruce up your desktop, from WindowBlinds skins, animated wallpapers, cursor themes, and more.

The best way to get the ultimate desktop experience is with Object Desktop. This is our suite of desktop enhancements and includes apps like WindowBlinds, DeskScapes...
January 25, 2018 by AzDude on azdude
I have used this program for years it gives you detailed information about all things your software hardware and much more including all your Stardock programs and versions info that could be helpful for Support when trying to solve problems . Print out a list of all your Program Lic. Key's in case you have to reinstall windows and your programs again . 

It's a " FREE " download

About Belarc Advisor 

" The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your install...
January 30, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Every year or so I take a look at my reoccurring monthly expenses and see what I don’t really use or need any longer. One of the biggest expenses I was tired of paying each month was the cable TV bill. I have thought about completely cutting cable before but always backed away for some reason, but it was time to finally make the cut. I was paying nearly $150 a month for cable and internet which was just ridiculous considering we just didn’t watch TV like we used to. About $10-15 of t...
I just got my new PC set up.  First new one in 3 years and it's a monster.

I mostly got it for the Core i9 which has 18 cores.  The reason for this is, basically, I compile a lot.  Most of my programming involves AI coding and that means doing lots of recompiling and running.  I highly recommend 18 cores for most people as it's wasted.

The other reason I wanted so many cores is for Nitrous/Cider work which is Stardock's new engine.  I want to make sure that Ash...
January 24, 2018 by Tatiora on tatiora
The Recap

All you really need to know is that some n00b decided to build a PC (pssst, that n00b is me!) and here’s the conclusion of the grand adventure! If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. 

The Build

First things first: we cleared the living room. This meant rolling up my rug to reduce any potential for static, vacuuming the floor well to make sure it was clean, and locking my cat Miza up in my bedroom (who did NOT appreciate that, by the way). Once we got everything...
January 10, 2018 by Tatiora on tatiora
The Intro

Let me start with a very, very important disclaimer:

I hate computers.

Well, more specifically, computers hate me. Within a week of joining the team here at Stardock, the guys in IT already knew my name and had to come down to fix computer issues multiple times. I also had a motherboard burst into flames on me once (STILL trying to figure that one out) and smoked a power supply (these occurred within months of each other), so I’m pretty sure our PC overlords have it out ...
December 28, 2017 by RedneckDude on redneckdude
Hey guys. Who is into VR?


I recently set up 2 rigs for VR. One with Oculus Rift, the other with the HTC Vive.


I'd be interested in any talk, info, discussion on either system, or maybe any other options for VR.


Pros, cons, what have you.  Got anything to say?