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Oracle and SUN These days, the big players in the Linux "purely-desktop market" are Lycoris, Lindows, ELX and the much awaited Xandros Desktop 1.0. OSNews got their hands to the latest version of Xandros (beta3b) and we are giving it a whirl. Read more for information and screenshots.
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Samson: about games
by Archiesteel on Wed 18th Sep 2002 16:11 UTC

You don't seem to have understood the nature of Transgaming's "subscription": you don't have to pay each month, you can cancel your subscription at any time and you'll still be able to use the binaries you've downloaded up to that point. The games that worked will still work, and some new games that come out may work as well.

The one thing that you won't be able to do is vote to influence the development decisions of the company! This is itself is a great idea, which makes it one of the few companies whose priorities are in part set by its actual customers.

Now, if you don't like "subscriptions", then I guess you'll be dropping Windows soon - since that's the business model that MS seems the most keen in adopting. You will no longer buy software, you will subscribe to it...and it will not keep working if you don't renew your subscription!

Oh, and by the way, Neverwinter Nights is coming out on Linux - current ETA is November, and development is actually going pretty well...