Saturday, August 29, 2009

It is time for Playstation 3 to prevail

Sony PS3 has been around for almost 3 years now. Recently Sony has lowered the list price by $100 and also discontinue the middle level version. With all capabilities it has, I suggest people who wants to buy either game station, multimedia center (BD player, Internet access box, etc.) pick up this box instead of Microsoft XBox360.

Some reasons I can think of:
- It has more powerful Cell processor than the old Intel Pentium used in XBox
- It comes with Blue-Ray drive
- It can run Linux
- The price is now more reasonable (recently Microsoft has also lowered XBox360)
- The now-still-beta Interactive (with 3D graphic) social networking software which can be downloaded for free. It is sooo cool! Think of a 3D Facebook :-)
- More game studios are producing games for PS3 more than ever.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

To make USB devices work on VirtualBox on UBuntu

-Create a group called "usbfs" and add yourself to it.

-In terminal issue the following command:

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

-In this file paste the following lines, and change the group ID according to the group ID that is shown for the group "usbfs".

# 1001 is the USB group ID
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=1001,devmode=664 0 0

-Save and close file.

-In terminal, issue the following command:

VBoxManage list usbhost

-Use the output of this command to set up the filters for USB devices under VirtualBox.