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Comment Re:Nexus aren't satisfactory (Score 1) 179

The solution should be vendor independent and be driven by Google, as they make Android.
Look, i can install linux on any pc i want, the distro does not care and will just update as new packages come out.
The same thing should be done for Android, this is the only way. And it shouldn't even be that hard...

Comment Re:AMD Open Source Driver on Linux (Score 1) 148

It goes back to the beginning of computing.
I remember well on the Amiga that after a reset you could run several rippers that would pull out the gfx and music (as long as it was not overwritten) from memory of the game/demo you were playing. Later i saw similar programs in DOS for PC that did the same thing.
Does the linux kernel zero-out the bits it unallocates? I don't know and would assume not, it's an expensive operation.

Comment Motif GUI (Score 1) 352

I remember the first time i ever started gimp. It was on this OSS CD i bought (because back then, you bought your OSS software on CD because downloading was to expensive and would take to much time).
It was even worse then MS Paint, it had this Motif GUI and looked horrible, it also couldn't do much, i didn't leave it installed on my system.
Second time i tried it, there was no need anymore to buy a CD and it was included in the distro. Motif was replace by the Gimp ToolKit and Gimp itself was able to do already some nifty stuff.

Comment wii & linux (Score 1) 375

I don't know how old your kids are, but Fallout 4 is a pretty adult game, if they are old enough to play that they can save up the money to buy a ps4 themself.
Sure i used to play games rated above my age, but the worst we had in my day was mortal kombat and at that time i already was well into my teens.

My kids, they really really enjoy all that nintendo stuff. The wii is still getting a lot of playtime, sure they would like a wii u, but i don't have the spare money to spend. They are saving up for a 3 or 2DS themself, but they also still love to play in the normal DS.

Now, since you are a linux guy and you have an aging gaming pc, why not replace it with a steambox, or better build one yourself (just add the steam controller to complete the expirience). A gaming pc on-par gaming with a ps4 is cheaper to build.

Comment linux gaming = infancy (Score 1) 184

Linux gaming is in it's infancy, but in a short time things have already improved a lot.
I remember a time when windows was starting to get games, and performance was just horrible. Together with my friends we just laughed about the idea of windows as a viable gaming platform, it couldn't even touch DOS. Look at where we are now.

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