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Old 09-12-2013, 09:45 PM   #16
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In the QuakeCon keynote that happened (I think) less than a month ago, John Carmack said: "PC gaming rig culture is not going away."

Am I confident that this will be true for twenty years? Actually, I am, but that's not relevant. What's relevant is that it will certainly be true for the next five.

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Old 09-12-2013, 10:11 PM   #17
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Well I'm not John Carmack BUT I'm a game developer too... Since 1997...

And I tell you, NO ONE will EVER work on a "handheld device" professionally...

I'd never piss thousands of lines of code with a touch screen and a 2" screen...

When we develop FOR android (xbox,wii,ps,whatever) we do it ON desktop workstation... Understand ?

Cheers

Garry.
 
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:01 AM   #18
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Working on laptops and tablets is tricky and honestly, its actually cheaper to replace those devices when they break.

Laptops can be spare-parted with websites like www.sparepartswarehouse.com to buy replacement stuff, upgrading a laptop is next to impossible unless it has components that can be swapped out.

Some laptops for a time carried the MXM PCI-E modular graphics chips, but these did not last long and with too many specifications, they're adoption went completely south. The only few things you MIGHT be able to upgrade on a laptop is the RAM, Hard Drive, and CPU. Otherwise, you're locked in.

With tablets, there's not much you can do at all except replace the OS with Cyanogenmod.
 
Old 09-13-2013, 01:38 AM   #19
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Ottavio, sad to hear that you feel this way. However, anyone can work/help on creating something one wants or

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Regards.
 
Old 09-13-2013, 02:17 AM   #20
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GoodLuck ottavio.
 
Old 09-13-2013, 03:24 AM   #21
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all the best ottavio
 
Old 09-13-2013, 04:40 AM   #22
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@ottavio: Sad to see you go. Hope you change your mind one day.
 
Old 09-13-2013, 04:43 AM   #23
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@ottavio: Sad to see you go. Hope you change your mind one day.
+1 and I agree.
 
Old 09-13-2013, 05:44 AM   #24
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FWIW, if you're looking for a GUI which is targeted at both desktop and tablet/phone devices, Enlightenment is looking pretty good these days. Course it doesn't have anything like the number of apps available for Android or iOS, but early days...
 
Old 09-13-2013, 07:22 PM   #25
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Auf Wiedersehen!
 
Old 09-13-2013, 07:35 PM   #26
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Sad to hear that Ottavio.

But is your choice. Wish you the best
 
Old 09-14-2013, 12:42 AM   #27
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I don't see any point in following Slackware any more [...] because my recent posts were ignored.
Say no more.
 
Old 09-14-2013, 03:53 AM   #28
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Just because people didn't answer a post right away doesn't mean you were ignored either.

Maybe, we didn't reply because:

A) We didn't have an answer.

B) We didn't see your topic right away.

C) We were researching an answer.

D) All the above.
 
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:00 AM   #29
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You will be missed here. I understand your frustration and I like you take a break from the things that cause me stress. I do not think Linux questions goal is stress. Will be here waiting like a brother when and if you return.
Be well.
 
Old 09-14-2013, 01:37 PM   #30
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I would like to use this thread to thank those who helped me in these 6 years as a poster on LQ. I joined LQ only because of Slackware. I never believed in the forum format but the alternative at that time was alt.os.linux.slackware which was infested by trolls.

I don't see any point in following Slackware any more because of the stubbornness of the Slackware crowd in thinking that smartphones and tablets are not proper computers and to be honest also because my recent posts were ignored.

Thank you for what I've learnt here but it's time for me to move on.

Ottavio
This is the kind of thing that gets you butt-hurt?! Good gawd, you've got deeper problems than anything to do with Slackware and LQ.
 
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