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Valve's Steam & Games Coming To Linux

GuerillaRadio Re:Steam Box OS is Linux? (224 comments)

Shuttleworth recently said the target for Ubuntu was 200 million users in four years and hinted at some upcoming hardware partnerships...

What if the SteamBox's official OS is going to be Ubuntu and Steam is to be heavily integrated into Unity?

more than 2 years ago
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Do you take a print newspaper at home?

GuerillaRadio Not really a newspaper... (316 comments)

I get the New Scientist weekly instead. It contains much more interesting news and articles, and I continue to read bits of it all week which I don't tend to do if I ever buy a Sunday paper.

more than 3 years ago
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Zero Install Project Makes 1.0 Release

GuerillaRadio Works well (82 comments)

Just installed Firefox 4.0.1 on Debian Squeeze seconds after reading about this. Seems like a good way to get updated apps on a stable base.

more than 3 years ago
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Linux Desktop Summit Program Announced

GuerillaRadio Re:Interesting times (121 comments)

I think I must be a desktop Luddite, because none of the new developments you mention appeal to me at all, with the possible exception of Wayland. I'm now running Debian 6 with XFCE after years of running Ubuntu (since it started in fact - I was running Debian Unstable before then and this new Ubuntu was just that with some bugs ironed out and some polish).

more than 3 years ago
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Revolution of the Science Fiction Authors

GuerillaRadio Re:BBC for SciFi? (292 comments)

The last Brit sci-fi I remember that was any good was Red Dwarf back in the '80s, and that was Channel 4.

Nope, was BBC 2 in fact. Later, Dave.

It's been downhill with science in general at the beeb since Tomorrow's World was canceled...

more than 3 years ago
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'Free' H.264 a Precursor To WebM Patent War?

GuerillaRadio Re:Patented Standards (204 comments)

Unfortunately it's going to be harder for Free software going forward. Try writing an opensource point-of-sale or e-commerce program that can directly process credit cards. You can't without spending around $20,000 for PA-DSS auditing. And I see more of these types of industry barriers to entry popping up.

It won't be harder, it will be impossible - it destroys the mechanism of Free / Open Source software. The way you put it is as if the rise of FOSS is just some kind of unfortunate minority part of the computing world that will be affected, rather than one of the most important, game changing event in the recent history of computing.

more than 4 years ago
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'Free' H.264 a Precursor To WebM Patent War?

GuerillaRadio Patented Standards (204 comments)

It seems an obvious requirement now to me that any 'international standards', as H.264 is described in TFA, should not be written by a consortium that have a collection of patents on the only possible implementation of the standard!

I'm not sure how this would be ensured - maybe the same consortium that pool the defensive patent pool for Linux could start a standards body based around this simple idea.

more than 4 years ago
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Everything You Need To Know About USB 3.0

GuerillaRadio SuperSpeed USB... (322 comments)

...seriously? Will USB 6.0 be super-hyper-megaspeed USB?

more than 4 years ago
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Steam Not Coming To Linux

GuerillaRadio Re:Not ready as a gaming platform (520 comments)

http://www.techdirt.com/blog/entrepreneurs/articles/20100518/0844299463.shtml

"The other interesting tidbit, as many noted, is that despite suggestions from some that the "open source" world are folks who "just want stuff for free," the average amount paid by Linux users ($14.52) was significantly higher than those paid by Mac ($10.18) or Windows ($8.05) users."

more than 4 years ago
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Steam Not Coming To Linux

GuerillaRadio Humble Indie Bundle (520 comments)

Humble Indie Bundle - so many Linux gamers bought this that several of the titles in it were even open sourced! This is where the Linux gamers have been shown to be supportive and vote with their wallets when native games are released. Who needs Steam - not me!

more than 4 years ago
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Survey Says To UK — Repeal Laws of Thermodynamics

GuerillaRadio Re:First Law? (208 comments)

The first law of Thermodynamics is that YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT THERMODYNAMICS!

more than 4 years ago
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Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?

GuerillaRadio Re:For starters... (1095 comments)

Indeed, don't forget libraries too! Libraries.

more than 4 years ago
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Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?

GuerillaRadio Internet kiosks? (1095 comments)

Would I be better off not bringing my laptop and just using Internet kiosks (do they exist in London?)

