Search:

Type: Posts; User: DanLamb; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.16 seconds.

  1. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,152

    woohoo! And there is a non-Steam option on GoG....

    woohoo! And there is a non-Steam option on GoG. The GoG link currently says Windows only, will that change? Is the Deluxe edition the best one to start out with?
    ...
  2. A few points: Linux is in a very different...

    A few points:

    Linux is in a very different decentralized culture, where you can get all your tools from very different vendors, and most of them try to interop well. Microsoft is notoriously the...
  3. Sure, some specific industries are tied to...

    Sure, some specific industries are tied to Windows. I know electrical engineers heavily invested in National Instruments software, which is completely Windows centric... There are many niches like...
  4. Ten years ago, I would have completely agreed...

    Ten years ago, I would have completely agreed with you. Today, on university campus, most students and professors are choosing Apple. Linux and Windows are both minority choices.

    In the software...
  5. Really? Emulators? That's it? Very disappointing....

    Really? Emulators? That's it? Very disappointing. Hopefully, Desura will take off
  6. Replies
    31
    Views
    5,105

    Gradle is an arguably better rival build system...

    Gradle is an arguably better rival build system that has been open source and 100% multi-platform and Linux friendly since day one.

    It runs on the JVM, allows you to write mostly declarative...
  7. - Java IDEs are slow because of all the stuff...

    - Java IDEs are slow because of all the stuff they are doing. They are mega applications. Visual Studio is often slow as well.
    - Java GUI apps are pretty zippy and responsive. JavaFX is a nice...
  8. Server-based office suite with an HTML5 front...

    Server-based office suite with an HTML5 front end? That sounds like Google Docs or Zoho Docs... Hey, another competitor is great.

    IMO, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and the LibreOffice clones of those...
  9. Replies
    31
    Views
    5,105

    This. The biggest practical use case for C# on...

    This.

    The biggest practical use case for C# on Linux is Unity game development. For server apps, things like Ruby, Python, Java, and Scala are already super well established. I don't see a .NET...
  10. What are the best Steam-free Games on Linux?

    I have a new Linux laptop, the new 2015 Dell XPS 13 with the latest 5th gen Intel chipsets, and I'd like to try a few games without installing Steam. What are the best options?

    I already bought...
  11. Is there any Steam-free option to buy and play...

    Is there any Steam-free option to buy and play this game on Linux? I'd love to play this game on my Linux system but I don't want Steam installed.
  12. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,328

    Can I play this without Steam? Is there a...

    Can I play this without Steam? Is there a Stream-free purchase or Desura purchase option? I'd love to try this.
  13. I just bought both: a cheap Windows laptop and a...

    I just bought both: a cheap Windows laptop and a Chromebook. The Chromebook is way, way nicer for my needs. The Windows laptop is a $300 ASUS Windows 8.1 laptop with dual core celeron, 4GB RAM, 500GB...
  14. Mir still won't be done by the next LTS, 16.04?!?...

    Mir still won't be done by the next LTS, 16.04?!? This is pathetic. This Wayland/Mir stuff has been a headlining desktop Linux change for years with very little results. Linux is still great for...
  15. FYI, basic C# LINQ is just in-memory functional...

    FYI, basic C# LINQ is just in-memory functional collections: map, filter, fold/reduce operations. Microsoft uses an SQL like naming convention, and offers a special SQL like syntax in addition to the...
  16. C#/LINQ "Select" -> "map" in Java, Scala,...

    C#/LINQ "Select" -> "map" in Java, Scala, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Haskell
    C#/LINQ "SelectMany" -> "flatMap" in Java, Scala, ">>=" in Haskell
    C#/LINQ "Where" -> "filter" in Java, Scala,...
  17. R is also terrible at making web pages and...

    R is also terrible at making web pages and writing video games. Most tools have a niche where they make sense, and sure, you have described a scenario outside of R's niche. Matlab isn't a good choice...
  18. As boring as Java 6 is, it's probably adequate...

    As boring as Java 6 is, it's probably adequate for basic Android GUI wiring code. Java 8 would be nicer.

    There are _dozens_ of cross platform toolkits targeting Android and I wouldn't consider...
  19. Replies
    119
    Views
    18,515

    Regarding gaming, the entire gaming market seems...

    Regarding gaming, the entire gaming market seems to be moving to iOS/Android rather quickly.

    I know, you can't play Starcraft or WoW or CoD or GTA or Dark Souls on Android/iOS. For those big epic...
  20. It's what the world wants. Developers don't want...

    It's what the world wants. Developers don't want to be locked down to Windows dev machines. Developers still want to target Windows clients, but Linux servers and iOS/Android clients are extremely...
Results 1 to 20 of 100
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4