As long as you want to run a Linux Virtual Machine inside a Linux OS, you have the option of installing [VMGL] on the host and client. This doesn’t work for any flavor of Windows, but you will be able to play 3d accelerated games on your Linux VM.
After loads of searching, it turns out that Microsoft officially removed SOAP support from Visual Studio 2008 C++. The code can be added from [CodePlex]. Basically, a portion of the code became open source and was removed from Visual Studio to avoid potential legal issues in the future. This functionality is referred to as the [AtlServer]. [VS Team Studio blog] has a post about the separation being a good thing. But really, not having the web reference integrated, this sucks. Maybe [WCF] could work from unmanaged C++. No… how about [gSoap].
With the [XNA 3.0 Beta] available, it’s time to ramp up with the new version.
I learned something about RAM tonight. I put in the full 8GB of RAM into my [P5N-E] and the bios wouldn’t boot up. I read some helpful forum posts that directed me to adjust my RAM speed and voltage. Now the RAM I put in is 5-4-4-12-2 Mushkin (4 X 2G). Recommended voltage is 1.8-2.1V. This is 800MHz ram, but it needs higher voltage to run all 4 sticks. To be safe you can still run under less than 2.1V if you adjust the RAM timing to 667 MHz. I did that and it works like a charm. I’m now running Vista 64-bit with 8GB of RAM.
Okay, I picked up the [FX4710-UB802A] to replace the [FX7029E]. Now I’m in the process of backing up my files and setting up my [preferred development environment]. I was a little surprised because the ps2 keyboard was not usb and the speakers are a little bigger than the mouse. I’m a little concerned that I’ve had to repair Vista lots after [many reboots failed with a black screen], and I had to use the Norton Removal Tool to get [Norton uninstalled]. The Gateway/Vista automatic repair feature is both good and bad. Pro: it will restore your harddrive files to the last known good state. Con: That includes any external harddrives, so if you backed up any files, they will be removed (DANGER). I have 90-days for return from Sept 6th, 2008 just in case any issues arise. The [motherboard] supports up to 8GB of [DDR2 800 MHz DIMM memory] which matches the specs on my [IBUYPOWER] [Asus P5N-E]. FX4710 had some kind of boot issue that I can’t rely on. Back to the store it goes.
I stopped at Costco and tried to exchange my [FX7029E]‘s monitor with a [dead pixel]. Unfortunately, I couldn’t since the item is no longer in stock. I basically have to return my desktop before Sept. 11th. The new BATES 9000 replacement option is the [FX4710-UB802A] which comes with the next generation video card and 2 less usb slots and 1 more pci slot. I’ll have to setup my [preferred development environment] again, and backup all my stuff… And if I need to backup, I’ll need a [Backup Harddrive]. I’ve been skating on the memory edge of 4GB and need to expand to [8GB].
A bunch of my fixes, suggestions, and patches are going out with the new release of [Ogre 1.6.0].