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OpenOffice Vs. Google Apps 336

Posted by timothy
from the google-apps-works-pretty-well-for-me dept.
jammag writes "Both OpenOffice and Google Apps are free, so the choice is purely down to which is better. Bruce Byfield, after looking at both, concluded, 'comparing Google Apps to OpenOffice.org is like clubbing a staked-out bunny — Google Apps is so far behind that the whole exercise seems like an exercise in pointless cruelty.' Ouch, that hurts."
The Almighty Buck

Vital Parts of Games As DLC? 446

Posted by Soulskill
from the drm-by-any-other-name dept.
Epic Games president Michael Capps did an interview recently with GamesIndustry, and he had some interesting things to say about the future of downloadable content, and how it will affect the retail games market. He also discussed the trend toward social gaming, and Epic's plans in that regard. Quoting: "I'm not sure how big it is here [in Europe], but the secondary market is a huge issue in the United States. Our primary retailer makes the majority of its money off of secondary sales, and so you're starting to see games taking proactive steps toward that by ... if you buy the retail version you get the unlock code. I've talked to some developers who are saying 'If you want to fight the final boss you go online and pay USD 20, but if you bought the retail version you got it for free.' We don't make any money when someone rents it, and we don't make any money when someone buys it used — way more than twice as many people played Gears than bought it."

Comment: Re:old hat (Score 1) 68

by abandonment (#24284479) Attached to: Selling Online with Drupal e-Commerce

Drupal 6 is absolutely unsupported by the rest of the community so far, so it's a nice 'playground' more than anything worth actually developing a site on. Until the majority of Drupal 5 modules work with 6, Drupal 5 will continue to be 'the way to go' for the vast majority of users.

Unfortunately I didn't figure this out until well after beginning to experiment with 6, but once we got rid of that and went back to 5, Drupal has been a HUGE improvement over the nightmare that zencart and open-commerce are.

Still not perfect, but a billion times better.

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