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Comment: Re:MAKE SOMETHING NEW! (Score 1) 159

by TheRealMindChild (#49150017) Attached to: Can the Guitar Games Market Be Resurrected?
If I were to do something, I'd focus on price/quality as opposed to volume

Absolutely. I love these games, but the instruments are complete shit. I have never once even had a drum set for these games that could handle the input fast/reliable enough for the hardcore levels. The buttons on the guitars are so far apart as if they were made to be used by Sasquatch.

Comment: Re:Attitudes (Score 3, Insightful) 223

by TheRealMindChild (#48861603) Attached to: The Current State of Linux Video Editing
Eventually I fired up a Windows machine and did it in about five minutes with some commercial trial-ware that nagged me with ads when I installed it.

The reason being that Windows is more than an OS and a collection of predictable platforms. A video on Windows is a video, accessed through the appropriate API. You don't dynamically link to half a dozen libraries, hope they are there, and crash (or demand installation) when it isn't. You install the codec and now everything can deal with it.

This is ultimately the problem with linux. There is no defined platforms anywhere. Software that wants to use anything can't ever guarantee that it will be there. They aren't part of the OS, but rather, part of the users defined installation.

C for yourself.

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