Announcement: New Partnership with Windows on Windows

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Hi, this is Nazmus Khandaker, the associate administrator of McAkins Online. I have some great news to share with our readers. I am pleased to announce a new partnership with Windows on Windows.

Windows on Windows is a YouTube series that explores the development of Microsoft Windows operating systems. It is run by a user named MajorSky17. He takes beta builds of various releases of Microsoft Windows and does a demonstration of them through videos on YouTube.

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Experiment – Upgrading through Every Version of Windows from 1.0 to 7


We know that it is not officially possible to upgrade anything earlier than Windows XP to Windows 8, but what if we upgraded every version of Windows in order. Woud that mean that we can essentially upgrade Windows 1.0 to Windows 2.0 to Windows 3.0 all the way to Windows 8? Well, this very experiment was done, and the results will amaze you! Enjoy the experimet (video).

Source: TheRasteri App is now in the Store!


Just a few seconds ago I broke the Amazon App news, now we have the joining the Metro Party. They’ve brought their Ancestry App to the Store, and might I say, the app is beautiful and functional. Of course doesn’t need any introduction, it has been the source for many to trace their parental background and identify their gene pool. I am sure I am related somewhere to Obama, those flappy ears of his and mine are just too identical its uncanny. Now I have the tool to find out on the comfort of my couch.

Here’s the full description of the App from the Store:

Explore your family tree with the Ancestry app for Windows 8. is the world’s largest online collection of family history resources, home to more than 10 billion historical records, millions of family trees, and much more. users can now use the Ancestry app to explore their trees, view photos, discover Ancestry hints, and keep up on the latest news and resources.

Browse people in your tree
Rich photo viewing experience
Discover Ancestry hints
Jump to website


So, curious to know if you are related to Kennedy or to Napoleon? Wonder where those flappy ears or short height of yours came from? Here is the tool for you. Dive into the past with this app, it doesn’t cost you a thing. Download now from the Store via the Source link.

Source: Windows Store

Toy Soldiers Cold War: Touch Edition – Xbox Game for Windows

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The Cold War ignites when ’80s era action toys come alive and wage war! Toy Soldiers: Cold War Touch Edition delivers hours of intense combat combined with non-stop action strategy gameplay, now redesigned for tablets and touch-enabled PCs running Windows 8!Superpowers collide in this playful homage to ’80s action toys and films. Command the powerful Cold War arsenals of the USA or USSR armies, while controlling base turrets, modern combat vehicles, fighter jets, attack helicopters, and commando action figures. When not fighting in a campaign vie for the highest scores on the mini-game leaderboards, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to BLOW EVERYTHING UP!In addition to the main campaign, includied with the Windows 8 version are both the NAPALM and EVIL EMPIRE add-on campaigns from Xbox LIVE® Arcade. Fight alongside your favorite Commando again while pushing into the jungles of the Viet Cong in NAPALM and join Ivan in the fight against a rising super power in EVIL EMPIRE.Xbox LIVE® Arcade reviews for Toy Soldiers Cold War:

“”Toy Soldiers: Cold War does all of the work for you and makes those spectacular battles that you remember fighting on your bedroom floor as a child come to life.”” – Gamespot 8.5/10

“”Had we the ability to project our imagination into something real, I think the end result would have looked something like Toy Soldiers: Cold War.”” – Joystiq 4/5 star


  • • NAPALM and EVIL EMPIRE campaign add-ons from the 360 version are included in the Windows 8 Touch Edition.
  • • 17 Campaign levels , each with 5 levels of difficulty – Casual, Normal, Hard, Elite and General.
  • • 5 Survival maps with 5 different modes provide endless waves of enemies; the ultimate test of your mettle on battlefield.
  • • 8 unique Minigames – Dominate your friends’ scores on the leaderboards for each minigame!
  • • 32 different usable turrets and vehicles – take control of any turret or vehicle to change the tide of the battle in your favor.
  • • “Wavelist Rewind” checkpoints allow you to rewind the battle to replay a previous wave and destroy all of your foes.