Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2012 14:46 UTC
Mac OS X Well, this is a surprise. Several websites have a preview up of Apple's next Mac OS X release - it's called Mountain Lion, and continues the trend of bringing over functionality from iOS to Mac OS X. Lots of cool stuff in here we've all seen before on iPhones and iPads, including one very, very controversial feature: Gatekeeper. Starting with Mac OS X 10.8, Apple's desktop operating system will be restricted to Mac App Store and Apple-signed applications by default (with an opt-out switch), following in Windows 8's footsteps.
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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Oh, and for only having "1% marketshare" Linux is attracting allot more attention from software companies because of all the data showing that "pirate" less and are willing to spend a bit more then those on other OSs as the market is under served for certain software types. Sure, you won't ever see all the hundreds of thousands of crapware for Linux, for the fact that all of the smaller software packages have already been covered by F/OSS apps already in the repos.


Anything on the server side is tbh pretty good.

Desktop hasn't changed for the better since about 2005 when I was running SuSE 9.2 and using Matlab.

I am sure there are some companies making some apps ... but I don't think you guys understand the huge money made by bespoke applications.

Anyway the Linux Desktop seems to be fucking the server side up now as well ...

http://blog.ngas.ch/archives/2011/12/13/the_destructive_desktop__md...

Cause as I said before, I have pretty much no use for Windows or OS X anymore once Bitwig and Lightworks are ported. As for games, Whats been coming out via Gameolith, Desura and the LGP are more then enough to keep me entertained showing Linux as pretty much essential market for upstart game houses. Titles like OilRush!, Amnesia and Trine show even the little guys can make some pretty nice high graphics titles and at a fraction of the cost of the "AAA" clone a game companies.


But I don't like playing those games, I like stuff like Call of Duty,Battlefield, Crysis and Star Craft II. But then again my favourite film is Predator, I am sorry I am the target demographic for most PC games.

If I want to play weird games I have my PS2 for stuff like Fatal Frame.

Unfortunately Linux Graphics stack is mess, and 3D runs faster on Windows, I don't see why I should cripple my system to run a free OS and yes I one of those guys that has Dual SLI graphics cards.

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Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

Guy seems to be nit pickiking allot, there are purpose built distros to do all of what he's looking to do.

Strange, Predator, Commando and Alien are my favorite films as well but I can't stand the sad state of PC FPS titles, all of which feel like they are exactly the same tired old game I've already played 10 times before, and not in a good way like Megaman/Rockman. The last FPS title I enjoyed was the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, more for the setting and RPG elements then anything else.

You might bring up online gaming in something like the latest CoD, but no, playing against some asshole 12 y/o that thinks he's a 1337 |-|@X0rz because he's using a trainer app(99% chance of virus) to see through walls and whatnot hasn't been appealing in years.

OilRush! is a pretty good RTS, it just doesn't appeal to the Starcraft/Command & Conquer snobs. Amnesia is a first person RPG like game based on Lovecraft horror stories like Frictional's Penumbra series.

Using the closed source drivers the framerate is near enough the same as to not matter since your screen's input is likely no higher then 60FPS the only thing "faster" gets you is all due to the placebo effect.

My only complaint is the lack of fighting games, but those suck on a comp anyways, it's one of those game types that well and truly sucks to play on anything but a real console controller. Besides, they're boring unless you're playing against someone sitting on the same couch as you so you can elbow each other's ribs to death as you play.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I just prefer the "Rambo" element of FPS, I don't play much online anymore, just takes too long to get good.

Though I found out I am still pretty good at Quake.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

You might bring up online gaming in something like the latest CoD, but no, playing against some asshole 12 y/o that thinks he's a 1337 |-|@X0rz because he's using a trainer app(99% chance of virus) to see through walls and whatnot hasn't been appealing in years.


http://theoatmeal.com/comics/online_gaming

Sorry, couldn't resist.
I love playing games too but the sheer idiocy has ruined online gaming for me. That and the fact that you need to spend 8+ hours a day grinding to get some lame in-game money to buy upgrades and crap. Even in FPS games. Seriously, wtf is that about.

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