Reviews
Game Dev Tycoon review/recommendation
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Mini review/recommendation I’d written about Game Dev Tycoon on Steam: You start off as a single game dev operating out of your garage, and then slowly expand as you move to bigger office, hire more people and just grow. The game starts off in the distant past, and contains homages to major consoles & other gaming device, albeit with similar names, no doubt to avoid legal wrangles. Gameplay wise, this game will have you hooked.

Amarok 2.1 is out & Installing Amarok 2.1 on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Sathya

I was catching up on some feeds yesterday, and this piece of news caught my eye -Amarok 2.1 released{#aptureLink_chgCx0N0sk}. Being a long time Amarok fan ( heck Amarok itself was catalyst to make me use my SUSE 10.0 use full) time - I read the article with great interest.

Amarok 2 users would know that Amarok 2 series is a shadow of its old Amarok 1.4(“Amarok Classic” self) - and quite a few people still prefer Amarok classic to Amarok 2 - primararily because of Amarok’s missing support for visualizations, equalizer amongst others. I don’t use equalizers - and as for visualization - well don’t use that either.


A Look At Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Sathya

Ubuntu Gutsy has been receiving a huge amount of hype and fan fare recently, and I’ve been following Gutsy closely, from Ubuntu Fridge’s 10 Rocking Features in 10 Days to fellow bloggers and Linux users posts on Gutsy. Naturally after their Feisty launch, expectations were high(from my side). Now I’m not Ubuntu’s biggest fan(I’m a SuSE fellow, Novell haters, meh!), but I appreciate what Ubuntu has been doing for newbie Linux users in general.

I was patiently waiting for the December issue of CHIP magazine and picked it up immediately when it hit the stands, ripped apart the packaging and took out the DVD(yup, that’s right CHIP this month had a bootable DVD of Ubuntu Gutsy :D ) and started about installing it. Launching into the live environment took a good 2 minutes, uncharacteristic of Ubuntu.


Dell Inspiron 1520 Review
· ☕ 6 min read · ✍️ Sathya

Laptop Review:

As few might be knowing I've purchased a Dell Inspiron 1520. Here's a short review on it.

Laptop Specifications:

  •         <span></span>Processor: Intel Core2Duo T5250 @ 1.5 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache
    
  • Main memory: 2x1GB DDR2 667 MHz Dual Channel mode
  • HDD: Fujitsu MHW2160BH 160GB SATA
  • DVD-RW: TSSTcorp DVD+/-RW TS-L632H 8X
  • Sound Card: Intel HDA ICH8(82801)
  • Graphics Card: nvidia 8600m GT with 256MB RAM
  • NIC: BroadCom BCM4401 100
  • WiFi: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
  • Bluetooth: BroadCom BCM2045
  • System Chipset: Intel GM965
  • Expansion & Misc ports: 4xUSB, 1xIEEE1394, 1xRJ-45, 1xRJ-11, 1xVGA Out, 2xExpressCard 54, 1xHeadphone out, 1xMicrophone In, 1xMedia Card reader(SD/MMC/MS Pro).