Monday, August 30, 2010

So Long, Farewell: AMD to Kill ATI Brand Name

Rest in Peace ATI Brand. AMD is killing off the name very soon. Their market research shows the AMD name is more well known then ATI. This did not work so well when Macy's killed off the famous Marshall Fields brand name but that's another industry and story altogether.

Future versions of Aladdin 4D will take advantage of powerful GPU's in ATI cards and NVIDIA cards.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

NVIDIA intros 3D Vision Pro for professional workstations

In October NVIDIA will introduce new professional glasses that are said to eliminate line-of-sight and crosstalk issues that often plague IR glasses used for at-home viewing applications.
The new glasses bring “true stereo 3-D to the desktop” and provide a 150ft wireless range to RF synching. The glasses were designed for modern professional workstations and multiuser, large-scale visualization environments, such as video walls and collaborative virtual environments.


When will you Imagine?

We have been trying to do a historical/where are they now article on Imagine 3D (Amiga version) but have had a tough time tracking down the original developer. First as Silver, then Turbo Silver; Imagine was an important piece of 3D rendering/animation software on the Amiga computer and was ahead of it's time. We have now reached out to CAD Technologies and requested they let us know the current status of this long lived great Amiga 3D program.

Image created by  Michael Lenz with Imagine 3D

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wall Street Journal Joins the party on Microsoft Bashing!

We stated in 2007 when this blog was started that Windows was a crippled & crusty old relic from the past and we would never sell Aladdin 4D for it. In the three years since many mainstream players have echoed the same and even gone further to say Microsoft itself is an ancient and obsolete thing from the past just wasting money and trying to me-too the computer industry with copy cat products. Their one trick pony "Windows" is showing it's age and they are out of ideas to come out of the Windows box their stuck in.

WSJ Link

The Danger of using Windows

The danger of using Windows is it's not the latest and greatest tech. If your in business, the competition you have will use everything and anything to win against you. You better believe that includes the latest and greatest hardware/software and not something old and obsolete like Windows. Even if your not in business, using Windows is no longer in fashion and the old way of doing things. Just like that computer nerd you made fun of in high school. Join the rest of the modern world and abandon old obsolete relics of the past like Windows.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Windows & Smoking

Windows is like a bad habit that you started long ago and you have been meaning to break. Sure it's not bad for your body like cigarettes are but it just might be bad for your mind. Not too long ago Microsoft said  Linux was like a cancer in the computer industry. Perhaps they are just deflecting the truth so others won't notice that Microsoft has been the cancer in the computer industry. Others allege that they have stealing ideas and calling them their own for many years. The future is about open standards Multi-platform and getting your information and applications where you want them and when you want them.

The OS won't matter so long as you can get the information that you need. Operating systems should fade into the background anyway. It's always been about the programs you want to run. That's why we are making Aladdin 4D for all platforms. We want you to be able to run it when you want, where you want and on the system you want. Of course we don't charge for the Windows version. Why would we do that to you? We want you to break the habit after all. In the future Windows will just be another dumb terminal virtual machine. You'll boot it up once in a while to run that one application that just fills a ancient certain need. The rest of the time you will forget about Windows. Like us, for the most part you will have broken the bad habit almost for good. Unlike smoking we can run Windows once and a while and it's OK, we don't have to worry about getting cancer from an OS.