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Old 03-30-2007, 12:07 AM   #436
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Just watched "Tne Net" movie again. If any one wants Vista - watch this movie and wake up.
 
Old 03-30-2007, 02:50 AM   #437
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I have never seen "The Net." Is it actually worth watching?
 
Old 03-30-2007, 04:58 AM   #438
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hi,
DRM,read about it.but i never understand the concept correctly .
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Old 03-30-2007, 06:43 AM   #439
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which apple stole from motorola, I think...
Xerox had the gui, which Apple saw, which was impressed, which then took it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerox#History
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In 1970, under company president Charles Peter McColough, Xerox opened the Xerox PARC (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center) research facility. The facility developed many modern computing methods such as the mouse and the graphical user interface. From these inventions, Xerox PARC created the Xerox Alto in 1973, a small minicomputer similar to a workstation and personal computer. The Alto was never commercially sold, as Xerox itself could not see the sales potential of it. In 1979, several Apple Computer employees visited Xerox PARC, interested in seeing their developments, including Steve Jobs. Jobs, and the other Apple employees, saw the commercial potential of the GUI and mouse, and began development of the Apple Lisa, which was eventually introduced in 1983 for US$10,000. It was a commercial failure.
If I'm not mistaken, there was an X window system before Microsoft Windows 1.0.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System#History
 
Old 03-31-2007, 02:11 PM   #440
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To the Penguin:

"The Net" is a thriller with Sandra Bullock. It was filmed before 2000. I like it.
 
Old 04-02-2007, 02:24 PM   #441
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an old tbs made for tv movie 'pirates of silicon valley' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168122/)


talks about apple's raid on xerox parc. i'm not sure of how documentitive it is but it is edutainable.

i saw 'the net' so long ago... it is quite forgetable.

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here's an idea: how about a forum for movie-pinions.
 
Old 04-15-2007, 03:32 AM   #442
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Whoever will get these game-designers on the Linux bandwagon? That will get the one reason to use M$ out of the world and my wife and kiddies on Linux. By then, the world will be a better place :-))
 
Old 04-15-2007, 11:48 PM   #443
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My disclosure: I am using several Macs and Linux (FC6, Ubuntu, Puppy).

I guess the major problem with convincing game designers to switch over to Linux is that Linux is a moving target. I mean that it evolves very quickly.

I have been to the game developers' conference and participated in some discussions. For example, creating a first-person shooter requires a budget of approx 2 million per year for 5 years. If the tool (i.e. platform) is totally different at the end of the project, the problem arises.

I am not saying that they will never switch. I guess if backward compatibility is provided they may consider Linux. I am just bringing one of the possible reasons why the game developers abstain from Linux.

Again, I am not a Windows user.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 12:38 AM   #444
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Mmm, sounds plausible, but it isn't. Inventing and developing would take these amounts of time=money, but a good port should not... It's plain rebuilding on architecture, which can be done on a pretty low level (remember: the idea/concept and stories are already there).
The problem might be just money?
 
Old 04-18-2007, 11:06 PM   #445
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Peter, you are right. Porting is easier to do then developing. I have not thought about it before. Totally agree with your opinion.
 
Old 04-19-2007, 12:34 AM   #446
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:11 AM   #447
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It's a pity that wine is still choppy, otherwise I would have had a sending off for all my copies of Windows (3.11 to XP Professional), involving a vice and a hammer
Speaking of sending off... I got a hold of a little firecracker, which I set up on the lawn and but some ilegal copy's of windows and software arround. Well that little firecracker blew the grass away in that area in a half meter circle and the bit's of cd's went flying to close for comfort...
Anyways, we had a good laugh, and are almost free of piracy. So hard in this Country...
 
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:35 PM   #449
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Speaking of sending off... I got a hold of a little firecracker, which I set up on the lawn and but some ilegal copy's of windows and software arround. Well that little firecracker blew the grass away in that area in a half meter circle and the bit's of cd's went flying to close for comfort...
Anyways, we had a good laugh, and are almost free of piracy. So hard in this Country...
Thats awesome. I'd like to blow up some CDs with firecrackers.
 
Old 04-20-2007, 07:28 AM   #450
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Hmm, Windows Vista, I had a look at it, one of my friends bought a new machine with Vista on it, I wasn't impressed. It's just Windows, same as my Win2k. I'm still using it for word processing etc. The thing is, that MS has a humongous budget for marketing Windows. Over here in the Netherlands the operating system was even on the evening news, I wish that Linux had the same financial ammunition that MS has, then maybe Linux would be more popular with the mainstream.
 
  


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