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Comment Re:The console wars are back! (Score 1) 99

one of the best things about a steam machine is that it is as expensive as you want it to be.
you can build one, cheap as dirt and it will be just fine for a lot of games. certainly if you are into indie gaming, for example.
or you could go nuts and spend a few thousand €/$ on one.
the choice is yours.

Comment on paper (Score 1) 515

I wanted a computer so bad, but it was expensive at the time and my parents couldn't afford one. they did inlist me in a programming class, i joined as a the only kid amongst adults. this was during the boom of the 8bit home computers, so they teached basic. i started writing programs with pencil & paper because i still didn't have a computer. after a year or so, with some funding from other family members a computer was bough (a typical 8 bit, Amstrad CPC464, awesome) and i finally could type in all those programs i made! other computers followed, programming languanges changed, i evolved along.

Comment No (Score 1) 982

If you have no other choice, then upgrade to windows 10 and install the linux runtime thing.
Seriously, why are people asking these questions? Upgrade to the latest thing, it's better and more future proof.
Do you expect the next windows release to be better and remove the things you don't like about win10? Who are you kidding?
If win10 is so horrible you can't/won't use it, then it's time to move to another OS (which you probably should have done a long time ago).

Comment typical windows (Score 1) 235

I can't count the presentations i've been in where half of the time all kind of popups continue throughout a presentation. just plain horrible, and i'm saying this as a somebody watching the presentations. Lets not forget the countless pictures you can find online about info-screens/kiosks/etc. with some kind of silly popup displayed.
Why do people keep using this? Just put linux/bsd on it, with plain X and the app in full screen mode and you'll get no popups, ever.

Comment Re:'More secure' (Score 1) 127

they don't need root? now shit is really going to hit the fan.
when installing ubuntu on somebodies pc, it stays stable because they can't install any of that crap that you see every single person installing on windows. now they will be able to do so on linux too, opening the door to all kinds of nasty uncontrolled stuff.

Comment is this good for OSS? (Score 1) 120

Is this a good thing for OSS, that Snowden mentions it made what he did possible? Snowden may get thumbs up by most on this site, i believe the average joe takes the side of the government and think he's a 'terrorist'. What people know about OSS (if at all) is what MS and other companies have bombarded them with the last +10 years or so (communist, cancer, etc). So putting these two together, how will this affect the reputations of OSS more? might give the government more free play to limit OSS development.

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