Category: windows

ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit!

It has several ‘Modes’, each one for performing a different task:

  • Read – Read a disc to an image file
  • Build – Create an image file from files on your computer or network – or you can write the files directly to a disc
  • Write – Write an image file to a disc
  • Verify – Check a disc is 100% readable. Optionally, you can also have ImgBurn compare it against a given image file to ensure the actual data is correct
  • Discovery – Put your drive / media to the test! Used in combination with DVDInfoPro, you can check the quality of the burns your drive is producing

ImgBurn supports a wide range of image file formats – including BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI.

It can burn Audio CD’s from any file type supported via DirectShow / ACM – including AAC, APE, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, MPC, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA and WV.

It supports Unicode folder/file names, so you shouldn’t run in to any problems if you’re using an international character set.

ImgBurn supports all the Windows OS’s – Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and 2008 (including all the 64-bit versions). If you use Wine, it should also run on Linux and other x86-based Unixes.

It’s a very flexible application with several advanced features that are often lacking in other tools, especially when it comes to burning DVD Video discs. It supports all the latest drives without the need for updates (including booktype / bitsetting / advanced settings on many of the major ones – i.e. BenQ, LiteOn, LG, NEC, Plextor, Samsung, Sony).

There is an image queue system for when you’re burning several images (which you can automatically share between multiple drives if you have more than one) and an easy-to-use layer break selection screen for double layer DVD Video jobs. The Automatic Write Speed feature allows you store your favourite burn speed settings on a per ‘Media ID’ basis, right down to a drive by drive level. Data captured during the burn (write speed, buffer levels etc) can be displayed / analysed using DVDInfoPro.

Whilst ImgBurn is designed to work perfectly straight out of the box, advanced users will appreciate just how configurable it is.

Oh and let’s not forget the best thing about it…. it’s 100% FREE 😉



Medal Of Honor: Airborne



BioShock is the “genetically enhanced” first person shooter that lets you do things never before possible in the genre: turn everything into a weapon, biologically mod your body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade your weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques in an incredible and unique underwater city.

You are a cast-away in Rapture, an underwater Utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces, and hunted down by genetically modified “splicers” and deadly security systems, you have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. No encounter ever plays out the same, and no two gamers will play the game the same way.

BioShock is loaded with some of greatest, most modifiable weapons to ever blast their way into a shooter. But guns alone won’t be enough to defeat the devious AIs of Rapture. There are literally hundreds of other strategies players can use to take out his enemies. Here’s just a few things you can do a foe:


  • Catch his Grenades in Mid Air and Toss Them Back at Him
  • Freeze Him Solid and Shatter Him with Smack of your Wrench
  • Lead him and his comrades to water and Zap them all with 1000 Volts
  • Burn Him Up With Home-Made Molotov Cocktails
  • Booby Trap Healing Machines and Watch Them Blow up IN his Face
  • Brainwash Him to Become Your Personal BodyGuard
  • Invent your own Ammo Types to Prey on his Vulnerabilities
  • Turn his own Security System Against Him
  • Light Him on Fire and Launch Heat Seeking Missiles At him
  • Torment Him with Plagues of Insects
  • Take Research Photos of Him to Learn his Weaknesses
  • Send Him Flying into the Ceiling to Knock him Senseless

System Requirements:

  • Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista
  • Optical Drive: DVD-ROM
  • CPU Speed: Minimum-Pentium 4 2.5 GHz (single core) Reccommended-Intel Core 2 Duo Or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • Disk Space: 8GB
  • Display:DirectX 9.0c compliant card with 128 MB RAM
    (NVIDIA 6600/ATI X1300 or better, excluding ATI X1550), Must support Pixel Shader 3.0
  • Memory (RAM): 1GB-2GB

Release name: Bioshock.DVD9-ONEHiTWONDER
Size: 1 DVD9, 6.05 GB
Protection: SecuROM
Genre: FPS (FirstPersonShooter)
Filename: bs-ohw

Reviews, info: Gamespot, IGN
NFO: Here
Homepage: Here
Developer, Publisher: Irrational Games, 2K Games


Bioshock working crack

Release Name: Bioshock.Real.CrackOnly.Working-Darkcoder
Size: 16.72 MB
Protection: SecuROM
Filename: N/A
Links: Homepage, NFO, Torrent, Crack


Levy: You also talk about improved security in Vista.

