I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, "I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!" I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell - "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
I would love to support your cause, but I need to ask you a question. What is the linux equivalent of this "go to your windows" step?
I would think Linux already has taken #2 if you include Android game apps.
The article specifically mentioned PC Gaming. Yes you can run android and play android games on your PC if you want to, but I bet the number is insignificant
Think of something more like the Arab Spring vs the Civil War. Maybe i'm being optimistic, but I can't see the US army rolling tanks through the streets to quash widespread revolt. In the US. Killing US civilians.
Arab spring is civil war. It's just named differently since it was backed by the west
There is a white knight saving us from Google domination while still firmly grounded in the Android camp: Cyanogenmod. They're starting to ship presintalled in devices, now. I hope it's an ongoing trend, since the true power of open source is the ability to fork. And if more and more closely related forks appear, Google will want to keep everything compatible with its Play Store, which will halt its gradual proprietarization (eh?) of Android.
The pre-installed Cyanogenmod on the Oppo N1 is Google certified, akin to TouchWiz on Samsung, Sense on HTC, or Timescape on Xperia, and not exactly a fork.
Patlabor! I just want to know if the robot was named "Griffin."
SCHAFT's Type J9 code name is "Griffon"
Don't worry, your tv will most likely run some sort of linux distro
is, not was
Still nearest neighbor? Of course. Still most important regional neighbor? Hmmm... maybe?
Probably true, just a bit worried since it ships with 12.04 which is almost two years old. 13.10 would be a better choice to get a more useful version of Unity.
12.04 is the current LTS, and will be supprted and patched until 2017. Alternatively, almost any hardware that is supported on 12.04 will run just fine on 13.x, with maybe certain AMD cards as an exception, but that has nothing to do with ubuntu
Matrox dabbled, but never got close to a cost efficient gaming card, really IMO... the closest they came was the G400 IIRC. That was the era when you could possibly claim there were 4 competing vendors. Soon after, Matrox left the market to concentrate on 2D, and 3dfx dissapeared up their own arse. I'm not sure who the other 2 you are alluding to are.... SiS, VIA?
3DLabs? PowerVR? Rendition? Granted, most of them only released 2-3 generations worth of graphic chips, but they did gave us options back then. I remembered the how PowerVR delivered competition when they released the Kyro after the success of PowerVR2 on DreamCast
An entire country locked in a mexican standoff, that sounds nice.
Or could this actually be a new type of standoff entirely? The American standoff?
You guys did it at worldwide scale back then. Remember the cold war?