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Comment: Re:Is anyone giving money to Sony? (Score 1) 254

by crafty.munchkin (#45363279) Attached to: A Playstation 4 Teardown
Which is what, 2% of the total amount of games available on Steam? Whilst I'd love them to port over a lot of the games to Linux, the reality is that the major titles that Steam has are still going to require a Windows machine to stream them to the SteamOS console. It may encourage development of games under Linux, which would be great, but at this point, SteamOS is going to require a Windows PC to run the majority of Steam games.

So in answer to your question "Who needs Windows when you have SteamOS?", I stand by my statement - SteamOS needs Windows. At this point. Let's hope it changes in future.

Comment: Re:Is anyone giving money to Sony? (Score 1) 254

by crafty.munchkin (#45362755) Attached to: A Playstation 4 Teardown
SteamOS does - to stream the games across your network to the SteamOS box that won't run natively in it... unless I've missed some major announcement that SteamOS will actually run the latest AAA style titles natively?

The Valve SteamOS page still says:

You can play all your Windows and Mac games on your SteamOS machine, too. Just turn on your existing computer and run Steam as you always have - then your SteamOS machine can stream those games over your home network straight to your TV!

Comment: Re:Welcome to the rest of the world (Score 1) 312

This guy gets it.

Why should Origin charge me $79.99 Australian for Battlefield 4 because I purchased it in the Australian Origin shop? It's $41.45 through the Origin Mexico store, and downloads from the same Origin servers. Origin Australia doesn't actually bill from Australia, and there is no GST component applied and provided to the Australian government, it just lines EA's pockets.

Comment: Re:Disable option? (Score 1) 261

by crafty.munchkin (#44982729) Attached to: Why iOS 7 Is Making Some Users Feel 'Sick'
I actually did trial it on a colleagues phone. Looked good, I liked it - definitely didn't make me feel ill - hence why I downloaded and installed it. What I didn't expect, and couldn't have reasonably been expected to know, was that using the phone with iOS7 while on the train to and from work would make feel like I'm going to chuck. I don't normally get nausea or motion sickness, I play FPS games a lot and don't get that effect - but using iOS 7 on the way to and from work really did make me feel unwell. Even with the settings for reduce motion turned on.

+ - Should Android Worry About CyanogenMod's Deal With Oppo?->

Submitted by jarold
jarold (2974817) writes "In barely a week of being incorporated, it appears that CyanogenMod has found a partner. It is beginning in its quest to become the third largest operating system in the world, after Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Steve Kondik, founder of CyanogenMod appeared in an Oppo N1 trailer, stating that he is attending the smartphone’s launch in Beijing on September 23, 2013 and hints of “exciting news ahead”.

After becoming a company, when it secured $7 million funding from Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures, it laid out a plan to become an official operating system and not just a custom Android software developer.The free and open source software has, reportedly, been installed on about eight million Android devices.
If the deal between Cyanogen Inc. and Oppo, it will boost the latter’s efforts in making it’s smartphone segment known to a wider audience. The major product lines of Oppo Electronics Corp include MP3 players, portable Media players, LCD-TVs, eBooks, DVD/Blu-ray Disc players. It entered the mobile phone venture with its flagship Find 5. A new smartphone called N1 is expected to unveil today."

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+ - MySQL community manager keeps watchful eye on database industry->

Submitted by timpryor1
timpryor1 (3172243) writes "Databases are constantly evolving which means there are always new things to learn, new skills to master, and new horizons. What makes MySQL so special is that it is ubiquitous—everyone has some MySQL somewhere in their life even if it is embedded in their network router, having their cell phone movements tracked by MySQL Cluster, their social media whims saved, or as the data store behind the content management system for their favorite hobby. And with this diversity comes new approaches and ideas."
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