I second this. Add to it that companies do Steam only releases. I can't buy games for the kids and let them all play different games at once on less I create a separate account for each game. (Even for single player games!) I have 3 computers but the kids have to serialize game time.
This call-home DRM only makes PC gaming worse. The publishers say piracy is what is killing their market. At this point I wouldn't cry if it would finally just die. Then they might be replace by something that doesn't punish the consumer.
I have to disagree. I'm not looking to give free stuff to friends.
Without steam, I can buy 2 games and play one one my computer while my son plays the other on the family computer. I cannot do that with this 'sharing' plan.
It is not useful to me. Steam is still a pain when making purchases for the household.
It's somewhat like the Stasi.
The effects were chilling.
Oh wait! I just just had a brilliant idea to help reverse Global Warming!
Hmm, I just walked across my design company's open-plan office floor and saw a Mac Pro under every desk and not a single fanboi was found.
Well, of course not. They're all getting ready for WWDC next week. You'll lose them again in September when they lineup for the new iPhone. I hear it has a better camera.
Perhaps I missed something. Is the W3C defining an ABI for web browser plugins? And do they think they can provide a way to prevent the user from inserting code between the plugin and video driver?
I thought the W3C only defined the document formats and network protocols. Failure to define an ABI will prevent the ability to implement a "standard" browser independent plugin. Failure to to lock down the full path from he html5 API to the video driver in proprietary code will render any DRM ineffective.
This is a feeble attempt to relabel the current state of affairs with its incompatible, insecure closed plugins as "standard". Nothing meaningful is being standardized and it does not increase in portability or accessibility of any content.
A backend-agnostic toolkit such as Qt will be an equal citizen on X11, Wayland, Mir, Win32, OS X, Android, Haiku. It should be possible to run the same binary on the same host selecting X11 or Wayland as a backend by loading the appropriate
Is this going to work as well as using SDL to select between Alsa & Pulseaudio? If so, then I think Microsoft still be able to maintain a monopoly on the desktop with Windows 8.
So at what point does such software 'depend' on Wayland? * When a vendor statically links a binary against Wayland? - complain to the vendor, you're paying for it.
... and the vendor will say "Fine, but we will only support the most bloody bleeding edge version of Ubuntu" to avoid multi-distribution shared library dependency hell. And once they've done that, they might as well only support Mir.