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Comment: Re:Hard To Imagine... (Score 1) 191

by batkiwi (#49021929) Attached to: Microsoft Trademarks "Windows 365"

It's no extra work for an IT department that isn't staffed by idiots.

Enterprise versions of windows talk to an internal key server, are managed via SCCM, and are monitored by SCOM. Changes are pushed out by group policy. There is no touching "each copy of windows" with very few exceptions.

The internal activation server is simply a compliance reporting server so that the organisation knows how many copies of windows they are ACTUALLY using, so that they don't pay for too many (or too few) EA licenses.

Comment: Re:Problem with releasing an underpowered console (Score 1) 117

Ignore 4k. That's a long ways off.

EVERY game on the ps4/xbone should have been REQUIRED to be 1080p/60fps.

If you can't achieve that, your game doesn't pass QC. If you can't achieve that, then you turn down some details.

Due to THAT I don't consider either a "nextgen" (eg 'current-gen') console.

For the same price I bought a PC (in Australia where we pay more for everything!) that can play titanfall at 1080p at 60fps with everything reasonable turned on. As well as every other game. No I don't run 16xFSAA, but I run 2-4x FXAA, 1080p/60 (without drops), 16xAF, and "most" settings turned on (games with silly options like "reflect your face in drops of dew on blades of grass" I turn off). All for $600 (same price as the xbone in AUS). I bought a few logitech wireless controllers and run steam in bigpicture mode on windows 8.1 And I also run xbmc for the full media thing.

I've owned every sony, nintendo, and MS (not that hard) console until "this" generation. My first console (bought with my own money) was an NES. My last consoles were the ps3/360/wii. I'm a HUGE console guy.

But for the next 2-4 years I think I'm "out". Maybe I'll return to the mother ship again :) I hope so!

Comment: Re:logic (Score 1) 202

by batkiwi (#46569647) Attached to: KDE and Canonical Developers Disagree Over Display Server

Jolla would like to know why the need for Mir when they have a Wayland compositor and window manager running on low-end/mid-range mobile devices with excellent (compared to other similar-spec devices) performance

I have no idea, and I don't pretend to. I was pointing out that the +5 rated comment I replied to was not insightful and was missing the point of the original article. It was talking to app developers, not framework/OS/etc developers.

Comment: Re:logic (Score 3, Insightful) 202

by batkiwi (#46568903) Attached to: KDE and Canonical Developers Disagree Over Display Server

They're saying that it doesn't matter to an app developer if you're using a middleware framework, as most developers do, because the eventual output on the display will be the same.

The reasons for introducing mir are performance, ability to run on low footprint devices, and cross device compatability.

So their point is that X11 vs wayland vs mir vs framebuffer vs blakjsrelhasifdj doesn't matter to a developer using the full QT stack. Their write their app to QT, and then developers on QT write the backend to talk to whatever the end user is using. It's more work for QT/other frameworks, but "should" be "no" more work for an app developer.

Neutrinos have bad breadth.