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Ubuntu 13.04 released
By Thom Holwerda on 2013-04-25 14:56:57
Ubuntu 13.04 has been released, with the Linux 3.8.8 kernel, a faster and less resource hungry Unity desktop, LibreOffice 4.0, and much more. Ubuntu users will know where to get it, and you're looking for a new installation, have fun. Also fun: UbuntuKylin.
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By Hiev on 2013-04-25 15:03:46
Good, but the bad part is that Ubuntu GNOME 13.04 ships with GNOME 3.6 and not 3.8.

Edited 2013-04-25 15:06 UTC
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Comment by progormre
By progormre on 2013-04-25 15:32:15
There's always something breaking with each ubuntu upgrade. Last time it was VMware. What will it be this time? VMware again?

Yeah, I have a grudge cause I lost a day worth of work to the lack of care from their part.

And that's when I switched to OSX.
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RE: Comment by progormre
By Alfman on 2013-04-25 15:59:37
progrormre,

Ubunutu upgrades have failed me in the past, but in your case without more details, is it possible that you are judging Ubuntu for what may be a third party problem? Vmware is after all a third party proprietary app you had to install from outside the repos.

The last time I installed vmware on linux, it needed to compile some kernel-specific extensions before it could run, that would very likely break during an OS upgrade. Of course I can understand why you want it to just work, but did you try to reinstall it? Just curious.
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Comment by kurkosdr
By kurkosdr on 2013-04-25 16:45:50
> Vmware is after all a third party proprietary app you had to install from outside the repos.
It's not a walled garden, honest. It's not a walled garden, honest.

But if you want software the repo doorkeepers don't like (proprietary), you have to go "at your own risk". Riight. Same for GPU drivers.

(here come the downvotes from linuxeros)

Edited 2013-04-25 16:56 UTC
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RE[2]: Comment by progormre
By progormre on 2013-04-25 16:52:37
The first thing I did was to install a stable version of centos (or maybe it was some other stable distro with VMware support, I can't remember), just to find that it did not support the filesystem I had used for the disk where all my files were stored... By that time I had already spent the morning and stress was going through the roof so I ran to the nearest apple shop.

Sure it was a linux kernel dev who changed an interface, perhaps not knowing it would break apps using the interface...Then all the testers in ubuntu forgot to test using vmware. That or they all knew VMware was broken but couldn't care less...I don't know, it just ended up on my desk being broken.
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Gaming on linux
By judgen on 2013-04-25 17:01:50
I am bringin up this quote from the EA dev team mailing list:
"How EA killed their own market:
They tried for years with DRM to protect our multiplayer games, and lost heavily. The new approach is alwasy on DRM and even though we had 4 million pre-orders of sim city 5, we are still losing money ont that turd. Sim city 4 was awesome and is still one of the best selling EA games. EA made the NHL 2003 which is still the best sports game ever made.
Always on is equaling sadness for the consumer, death to free gaming and origin allthough i thought it would just be a steam competitor it has turned in to the worst place to get games, as we can not guarantee our uptime.
Steam DRM might be a teeny bit invasive sometimes, but atleast they are not assholes about their games demanding 100% uptime on the net.

For all the devs, make sure your game is rendering through opengl properly, or you WILL lose all the powervr users (iphone and android stuff) and also all the macs and linux. Linux as a gaming plattform has allready surpassed the mac in steam sales and if your game sells 100 copies it might not be worth it in the first place. But if you are interested in the Linux market: Sell your games through steam until we can get a origin client for linux, 10 cutoff in price is easily worth it. Ask Crotech who sold serious sam 3, a hard title for the PC as a linux game. They have earned more than half of their revenue from the game-starved linux community whilst their competitors squabble over the decreasing windows sales.
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RE: Gaming on linux
By judgen on 2013-04-25 17:05:01
The poor spelling is in the quote, not my doing!
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RE: Gaming on linux
By judgen on 2013-04-25 17:08:40
Edit: The mail can no longer be viewed, reason: Gone, lost or protected. I can not read the responses.
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RE: Comment by kurkosdr
By Alfman on 2013-04-25 17:12:51
kurkosdr,

That's just trolling. He exercised his right to install 3rd party software, which he wouldn't have gotten at all in a walled garden. The point was that the responsibility for 3rd party software quality assurance lies with you, the end user, or the 3rd party software vendor. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just the simple fact of the matter.
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RE: Comment by progormre
By groversonus on 2013-04-25 17:20:00
Gosh!!! Only one Day and you gave up that quickly.. I'm laughing myself almost off my chair.

Seriously, that is nothing..

You must not have worked with MS Windows long enough then.

Aaah.. I should have just given up on Microsoft already and saved me all that lost time, mental anguish and pain.. Sigh.. all those lost years.....Waiting... Sigh..

:)
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