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Still, I see the ability to earn and produce as a good thing, and the lack of it in some FLOSS as a problem for the people behind it. We need to eat. We need to provide for our families. That's a very real issue, and far more important than any philosophical issue. If you can't eat, you can't think. Game over.
We live in a "corporatists" and fascist world.
Often the question is why use a Porche when a Volkswagen will do the same job?
Flock the Vote Software Giveaway Announced!
On Monday, 29 October, CodeWeavers' CEO Jeremy White announced to his staff that he would be giving away CrossOver for FREE, for 24 hours, to anyone on the planet. He then locked the server room and fled into the woods. None of us can find the keys, which means that the Software Giveaway is on, whether we like it or not.
That’s right: CrossOver. Absolutely FREE. Here are the details:
What: A FREE copy of CrossOver, with 12 months support!
When: Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 00:00 - 23:59, CST (-6GMT)
Who: FREE to anyone on the planet
On locked scale and the patent fights, I think apple wins any day. I don't think microsoft will be as successful like them with appstore and stuff. It took apple 3 years to push people for dependency on ITunes store and app store. MS can't push people that quickly with Windows 8. It will take some years and some biased media news to push people to use MS app store for purchase.-mahesh2k (October 25, 2012, 05:23 AM)
Depends how quickly major developers make the move to the new interface and the AppStore. Utlimately if not-Metro works as well as some think it will on tablets there is a good chance MS could gain market share rapidly - most of the reviews see a lot of advantages of not-Metro over iOS - and for me not having to depend on iTunes is a major draw. Even Apple fans who use Windows boxes hate iTunes on Windows. I think Apple deliberately make it suck to try and move people to Apple hardware.-Carol Haynes (October 25, 2012, 05:37 AM)
The Genius Training Student Workbook we received is the company's most up to date, we're told, and runs a bizarre gamut of Apple Dos and Don'ts, down to specific words you're not allowed to use, and lessons on how to identify and capitalize on human emotions. The manual could easily serve as the Humanity 101 textbook for a robot university, but at Apple, it's an exhaustive manual to understanding customers and making them happy. Sales, it turns out, take a backseat to good vibes—almost the entire volume is dedicated to empathizing, consoling, cheering up, and correcting various Genius Bar confrontations. The assumption, it'd seem, is that a happy customer is a customer who will buy things. And no matter how much the Apple Store comes off as some kind of smiling likeminded computer commune, it's still a store above all—just one that puts an enormous amount of effort behind getting inside your head.
A German firm is hoping to radically change the electronic book market with an ebook that costs just £10 to buy.
'The txtr beagle is designed to do best what eReaders are intended for: reading digital books,' the firm says on its website.
To save costs, the gadget has no connectors, and books are sent to it from a mobile phone app using bluetooth.
If a quantum description of the universe is correct (and most indications seem to point in that direction) then are we actually characters in a future version of the Sims? The capricious nature of some human behaviour perhaps suggests so ;-)