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Comment: Re:"as a Service" = you have to buy it Every Year? (Score 2) 152 152

All they need to do is to ask their nerd friend.

- Raawh! Windows subscription payment! What is this rubbish? I'm not paying anything! Joe, can you do something about this?
- There is Ubuntu, which is free.
- Good. Is that the Linux thingy?
- Well, technically it is GNU/Linux. You see, Linux is only the...
- Whatever! Does it come with Internet?
- Sure.
- Ok. Here's my laptop. Can you install Ubanto for me?
- It will take only few moments.
- Thanks, kid. I'll buy you some beer.

Comment: Re:"as a Service" = you have to buy it Every Year? (Score 1) 152 152

I do not suspect so. People are used to getting Windows bundled with their computers. If those people suddenly have to start paying for Windows, they would get annoyed and start digging deeper for free alternatives. Eventually they would find Ubuntu and that would begin to hurt Microsoft's business.

+ - North Korean Biochemical Expert Flees to Finland->

An anonymous reader writes: A North Korean expert on biochemical weapons defected to Finland last month, carrying gigabytes of human experiment results with him, claims a source. The 47-year-old researcher, identified only by his surname Lee, at a microbiology research center in Ganggye, Chagang Province, bordered by China to the north, fled to the European country on June 6 via the Philippines, said the source from a North Korean human rights group. "His ostensible reason for defection is that he felt skeptical about his research," the source told Yonhap News Agency. Lee held a data storage device with 15 GB of information on human experiments in order to bring North Korea's inhumane tests to light. The North Korean defector will give testimony before the European parliament later this month.
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Comment: Crickets chirping for DOSBox (Score 1) 52 52

In a recent LateBlt video, there's some interesting rambling about DOSBox and its forks. Long story short, the development of the main branch has halted a long time ago, although it works pretty well already. However the DOSBox Daum fork is alive and offers things like save states.

+ - Retro City Rampage Getting a DOS Version->

jones_supa writes: There is an indie game port in works which certainly cracks a smile on one's face. Vblank Entertainment is bringing Retro City Rampage — its homage to 8-bit games and Grand Theft Auto — over to one of the influential gaming operating systems of all time: DOS! Retro City Rampage 486 is a port of Retro City Rampage DX, an enhanced version of the game featuring a story mode, arcade challenges, and free roaming. As the name suggests, if one wants to run the game natively, a beefy 486 CPU is required, along with 3.7 MB of disk space and 4 MB of RAM. But of course, DOSBox can be used as well. A release date for the DOS version of the game is not yet known.
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+ - People Are Obtaining Windows 7 Licenses To Get Cheap Windows 10->

jones_supa writes: Windows 7 has quickly started increasing its market share of desktop operating systems, nearing 61%. If you are wondering how come this is happening when Windows 10 is almost here, the reason is a simple trick people are using. Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade for those running Windows 7 and 8, and the new OS will have the exact same hardware requirements as its predecessor, so the majority of PCs should be able to run it flawlessly. Because Windows 7 was launched in 2009, a license is more affordable than for Windows 8, so many users are switching to this version to take advantage of the Windows 10 free upgrade offer.
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