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Comment: Re:TeamViewer (Score 1) 247

by DMKrow (#41049799) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Options For FOSS Remote Support Software?
This is also key when you are dealing with an ISP that gives you a NAT'ed IP, instead of a real address. Mac OS X VNC was pretty limited in options (no reduced color mode to help with latency, no attach to listening client). I found having a support script that forwarded the OS X remove VNC port to a remote host to have intolerable latency. TeamViewer is not perfect, but it did mostly work to support a remote Mac better than any other solution I tried.
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Steam UI Update Beta Drops IE Rendering For WebKit 244

Posted by Soulskill
from the what-a-coincidence-with-battle.net-in-beta-too dept.
Citing massive growth in their user base ("25 million users, 1000+ games, 12 billion player minutes per month, and 75 billion Steam client minutes per month"), Valve unveiled a revamped UI for Steam on Tuesday, opening the beta test to anyone who wants to try it out. There are many changes, and an increased focus on social features: "Right from within your own game Library, you can now track which of your friends plays each game or invite them to play one with you. Before you've even bought a game, knowing whether your friends play it is one of the most useful pieces of information to have. So on the store homepage, there's a new listing of what your friends have bought or played lately." Tracking games and achievements have both gotten simpler, and Valve has dropped the Internet Explorer rendering engine in favor of WebKit. An enterprising user also found files that may indicate the existence of an OS X Steam client.

Comment: Re:I hope the wrong lesson isn't drawn... (Score 1) 313

by DMKrow (#28453911) Attached to: Atari Sub-Sub-Contractor Used ScummVM For Wii Game
To be more correct, companies need to be careful how they use external code. GPL is unfairly picked on; when violating the terms of use for any code (free or commercial) is a bad move. How can they dissallow open source? That has to be a mistake, I doubt that the Wii SDK is devoid of any BSD/Apache/whatever source.

Comment: Re:Not a problem (Score 1) 361

by DMKrow (#27426823) Attached to: Google Bans Tethering App From Android Market
I believe that Google has restored access to the tether apps outside US. Funny thing, the app mentioned is still available for download from code.google.com in apk form. If you can root the phone you can certainly find these programs. There is even a version tracking app for programs outside the market to alert you for updates. Pulling an app from the market only carries weight for paid apps.

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