dylan_- (1661) writes "It's well known that in the various game Humble Bundles — pay whatever you want for a variety of games — Linux users have consistently been the ones who voluntarily pay the most. Some have attributed this to the lack of games on Linux but the latest Bundle is for music rather than games and the trend continues. Linux users paying an average of $11.95, Mac $9.92 and Windows $7.50. Perhaps the old complaint of it being more expensive to hire Linux sys-admins is correct, meaning they tend to earn more and leaving Linux users with more disposable income?" Link to Original Source top
dylan_- (1661) writes "The Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle — where you pay whatever you want for a collection of games — has just hit the $1 million mark with 1 day and 9 hours left to buy. The games are DRM free, available for Windows, Mac and Linux, and include a donation to the EFF and Child's Play charity. As with previous bundles, Linux users are the most generous, paying an average $9.18, Mac users come in second paying $6.58 leaving Windows users lagging behind, paying $4.11 on average." Link to Original Source top
dylan_- (1661) writes "It's the last few hours of the Humble Indie Bundle deal, where you pay as much or as little as you want for five indie games. At time of writing, they've taken about $888,000 dollars from 100,000 contributions. The lowest payers are Windows users at an average of $7.75, with Linux users almost doubling that at an average of $14.26.
If you fancy getting hold of any of World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru or Penumbra Overture for cheap (or even expensive: the largest payment so far is $1000!), you have about 8 hours left." Link to Original Source top
dylan_- (1661) writes "According to their website, "Dirac is an advanced royalty-free video compression format designed for a wide range of uses, from delivering low-resolution web content to broadcasting HD and beyond, to near-lossless studio editing." Now a stable version of the dirac-research codebase, Dirac 1.0.0, has been released. The BBC have already successfully used the new codec during the Beijing Olympics and are looking to push it to more general use throughout the organisation.
The latest version of VLC (the recently released 0.9.2) has support for Dirac using the Schroedinger library." top