What are these kiosks of the inter-net you speak of?
Why, here in blighty the modern mode of communication is the telegraph, which we run using steam, dontyouknow!

more than 4 years ago
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After 8 Years of Work, Be-Alike Haiku Releases Official Alpha

GuerillaRadio Re:This would be really great news... (411 comments)

Haiku is free, as in speech. That adds to its meaningfulness quite a bit I think.

more than 5 years ago
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After 8 Years of Work, Be-Alike Haiku Releases Official Alpha

GuerillaRadio Re:8 years is a long time (411 comments)

I care, as does anyone who remembers operating systems that were responsive to user interaction first and foremost

I feel in full control of BeOS and Haiku (also AmigaOS) and there's a lot of things that it gets right that Windows, Mac and Linux still fail to do between them. There's something kind of indefinable 'fun' about the OS as well..

more than 5 years ago

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Ubuntu to switch to systemd

GuerillaRadio GuerillaRadio writes  |  about 8 months ago

GuerillaRadio (818889) writes "Following the decision for Debian to switch to the systemd init system, Ubuntu founder and SABDFL Mark Shuttleworth has posted a blog entry indicating that Ubuntu will now follow in this decision. "Nevertheless, the decision is for systemd, and given that Ubuntu is quite centrally a member of the Debian family, that’s a decision we support. I will ask members of the Ubuntu community to help to implement this decision efficiently, bringing systemd into both Debian and Ubuntu safely and expeditiously.""
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Doctorow: The coming war on general-purpose comput

GuerillaRadio GuerillaRadio writes  |  more than 2 years ago

GuerillaRadio (818889) writes "Cory Doctorow's keynote at 28C3 was about the upcoming war on general-purpose computing driven by increasingly futile regulation to appease big content. "The last 20 years of Internet policy have been dominated by the copyright war, but the war turns out only to have been a skirmish. The coming century will be dominated by war against the general purpose computer, and the stakes are the freedom, fortune and privacy of the entire human race. ""
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Ubuntu Linux heads to smartphones, tablets, and sm

GuerillaRadio GuerillaRadio writes  |  more than 2 years ago

GuerillaRadio (818889) writes "Mark Shuttleworth is to announce that Canonical will be taking Ubuntu Linux to smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Orlando, FL starting today. Shuttleworth said, “This is a natural expansion of our idea as Ubuntu as Linux for human beings. As people have moved from desktop to new form factors for computing, it’s important for us to reach out to out community on these platforms. So, we’ll embrace the challenge of how to use Ubuntu on smartphones, tablets and smart-screens.”"
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Barnes & Noble Charges Microsoft with Misusing

GuerillaRadio GuerillaRadio writes  |  more than 3 years ago

GuerillaRadio (818889) writes "From Groklaw: "Microsoft has a scheme, Barnes & Noble asserts, to dominate Android and make it undesirable to device manufacturers and customers by demanding "exorbitant license fees and absurd licensing restrictions" — a license fee that it says is more than Microsoft charges for its entire operating system for mobile devices, Windows 7. Others have, it believes, signed it. Barnes & Noble says the deal with Nokia is in furtherance of this scheme.

The patents asserted are "trivial, not infringed and invalid", Barnes & Noble says, and merely a vehicle in furtherance of the scheme, as they "are not even close to covering the entire functionality of Barnes & Noble’s NookTM and Nook ColorTM devices, or of the AndroidTM Operating System."

If ever you wondered what a meeting with Microsoft would be like to discuss such a matter, Barnes & Noble tells you. It's not a pretty sight. Finally, someone tells us what's been going on behind closed doors. After reading this, my blood is boiling. I'm going right out to buy a Nook, and I don't even need an eReader.""

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New Amiga With Programmable Co-Processor

GuerillaRadio GuerillaRadio writes  |  more than 4 years ago

GuerillaRadio (818889) writes "A new Amiga — the AmigaOne X1000 has been announced by A-Eon and contains the interesting addition of an onboard XMOS "Software Defined Silicon" chip onboard and the Xorro interface. Amiga fans have been waiting some time for new interesting Amiga hardware and this might be it. More details at OSNews"
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GuerillaRadio GuerillaRadio writes  |  more than 7 years ago

GuerillaRadio (818889) writes "The BBC is reporting that China could soon overtake the US to have the world's largest number of internet users, according to a state-controlled think-tank.
"We believe it will take two years at most for China to overtake the US," an official at the China Internet Network Information Center told state media. China had 137m internet users by the end of 2006, an increase of 23% from the year before, the centre reported. This figure means that more than 10% of the population is now online."

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