Steam maker Valve has announced that it is expanding beyond games, to sell software titles that “range from creativity to productivity”.
The Steam software is more than just a store. The platform handles updates, digital rights management, and supports multiplayer gaming. It also forms a chat network. The Steam overlay lets users access Steam
…continue reading Valve announces Steam-powered apps beyond games as well as embracing Linux
I am getting started with the Windows Server 8 beta and noticed this in the list of Features Removed:
The Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA) is deprecated. If you use the SUA POSIX subsystem with this release, use Hyper-V to virtualize the server. If you use the tools provided by SUA, switch to Cygwin or
…continue reading Microsoft deprecates Subsystem for UNIX, recommends open source instead
I cloned a github repository today, and while browsing the site noticed the language stats:
I was intrigued by reports of nide, a web-based IDE for Node.js. It was one of the entries in the Node.js Knockout challenge last summer.
So how do you install it? One line on Linux; but I did not want to put it on my web server and I re-purposed my spare Linux machine last
…continue reading Trying out nide – a cloud IDE for Node.js
The new Asus Transformer Prime TF201 Android tablet is winning praise for its performance and flexibility. It is driven by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor and can be equipped with a keyboard and dock that extends battery life and makes the device more like a laptop.
All good; but techie users are upset that the
…continue reading Users petition Asus over locked bootloader in Asus Transformer Prime
At Microsoft BUILD earlier this month I arrived early to hear Anders Hejlsberg talk about the future of C#, and found myself next to Miguel de Icaza, co-creator of the GNOME desktop and of Mono, the open source implementation of Microsoft .NET. I took the opportunity to ask a few questions, which I have his
…continue reading Miguel de Icaza talks about Windows 8 and the failure of Linux on the desktop
I noticed the following remark from Embarcadero’s David Intersimone regarding Delphi, its application builder based on Pascal.
We are putting Delphi (and C++Builder) everywhere this year and over the next 5 years. Today you can use Delphi for Desktop, Client/Server, Multi-Tier, Cloud, Web, Web Services (REST and SOAP). This year you will also be able
…continue reading Embarcadero promises Delphi everywhere: Mac, iOS this year, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone to follow
Adobe is giving up on AIR for Linux – at least, in a fully supported manner:
To support the variety of Linux-based platforms across PCs and devices, we are prioritizing a Linux porting kit for AIR (including source code), which Open Screen Project (OSP) partners can use to complete implementations of AIR for Linux-based platforms
…continue reading Cross-platform concerns as Adobe abandons AIR for Linux
Intel’s Suzy Ramirez has posted about the future of MeeGo Linux following Nokia’s decision to base its smartphone strategy on Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. Nokia was Intel’s key partner for MeeGo, which was formed by merging Intel’s Moblin with Nokia’s Maemo.
Although Nokia has been an important partner to Intel and MeeGo and we
…continue reading Intel disappointed with Nokia’s Microsoft move, still backing MeeGo
What are the implications of the new partnership between Nokia and Microsoft for MeeGo, the device-oriented Linux project sponsored by Intel and Nokia? What about Qt, the application framework that unifies Symbian and MeeGo development?
Here is what Nokia says:
Under the new strategy, MeeGo becomes an open-source, mobile operating system project. MeeGo will place
…continue reading MeeGo, Qt, and the new Nokia: developers express their doubts