Sunday, September 14, 2008

Casual Gamer Hardware Statistics

Unity Technologies have been kind enough to publish the hardware statistics gathered by their web player.

There is some suprising information in there.

  • 45% of players have two CPU's.

  • 45% of players < 1GB of RAM.

  • The majority of players are running a screen resolution of 1024x768

This kind of information is _invaluable_ for independent game devs.

Thanks for the stats UT!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Google will own the web.

Google have finally announced they are releasing a browser. After years of speculation, it is here.

Unfortunately, I'll have to wait some time before I can check it out:
"Google said it's still working on versions compatible with Apple Inc.'s Mac computer and the Linux operating system."

Monday, September 01, 2008

XPS M1330 vs Macbook Pro

Last week my XPS M1330 was repaired (after I dropped it!).

I've been using a Macbook Pro 15 inch for that last few months while I procrastinated about calling Dell to get the XPS repaired. I also need the MBP for Unity and other graphical work.

I have to say, going back the XPS (with Ubuntu) is like a breath of fresh air. It's nicer to type on, has page up page down keys, a brighter screen. Using Ubuntu also feels much cleaner. I can't explain "cleaner", but it just feels that way compared to OS X. I know I can run Ubuntu on the MBP, but I thought I should give OSX a fair go. I'm pretty sure that I'll start using Ubuntu again for web and server code development, and leave the MBP for Unity and other graphical work.

It's really hard to get used to two different laptop keyboards though. :-)

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