leppi writes: Nvidia has announced the steam beta for linux should be out today. They also annouced an increase in performance thanks to Valve and other partner contributions to the driver.
Nvidia said “Steam gaming platform that officially opened to gamers today” while announcing new Linux-optimised version of the R310 drivers for its GeForce graphics chips, including the new GTX 600 series. According to the chip maker, the drivers “double the performance and dramatically reduce game loading times” of Linux games — at least if a test comparing the new code with version 304.51 while running Valve’s Left 4 Dead 2 beta is anything to go by.
leppi writes: Microsoft seems to be trying to top their sweat stained embarrassments of the past. Their latest is a rather tasteless promotion of their Azure cloud services at the Norwegien Developers Conference 2012. If you can suffer through the dancing girls and the awkward dance-techno-rap-hip-hop mess of a song, it gets worse. The lyrics at one point mention "The words MICRO and SOFT don't apply to my P****S", further demonstrating how clueless the software giant is about it's target audience and what decade it is — or maybe it was just a failed attempt to be ironic. Either way, the crowd at the event didn't appear to be impressed (you can hear some light boos as the video cuts away), and the internets have been flinging some harsh words in the aftermath.