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Sims 1 vs Sims 2 vs Sims 3 vs Sims 4

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Watch the Video It's not often I get to compare 4 generations of game, but The Sims 1 vs Sims 2 vs Sims 3 vs Sims 4 is one I've found intriguing for a while, especially as it's technically on the same platform still. This video charts the Sims Evolution from it's conception with The [...]

How Does Plug & Play Work?

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It's another episode of Byte Size, and in this one I'm exploring the wonderful, wonderful world of Plug and Play.. or Plug and Pray, as it was known in the early 90s. I'm sure you can guess the reasons behind that. I had my fair share of plug and play misery and shenanigans, but in [...]

The Lost Joys of Configuring a 90s PC (repeatedly)

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Something is missing from today's society. Something deep. Something primal. Indeed, something I spent a huge chunk of my teen & pre-teen years engaging in. During the early hours of the day, through the afternoon and often through the night. Of course, I'm talking about setting up and configuring PCs. You might say that kids [...]

The Demise of Windows XP

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Windows XP has run it's duration and Microsoft have finally pulled support (I'm a bit late to this party). For those of us who are familiar with the operating system (if you're not by now, then you're even later to the party), this means very little, for everyone else it means that you don't get [...]

The Pains of Installing Windows ’98 on a “Modern” Machine

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The other day I had an urge. An urge to install Windows '98 on a machine that was made several years after 1998 and to see how easy it was (Take a look at these lovely minimum requirements!). This I feel in hindsight, was an error. Now, what I perceive to be a modern machine [...]

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