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Microsoft Windows Vista Unveiled by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 10. Windows Vista and Gaming

IN THIS CHAPTER

The Game Explorer

ESRB Game Ratings

Parental Controls for Games

Gaming and WinSAT

DirectX 10

In his 2005 book What the Dormouse Said, journalist John Markoff describes how the 1960s counterculture gave rise to and shaped the personal computer industry. At one point, he tells the story of how engineers at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL) decided to create their own version of Spacewar, the world’s first computer game (invented by MIT hacker Stephen Russell in 1962). SAIL used a time-sharing system in which a number of terminals competed for the resources of a single minicomputer, and this often caused the Spacewar screen to freeze while it waited for processor ...

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