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Comment: Re:So what's KVM got over other virt tech? (Score 1) 58

by r3b00tm0nk3y (#43095841) Attached to: Kernel-Based Virtual Machine Ported To ARM64

"VMware is not open-source, and is pretty expensive if you need more than the basics. However it's well-supported in most circles, and its paid-license-support gets it past the PHB hurdle."

KVM is to VMware what Sendmail is to Exchange, not a drop in replacement in 99% of what people are expecting out a VM product.

Xen is tainted by its association with Citrix to me, but I wish there would be more support for Virtualbox (also tainted by corporate association, of course) since that is the most n00b friendly virtualization software and should be used in place of VMWare Player/Workstation/Fusion in most instances IMHO.

The Almighty Buck

Failed MMO APB To Be Resurrected As Free-To-Play Game 90

Posted by Soulskill
from the pennies-on-the-dollar dept.
Two months ago, we discussed news that Realtime Worlds' action MMO APB closed its doors only a few months after launch, when it became clear that player interest and subscriber numbers couldn't begin to recoup the massive development cost. A few days ago, a company called Reloaded Productions, owned by free-to-play publisher GamersFirst, acquired all the rights and assets to APB. The company plans to relaunch the game as APB: Reloaded in the first half of 2011, abandoning its unusual business model in favor of free-to-play accounts supplemented by microtransactions and premium services.

Comment: One more vote for Squeezebox (Score 2, Informative) 139

by r3b00tm0nk3y (#32143572) Attached to: When Internet Radios Get Affordable

It's worth a bit more but worth it. The cumulative benefit of the system is great, considering you can add nodes easily once its in place and sync or not sync. Especially awesome when combined with MusicIP.

TFA looks like a troll. There are actually a lot of devices out there which meet the criteria.

If you're conscious about price and have lax wireless security get find a linksys wmls11b on line. For $30-40 it can't be beat!

Google

+ - The Next Microsoft 1

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theodp
theodp writes "In this week's missive, Robert X. Cringely argues that Google is starting to look a bit like Microsoft. The search giant is learning too well from the master, says Cringely, noting that Google's launch of Goog-411 after taking a long look at investing in or acquiring Free411.com under an NDA is straight out of an old Microsoft playbook. Cringely goes on to note that Google has a problem with algorithmic optimization gone mad (seconded by Newsweek), which is wreaking havoc on some AdWords customers who may find themselves out of business before they can get Google to do the right thing. Cringely concedes that Google's inability to follow through because of IT failings may not have been learned from Microsoft — it may just be an inevitable part of having an IT monopoly."
Microsoft

+ - Microsoft HDPhoto Gets JPEG Nod to become JPEG XR->

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Tech.Luver
Tech.Luver writes "The multiple countries participating in the Joint Photographic Experts Group, which created the JPEG standard, have approved an effort to make Microsoft's HD Photo format a standard called JPEG XR, said Bill Crow, who has led Microsoft's HD Photo effort and who just took over the company's Microsoft Live Labs Seadragon imaging project. XR stands for "extended range," a reference to the format's ability to show a wider and finer range of tonal gradations and a richer color palette. ( http://techluver.com/2007/11/02/microsofts-hd-photo-gets-nod-from-jpeg-to-become-jpeg-xr/ )"
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