XBOX 360 vs. PS3: an in depth look

Written by Tony James

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Media Type: Since PS3 is owned by Sony and BLUray is Sony’s next high definition storage medium,repparttar PS3 games will be stored onrepparttar 149732 BLUray discs which hold approximately 54 gigs. The Xbox 360 games will be stored on Double Layer DVDs which store 9 gigs. Obviouslyrepparttar 149733 BLUray discs can store a lot more data, but atrepparttar 149734 current stage of game development, any game developed will fit just as well onrepparttar 149735 9 gig DVDs, so this is not a major factor but one that may come into play later on.

Games: When considering games, you have to look atrepparttar 149736 XBOX andrepparttar 149737 PS2. The XBOX is very popular inrepparttar 149738 US and has a few great franchise games such as Halo, butrepparttar 149739 PS2 has an international reach and several popular game franchises such as Gran Tourismo thatrepparttar 149740 XBOX has yet to beat. The XBOX 360 will need to appeal to foreign game developers and consumers to compete withrepparttar 149741 PS3. Only time will which console will haverepparttar 149742 quality of games which all of us are been expecting

Controllers: The controllers onrepparttar 149743 two systems retainrepparttar 149744 basic shape fromrepparttar 149745 original systems with some modifications. The PS3 controller hasrepparttar 149746 most dramatic change; it has a streamline shape that looks more like a stealth airplane than a game controller. The XBOX controller is basicallyrepparttar 149747 same shape asrepparttar 149748 previous system with a different color scheme. Fromrepparttar 149749 pictures released, it seemsrepparttar 149750 XBOX controller will be more comfortable and natural to use. The PS3 controller looks like it would just slip out of your hand but we will not know howrepparttar 149751 controllers feel during actual gameplay until we get our hands on them.

Tony James is an author and webmaster. He currently runs the website Freeware

What Is A Server

Written by Richard Amburn

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There different operating systems onrepparttar market. Most likelyrepparttar 149712 software on your server is running Apache on Linux, an open source product. Servers need to be secured and an open source application is more likely to be less buggy and more secure then their larger competitor Microsoft.

These servers use an interface for you to access and configure them, a control panel. Some control panels are more complicated then others. Depending how technical you are, this is a point of concern when picking a server host.

• Protocol. (FTP) To get your page onrepparttar 149713 server you need to FTP (file transfer protocol). FTP is a client (you) server application. If you created your page on your desk top, obviously to share it you would need to get it on your server. It’s also used to transfer files between your own pc to someone else’s computer.

This is a very simplistic overview of what a server host is, but I hope it will give you a basic idea how it works.

Richard Amburn

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