Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Nov 2005 18:29 UTC, submitted by javaman83
Games Transgaming has released Cedega 5.0 today. "TransGaming is very excited about the introduction of the new Cedega scheduler which allows for better control over processes and threads under the Linux 2.6 kernels. With pixel shaders 1.4, your games will look more realistic and deliver better graphics quality than ever before. Preliminary FBO support has also been added as an experimental feature for users to try out on their favorite titles. Other improvements to Cedega designed to improve correctness and performance have also been included." Read the release notes.
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Cedega Should Be Free
by on Tue 8th Nov 2005 21:41 UTC

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And I'm not talking CVS only.

People are leaving Windows and using Linux instead because they want and enjoy using free software. Cedega should just release their software for free, close their discussion forums, and CHARGE FOR SUPPORT INSTEAD. Yes, it can and it does work this way in making money in the open source world. But guess what they probably won't do it.

IMO Anyone who supports PAYING for software in order to get other software to work is only condoning an anti-free philosophy and phoning-home-to-check-if-you-have-a-real-license type of programs.

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RE: Cedega Should Be Free
by on Tue 8th Nov 2005 23:28 in reply to "Cedega Should Be Free"
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First I was going to say "How do you get gamers to pay for support?" but then I realized. They could actually let the game studios pay them to support their linux users... would probably generate a lot more money than what they get on subscriptions...
would probably generate a lot more linux supported games too ;-)
which in the end would generate more native linux games
which would provide transgaming with a future buissiniess, seeing as cedega will die once more native games is produced...

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RE[2]: Cedega Should Be Free
by on Wed 9th Nov 2005 14:23 in reply to "Cedega Should Be Free"
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To quote what many have said in the past regarding usability or GUI or installation issues:

Cedega is open source for everything except copy protection. If you don't live in the USA, the source is available and if you want to change it, do it yourself or hire a programmer.

It's funny how that statement goes unchecked when people complain about Gentoo.

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RE[3]: Cedega Should Be Free
by on Wed 9th Nov 2005 14:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Cedega Should Be Free"
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"Cedega is open source for everything except copy protection. If you don't live in the USA, the source is available and if you want to change it, do it yourself or hire a programmer"

Let's clear this up:

1. Cedega is not free
2. What is free is CVS which is WAY out of date and doesn't include everything that the pay version does

The whole 'if you want to change it blah blah blah' is bullshit, you know it and I know it.

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