Aion 3.0

Debian Squeeze FTW

Recently my laptop battery was being drained too fast in Windows 7. I looked into this and it seemed windows was very efficient with its power management but the problem was my installation was too bloated with additional software and background services that it was eating up too much processor time.

So i decided to install a clean dual boot os which would hopefully have a minimal footprint and not eat up all my battery. And since most of the software i use can also be used in Linux in one way or the other i decided to give it a try.

First i tried Ubuntu 11.04. using its windows installer. This causes it to be installed like a software into windows and dual booting is setup where all the Linux files are stored in a virtual hard disk in one of the windows partitions. This works quite well but the only problem i found is i really did not like the new unity interface. But the good part was everything works out of the box. And i did get stuck once and had to reboot, i think it was compiz but not sure.

Next i installed Open SUSE 11.4. Cause i read on linux.com that its the best distro for laptops. The problem here was i really hate the rpm package management system. And was hoping this OS would be worth the trouble. But after trying to install a few software  here and there. It felt awkward not having the power of Debian package management. And somehow I managed to break my GUI after trying to install ATI Driver. So was left with a shell prompt in the end. It was fixable but i decided to go for the fail-safe distribution.

Finally installed Debian 6 (Squeeze), everything worked out of the box. I actually use Debian 5 (Lenny) on my VPS web host server as its knows for its exceptional stability, but haven’t recently tried it on a laptop. I had to do a bit of additional installes before it looked as fancy as Ubuntu. ATI Driver install went smoothly as well. Now with multiple work spaces and compiz expo its so easy working on multiple tasks at once. Almost a 200-300% increase in multitasking management.

So my conclusion is for day to day use Linux is actually easier to use than Windows if you have it setup right. Some distros like Ubuntu are already configured for this. If your new to Linux then Ubuntu is a great start. But for me i think i will stick with Debian because it comes with a more clean install than Ubuntu and it does not have the annoying Unity.

Lord Of Ultima

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STORY OVERVIEW

Set in the legendary Ultima universe, the game takes you to the new world of Caledonia, formed from the remains of Sosaria which was shattered into countless islands.
You start your journey with a humble village which you grow over time into a mighty and prosperous capital. On your path to glory you will have to expand your power by creating additional cities, exploring new continents and forging a vast empire.
You must master the art of diplomacy and trade as well as the military activities of spying, plundering, attacking and sieging enemy cities to finally become the mighty and feared Lord of Ultima.

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GAME FEATURES

  • Deepest gameplay experience in the genre – You can customize your city in ways never seen before in this genre. Choose among 27 building types. Place and combine them strategically to maximize their effectiveness.
    For example, place woodcutters and a sawmill next to a forest to maximize the collected resources or build a training ground next to your barracks to increase your recruitment speed.
  • A quest book full of interesting missions will guide you through exploring all the strategic possibilities Lord of Ultima has for you.
  • Plunder dungeons and defeat mighty bosses to win their treasures.
  • Choose your personal path to glory – Prosper as a peaceful merchant by trading resources over land or by sea and using diplomacy.
    Or become a feared conqueror, by creating mighty armies of knights and mages to crush your enemies.
  • Forging alliances with other players will help you in your ultimate quest.
  • Lord of Ultima looks stunning – Lord of Ultima is the best looking game in its genre. Cities offer unseen level of detail and are packed with numerous animations. For comfortable navigation, players can zoom into their city as well as explore the lands of Caledonia in the region view.
  • Empire building for everyone – You don’t have to be an expert in strategy games to enjoy Lord of Ultima. Easy to learn but difficult to master, the game was designed to be fun for everyone. There is no registration required to play. Once in the game, an extensive tutorial will guide you through your first steps.
  • Play4Free, runs in a browser – Lord of Ultima is a free game, accessible from your browser: No download or installation is needed.

http://www.lordofultima.com/en/game

 

Revenge of the Titans

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At first they came from the skies. In the ensuing war, Earth was laid waste, but we had won…

But that was just the first strike – now the invasion has landed! Defeat the returning Titan horde in a series of epic ground battles, save the Earth, again, and command the counterstrike against their homeworld!

Construct and command your ground defences in a series of increasingly massive battles across the solar system, in our frenetic arcade mash-up of Real Time Strategy and Tower Defence!

Take a visit to R&D to discover the latest technology, then build a network of blaster turrets, rocket launchers and laser cannon, explosives, barricades and shield generators, refineries and reactors, and send forth your own droid army to battle the invading alien forces!

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http://www.puppygames.net/revenge-of-the-titans/