The TLDP is a collection of some of the most outdated info out there. I'd never point a new Linux user there. Some of those HOWTO's are seriously out of date...check the listing of HOWTO's by modification date.
He probably means Unix Graybeards, some of whom were probably amongst the early contributors to Linux (and the FSF, BSD, etc etc) No Vim without vi and Bill Joy isn't a spring chicken. No GCC without a C and Bill Kernighan is 72. You get gist of it.
Considering that in time past, it was Red Hat that was considered the distro for noobs.
If Grandma doesn't need to run Hallmark Greeting Card Creator
After all these years, there is no easy to use "Hallmark Greeting Card" or "Broderbund Print Shop" type applications for Linux.
yes there's Scribus and I suppose you could do this sort of thing in OO too, but there's no easy to set up and use: "I want to make a card" or "I want to make a Happy Birthday Banner" or "I want to make a family letterhead" type application.
So autistic spectrum then?
Also, you can hook a USB controller to a PC.
Also you can hook a USB keyboard and mouse to a console, not counting the non-usb mice and/or keyboards for earlier consoles.
I first hooked up a USB keyboard and mouse to a PS2 in 2002...back when the few Filthy PC Gamer Bourgeoisie who used gamepads were often still using inferior Sidewinders with their PC's instead of superior Dual Shocks.
So WE still win, Filthy PC Gamer! Have fun playing a single map in LoL or CS over and over.
I'm sorry, the Odyssey 1 and the various Pong machines predate the Apple 1, let alone the Microsoft/Intel/PC hegemony
It even predates the MITS Altair so don't go trotting that out.
You also might want to look at this:
For every spoiled suburban brat with affluent parents who had a Trash 80, PET or Apple II, there were 10 people with Atari 2600's.
Yes, or the Bangles cover which is a damn fine version of the song, which was used in the film"Less than Zero" thus explaining the reference.
Well you can always try to make some crappy little flash/java game that catches on or catches the eye of a big company that hires you.
But as I've said a million times, expecting to start your own company from the start is futile. Yes it happens but it's rare. You do what you have to do, you build your experience, make connections, save up resources...and then if you're lucky, then you start your own company.
And yes, I know that re-locating is problematic, but to use an analogy. If you want to be a haute cuisine chef, you don't stay in podunk...you move to a big city. It's what you HAVE to do, it's where the market is.
Go work for somebody else. Markus Persson did it, he got his start working for King...that's right, the evil Candy Crush Saga company, and JAlbum. Gabe Newell did it, working for THIRTEEN years for Microsoft. Heck even Sid Meier worked on 12 games before he ever became the "Sid Meier with his name in the title" we know now.
So quit asking how to get into the fucking industry, you've been told many times. Either you can or can't do it, and if you can't, be silent.
I think it would be interesting to research whether earlier "tech terms" were far more widely known that modern ones.
That would be interesting.
Do you really think the average person even knows what FM and AM are?
Frequency Modulation, Amplitude Modulation. And trust me, I'm no hardcore geek/nerd/maker type. Don't solder don't know what a flip-flop or NAND gate is, don't do Amateur Radio, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc etc.
Also, one set is fictitious and actually interesting, the other set we WISH were fictitious.
I don't think you're "wrong" for not wanting an Ouya. And I'm not "wrong" for not wanting a PS3.
Let me explain my side of it, hopefully better.
I see those tablet/phone style games as "mostly inferior" to the ones available on the PS3. Even Minecraft PE isn't as good as the PS3 version.
Now if you're on a phone/tablet without your PS3 around, that's a different story, you're stuck with mostly-crappy phone/tablet games...unless you got a DSfoo/PSP/Vita
But the Ouya is intended to sit in the living room next to the TV. And frankly, as a gaming machine, the PS3 is utterly superior to that Ouya. Maybe if all you want is the sort of cheap shovelware games available on phones/tablets that's okay, but when folks such as I consider them inferior...it's not.
And considering that one of the "big tips" for making Ouya a better gaming platform is connecting up a PS3's DualShock 3, installing emulators and playing Nintendo games on it...well you might forgive me for considering the thing a bad buy, even for cheap indie 2D games, compared to a PS3. And yes, there are cheap indie 2D games on the PS3.
I don't play enough games to make it worthwhile to buy one of the expensive consoles.
The "expensive" consoles get you better games.
$199, gets you a PS3, which has:
Access to a HUGE amount of games on PSN including PS3 games, PSN exclusives, PS2 remasters, PSone classics and mini's which are phone/tablet style games.
PS3 games on Disc.
PSone games on disc. Yes, PSone game discs work in ANY PS3, even the ones that can't play PS2 discs.
A 3D capable blu-ray player
An upscaling DVD Player
A CD player and ripper.
Access to video via several services: PSN, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Cinemanow, Netflix, Youtube, Hulu Plus.
An actual web browser.
Right now, the PS3 is a bargain at $199. Worth picking up if you don't have one already. Admittedly the $199 model in stores only comes with 12GB of storage, but you can upgrade the hard drive easily. Add on $49 of Playstation plus and get a TON of free high-quality games for that price.
Nobody really wanted it to play original games, they just wanted to play pirated games on emulators.
Considering how many times we saw something like the following in the old Ouya stories:
Yeah even if the Ouya store games suck, I'll be able to load up emulators for all my NES/SNES/MAME ROMS
Mice are the #1 reason PC gamers are better than console gamers.
SILENCE you Dirty Elitist PC Gamer Bourgeosie!
Before there were gaming PC's in the home, there were consoles. WE are the original superior species, not you dirty overly entitled spoiled trash wasting money on hardware instead of games. And then you do nothing but play a single free game or map over and over again and consider yourselves "athletes" or "playing an e-sport". Dirty Cheap PC Gamer Philistines! Real gamers play multiple games and genres, not just WoW, LOL, Counter-Strike or Team Fortress.
Mice are for unskilled twats with zero thumb dexterity who think they're elite for getting easy headshots. BAH, real shooters aim for center of mass, headshots shouldn't be easy, they should be HARD.
I'd rather eat a pineapple blindfolded with my hands tied behind my back than aim a gun with a joystick. THAT is why the console failed.
Id rather eat a pineapple blindfolded than move my character with a keyboard. But that is not why Ouya has issues. Ouya games are tablet/phone games, they don't need a mouse so the lack of one isn't an issue.
Geekier gaming enthusiasts use REAL computers, not an Ouya.
Geekier gaming enthusiasts use REAL consoles running BSD variants, not an Ouya or machine with That Inferior Piece of Trash Windows installed.