Cities Skylines Update 1.1.0

A game that I’ve been having quite a bit of fun with has had a major update, it does break some things, but for the most part, the new features are very nice.

The biggest new feature is tunnels, which I haven’t seen in a city sim since Sim City 4.  This is very nice, since tunnelled roads appear to work in the same way as surface roads or bridges (except without those blasted support pillars) allowing you to hide some of the messes that can come up as you upgrade the roads throughout your city.

They also added an European map theme which allows you to have more interesting looking cities.

Overall it’s a very nice update, it fixes many bugs, such as ships glitching over land, and adds a few new features.

If you want more information about the update, Click Here.

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Steve Jobs is dead

The world lost a great man yesterday…  Steve Jobs, one of the co-founders of Apple, has died.

I may not have used many products made by his company, but I still do have to say that he was one of the greatest minds of his time, without him, I don’t know where computers would be today… though they probably wouldn’t be quite as far along as they are now.

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Microsoft has a new marketing campaign

Microsoft has started a marketing campaign against Apple, http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/compare/pc-vs-mac.aspx , and the Mac users don’t seem too happy.  I, myself am a Linux Person, and I remember Microsoft’s ‘Get The Facts’ campaign, which did the exact same thing to Linux, annoying lots of Linux users.  (Well they did have the top link on the Google search page for Linux…)

Looking at their new site, it appears that this time, it’s just trying to keep people that are on the fence from switching away from windows.  Those who have already switched are not likely to change back, I know that, because I switched to Linux a few years ago, and only keep Windows around for those few games that don’t run on Linux, through Wine or other means…

As time passes, I see Microsoft becoming irrelevant because everything seems to be moving to the ‘cloud’.  I like the fact that I can easily move from computer to computer without needing a flash drive, but I still like having a local copy of my data.  On the ‘facts’ that microsoft has on their site, most of them seem to do with shortcomings in their software, which requires users of other systems and programs to do workarounds, because Microsoft Products refuse to work with Mac or Linux formats, but Mac and Linux can work with Microsoft formats.

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Useful Tip of the week

Here is a program that many people will find useful.

OpenOffice.org

http://Openoffice.org

OpenOffice.org is a free office suite that can be used in the place of Microsoft® Office.  It may not have every feature of Microsoft’s Office Suite, but it has all of the features that the general computer user needs.  It has a Word Processor, Spreadsheet program, Presentation program, Art Program, and Database Program.

Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux

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