Gates: Yes, although security is a [complicated concept]. Youre [referring to] the fact that there have been some security updates already for Windows Vista. This is exactly the way it should work. When somebody comes to us [after discovering a vulnerability] weve got [a fix] before there is any exploit. So its totally according to plan, and thats why we have the whole Windows Update thing. We made it way harder for guys to do exploits. The number [of violations] will be way less because weve done some dramatic things [to improve security] in the code base. Apple hasnt done any of those things. (…) Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine.

Read the whole interview with bill gates

Hoje, finalmente, saiu o muito esperado e aguardado Windows Vista. Aps anos de espera eis que finalmente muita gente vai poder por as mos neste “objecto de desejo”.

Para mim, utilizador de linux desde h vrios anos (a minha primeira distro foi o Red Hat 6.3), sempre reconfortante ver pessoas na televiso a dizerem que esto porta da loja desde as 6 da manh, para poderem comprar o to ansiado produto da microsoft.

Vista makes me sad

Five years for a chrome-plated turd

By Charlie Demerjian: tera-feira 30 janeiro 2007, 10:06

VISTA WILL LAUNCH today with fanfare, parties, hypocrisy, hollow promises and tame reviews. For me, it is something different, it makes me sad. MS will tell you that Vista is the next great thing in every way, it took billions of dollars to develop, millions of man-hours, and undoubtedly will be the best selling OS ever launched. The problem is that Vista brings almost nothing to the table that can’t be described by as three year old as “shiny”.

Let’s look at it this way, ask yourself what good new features Vista brings to the table. Most will respond that it has Aero Glass, a really pretty UI. How may other things does it bring that are positives? I can’t honestly think of one, and I’ll bet if you ask the next ten people you run into, they won’t be able to tell you any either.

Repeat the same exercise in the negative, what bad new things does Vista bring? Massive crushing DRM infections, unacceptable licence terms, bloated hardware requirements, and a list of cut features long enough to paper your bathroom. To be fair, the next ten people you ask probably won’t know that part either.*

So the fanfare will happen, people will swoon for all they are bribed to swoon for, the tech journalist community is too heavily dependent on MS marketing dollars to say anything more than a tepid condemnation, and the expected show will go on. It will be spun as a huge success, and the MS monopoly will roll on.

As I said before, to me this is a sad thing. Why? MS, possibly the richest most powerful and recognised company on the planet gave us Vista. They can buy governments to quash lawsuits, bend large companies with a mere audit, and co-opt technologies with the writ of a lawyer, and all we get is a shiny UI?

If this is all the billions, man-hours and years brought, what was the point? We get a bloated, DRM infected rights removal tool that advances the state of the art to where Apple was the better part of a decade ago, and we are supposed to call this progress? Puh-leeze.

MS is in a rut. The firm has cowered, co-opted or bought all the critics, and any message coming out of the press will be well scripted. Possibly the last big OS ever made is going to be a chrome plated turd, no one has the guts to say it, everyone will pretend it is great because everyone pretends it is great.

Vista could have been innovative instead of warmed over. Vista could have defended our rights instead of raping them. Vista could have been lean and mean instead of bloated and DRM slowed. Vista could have brought new ways of doing things instead of the same old same old. Vista could have been cheaper instead of a stealth price increase. Vista could have pioneered new ways of letting us use computers instead of activated tethers and licence problems. Vista could have been compatible and advanced standards instead of breaking software in the name of locking you in.

Guess what?

See why I am sad?**

I think we would have been better off if MS packed it in and spent the money on the moon shot they are so fond of making comparisons too. We would have gotten shiny there also, without the handcuffs, and we would not have had to lie to our office mates about how much we love it. Are you sad now too?

* If anyone does actually do this, please keep track and tell me what people say, I really want to know.

** I had Vista Beta 2 on my laptop and I was thoroughly unimpressed. I put RC2 on the 4×4 I have here, and was thoroughly unimpressed. I read the licence for release and got very scared. Until MS puts out a version that does not require activation and will never phone home without my express consent, I won’t be impressed by the release version.