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Comment: Re:Ugh (Score 5, Insightful) 252

by Shikaku (#43865329) Attached to: ReactOS 0.3.15 Released

You're missing the point of ReactOS. It's like Wine, except actually an OS. If one day Windows bites the dust you can have this project for any legacy code, if you really needed to run something, and it could be patched and maintained forever. To be fair, yes this is a hobby OS, but to say that with disdain diminishes the value of a hobby.

Comment: Re:That's a whole... (Score 4, Interesting) 395

by Shikaku (#43792615) Attached to: Xbox One: No Always-Online Requirement, But Needs To Phone Home

There was news that the new console will be able to sell your used games on the Xbox One.

I think the reason is Microsoft just wants to kill the secondhand market and gamestop and take money for themselves. I bet it's gonna be revealed and clarified that you can sell your license to the game on their marketplace and you earn a certain percentage (if they were nice it would be high like at least 70% but who knows) and you can only put that money back into the Xbox marketplace for a new game or whatever.

To stay on topic, I bet this is why it requires always online, license checking. If you sell your game but never go back online then you can have your cake and eat it too.

Comment: Re:If I were (Score 1) 125

by Shikaku (#43605711) Attached to: Move Over Apple - Samsung Files For a Patent On Page Turn

Except there are patent lawsuits everyday, about the dumbest of things between companies large and small, from patent trolls versus small and big businesses to big giants fighting each other.

Trying to argue it's not in the news everyday is a terrible example, and you know it, because news only cares about getting money, so whatever is the most interesting gets aired.

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