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  1. mike4

    weird ratings

    Still some people vote down on very old topics. Can I make that invisible as they must be following my profile? How about ditiching that crappy vote system? It p* me off
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    Microsoft under fire

    @ kuramayoko10: Ah I've overlooked Nextstep which is derived from BSD 4.3. Hence Jobs had Nextstep for around 20 years before going back to Apple? I've never heard of that OS prior to a Film about Steve Jobs in TV. Must not have been very successful? Did it already use the Bash or other common Linux stuff? @ sik: ok but I run Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, Rage etc. wihout remarking any differences. Probably you need to update?
  3. In my other topic I was talking about iPhone and it was locked. So to clarify this: In german N-TV they were clearly talking about Apple, but I cannot refind it online. The only thing I found, was those below saying generally smartphones to contain that much patents: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bluewin.ch%2Fde%2Findex.php%2F53%2C443528%2FGoogle___Android_ist_unter_Beschuss__%2Fde%2Fdigital%2F http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pctipp.ch%2Fnews%2Fgesellschaft%2F63872%2Fpatentwesen_im_reformstau.html My personal opinion on such is that essential patent has gone insane.-
  4. Sit down and hold on tight. A iPhone contains not less than 250'000 patents!-
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    Microsoft under fire

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/50/Unix_history-simple.png/800px-Unix_history-simple.png Yes, stumbled across this a while ago. Anyone know of a picture including also Windows/Mac? I also wonder where Nextstep's timeframe would fit into. @Sik. Nobody said that. It was you that said Wine to be slow...which is a false statement at least with Nvidia.
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    Microsoft under fire

    It's wrong to say that Wine is generally slow. Have a look at for ex. those apps: http://appdb.winehq.org/ Everyone has a different opinion, hence also saying Linux is to complicated, is wrong. It might be true for you, but not for millions of other people.
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    Microsoft under fire

    So you must be doing something wrong. False drivers etc. Wine is definitely NOT slow at all!
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    Microsoft under fire

    No, Rage runs as fast and even FSX was only a little slower in a test some months ago with a GTX 460. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu_1210beta_desktops&num=1
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    Microsoft under fire

    Yes, played Serious Sam3 yesterday on Ubuntu, as I'm a beta tester. I also have fortress to test later. Many years ago, I had to follow a M$ Office course and since I'm saturated for life with proprietary OS.- I've only installed osx86 from the other patent troll but it's much less fun than Linux. TheCubu, you can run almost anything with Wine. Currently I run perfectly Rage with Wine 1.4 on Ubuntu 12.10.
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    Linux is the fastest OS

    Without reading all I guess you haven't read my link as well: ---- Left 4 Dead 2 is running at 315 FPS on Linux. That the Linux version runs faster than the Windows version (270.6) seems a little counter-intuitive, given the greater amount of time we have spent on the Windows version. However, it does speak to the underlying efficiency of the kernel and OpenGL. Interestingly, in the process of working with hardware vendors we also sped up the OpenGL implementation on Windows. Left 4 Dead 2 is now running at 303.4 FPS with that configuration. --- Any yes I might post back, after testing X-Plane with newest drivers, by simply rebooting my machine. Anyway my message is: Bye bye proprietary OS. ( and republicans )
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    Linux is the fastest OS

    http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/linux/faster-zombies/ In my personal test with a GTX460 and even older driver, I got on X-plane with Win8 ~56 FPS but on Linux ~60 FPS. This is especially nice for WINE games, so they should catch up with Windows. I'll try soon FSX after updating the driver.
  12. I get the feeling some admin needs a psychiatrist. I got downrated for a very old posting around 6 x 3 within the hour. x3 and also multiple within a short time can only be done by an admin? There have not been ratings for days...probably a Windows freak...or even a republican...
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    Linux is the fastest OS

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/nvidia-delivers-massive-performance-boost-to-linux-gaming-2012-11-06 This should leave Windows 8 behind by around 15% and OSX even more.
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    Best engine to use alongside Blender?

    Ogre might interesting for you, Torque3D might only get cross platform in a while hopefully. There's also gamekit, well most can import from Blender it depends on the language you want to program. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_game_engines
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    What if Windows 8 was the last one

    If Linux would disappear as Server not much would change as most servers are AIX, HP-UX, Sun etc. anyway. Linux is small but more widely used than Windows for servers. In typical server rooms you might have one Windows frontend, Linux for web, email etc. And most high performance on expensive Unix machines.
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