Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Mar 2009 18:04 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Yet another week has passed, so it's time for another week in review - the 8th instalment already. This week was marked by the realisation that Qemu and DOSBox on mobile phones are cool, that Apple is working hard on Safari 4, and that Microsoft appears to be more concerned about Linux than about Apple. And, of course, Haiku got Flash. This week's My Take is about zombies.
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On Valve...
by DittoBox on Sun 1st Mar 2009 20:38 UTC
DittoBox
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2005-07-08

I wish they'd just hurry up and release Half Life 2 Episode 3. Would be nice to finish that particular story line out.

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RE: On Valve...
by hollovoid on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 09:05 UTC in reply to "On Valve..."
hollovoid Member since:
2005-09-21

Here here!

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Qemu != DOSbox
by shiny on Sun 1st Mar 2009 20:43 UTC
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2005-08-09

Erm, I'm pretty sure it's the DOSbox which run Win 3.1 not the Qemu. Or did I miss something?

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RE: Qemu != DOSbox
by WereCatf on Sun 1st Mar 2009 21:29 UTC in reply to "Qemu != DOSbox"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

As far as I know, it was a heavily modified Dosbox. There is a comment in the comment section with a download link for the Dosbox in question.

Dosbox and Qemu just have very different goals. The former tries to emulate the minimum needed to run DOS applications and games, but does that as well as it can. Qemu on the other hand tries to emulate the whole computer and everything possible, and also emulates a range of different CPUs.

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RE: Qemu != DOSbox
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 1st Mar 2009 21:47 UTC in reply to "Qemu != DOSbox"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Erm, I'm pretty sure it's the DOSbox which run Win 3.1 not the Qemu. Or did I miss something?


Yup, you're right, fixed it in the article. Thanks.

It got a little late last night ;) .

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Hint for free online play
by kragil on Sun 1st Mar 2009 21:23 UTC
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2006-01-04

Buy a PS3 ;)

It also has Linux (Best Game EVER!), MGS4, Killzone2, Little Big Planet etc.
And small controllers with rechargeable batteries, Wifi,Blu-Ray, upgradable harddrive and near silent operation.

Xbox is just cheap.

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RE: Hint for free online play
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 1st Mar 2009 21:49 UTC in reply to "Hint for free online play"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

And small controllers with rechargeable batterie


I want large controllers, and the ability to stuff normal, AA batteries in them. I don't like recharge packs or fixed batteries.

And yes, the XBox is cheap. I guess that's why it runs circles around the overpowered, overcomplicated, and overpriced PS3 in all the sales stats ;) .

The PS3 is cool, but too expensive for me.

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RE[2]: Hint for free online play
by Valhalla on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 00:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Hint for free online play"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Well I recently got myself an XBox 360 aswell, mainly because my PS2's drive died and I need my Pro Evolution Soccer tournament fix every sunday (family gathering traditional thing). I've heard alot of horror stories about hardware problems with X360 but sofar everything has been dandy, guess in that respect it pays to be late in the game. I thought about going for the PS3, but atleast here in Sweden, PS3 was more expensive so a 360 it is and I'm certainly satisfied with it.

Anyway, it's not like you can go wrong no matter which system you choose this time around, since they all will be plenty supported until they are eclipsed by the next generation of consoles. For once there's no loser (although Nintendo's Wii seems to be the clear winner)

Thom Holwerda wrote:
-"And yes, the XBox is cheap. I guess that's why it runs circles around the overpowered, overcomplicated, and overpriced PS3 in all the sales stats"
Actually atleast in Japan XBox360 is doing really badly, so it's certainly not running circles around PS3 in 'all the sales stats' as you claimed (in fact in this instance it's quite the opposite). And it's not as if Japan is a small console market either. But also in Japan, Wii is the dominant console. I wonder if we will ever see another PS2 in terms of market domination, I personally hope not as I'm a strong believer in competition yielding better products.

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RE[2]: Hint for free online play
by weildish on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 02:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Hint for free online play"
weildish Member since:
2008-12-06

The PS3 is cool, but too expensive for me.


When the PS3 first came out, I thought it looked like a shiny version of the old modems you used to have to connect to your computer for dial-up.

I personally don't own anything except for a Game Cube, which I hardly ever use and usually only use for Mario Kart. I've got all the old Super and original Nintendo games emulated on my computer, though, not to mention a few GBA and N64. That's where it's at. Ah, classics. ;) Especially the 8-bit classics. Super Mario 3 still is genius.

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Largest competitor
by froh on Sun 1st Mar 2009 23:54 UTC
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2009-03-01

Of course pirated windows is windows largest competitor. The path of least resistance is still running some version of MS OS.

It might pay in the long run to bite the bullet and migrate your hole shop to another platform, but no one will do that until the incentive is large enough. If you are okay with stealing software, then that's much cheaper then breaking out of vendor lock-in.

In other words, the best way of promoting OSS software, is fighting software piracy.

Edited 2009-03-01 23:57 UTC

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Funny
by Adam S on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 00:54 UTC
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2005-04-01

literally insane amount of improvements


Have you ever noticed that when people say "literally" they almost always mean figuratively?

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Next week
by Jason Bourne on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 02:00 UTC
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2007-06-02

Sooner or later, we may get a "This week my take is about me!" LOL

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RE: Next week
by stabbyjones on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 03:02 UTC in reply to "Next week"
stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

Sooner or later, we may get a "This week my take is about me!" LOL


i really hope the LOL wasn't part of that sentence.

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Comment by zydeco
by zydeco on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 16:45 UTC
zydeco
Member since:
2009-01-09

QEMU doesn't run System 7 either, because it doesn't emulate the 68K processor required to run it, it's just a hoax made with screenshots from Mini vMac (note the v in the floppy disk icon).
Mini vMac has been out for the iPhone since November 2008, http://namedfork.net/iphone/minivmac, and isn't related in any way with macosiphone.co.cc

It's sad to see so many people fall for some screenshots.

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