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Nixie Pixel says: The Future is Open Source

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Just thought I would post this. These are Nixie's opinions. Will the future hold more for Open Source? Or is this just a pipe dream? What does everyone else think?

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So now they moved from "Next year is the year of Linux" to "Somewhere in the future lies the year of Linux". I guess it's a much safer approach. And if Nixie Pixel says it, it must be true.

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I finished watching the video but I missed any real statements about open source being the future or any true opinions for that matter. It's a summary of the latest developments surrounding Linux / open source gaming above anything else.

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Sad folk. It's like another religion, Stallman's witnesses or something.

Eliminate the confusion between free, open-source and zero-price. Difference is ideological, but in this society open-source, much less free (as intended) as a sole business model is unrealistic at best. You wouldn't open-source a car. In the end, someone always must pay for stuff and it better be with as little redirections as possible. Current models depend on donations (begging), ads (morally wrong), enterprise tax (free for home/personal use, unfair and unenforceable), user being the product sold (objectionable), or, perhaps the worst offence - someone else's money, often earned by selling proprietary software. Or ads, as much as Google is involved. Or altruism - well, let's see you pay your next rent with that.

There are more points to address, mainly confidence, but this is the fact zero.

Oh, and L4D2 power-hungry... what? *cough*

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Who's nixie pixel and why should I care what this non entity thinks of the future in their fantasy fairy land?

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You wouldn't open-source a car.

Cars are kind of open source though, but it's hard to draw working analogies between hard physical objects and software.

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Sorry, how is it the future when there is next to no technological advancements coming from any sort of OSS app or company?

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Who's nixie pixel and why should I care what this non entity thinks of the future in their fantasy fairy land?

Shes a fan of Linux and Open-Source in general. Her Youtube channels mostly feature stuff about Linux.

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Funny how she is happy about the FPS, and declares 270 as "lowly"...

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Funny how she is happy about the FPS, and declares 270 as "lowly"...

yeah, My eyes can easily tell the difference between 680 FPS and 270FPS.... gawd... if only these darn screens where faster then 60Hz I could show you, trust me I could!

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yeah, My eyes can easily tell the difference between 680 FPS and 270FPS.... gawd... if only these darn screens where faster then 60Hz I could show you, trust me I could!

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Shes a fan of Linux and Open-Source in general. Her Youtube channels mostly feature stuff about Linux.

Sounds like one of those clueless FOSS bandwagon fan people. Still don't see why I should care about a nobody with a YouTube channel. I'll consider caring when she has an actual site with an actual following outside of the FOSS crowd,

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Cars are kind of open source though, but it's hard to draw working analogies between hard physical objects and software.

Cars 40 years ago, maybe. Cars today, not at all. Not only is hard to get to a lot of the physical components, the ECU programming is usually a well kept secret.

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Cars 40 years ago, maybe. Cars today, not at all. Not only is hard to get to a lot of the physical components, the ECU programming is usually a well kept secret.

Yes, I thought about that after replying, but ECU reprogramming is quite common anyway.

Still no one is stopping you from taking a car and replacing or modifying any piece you want, your only limit is getting the approval to be able to drive it around.

Then again as I said above you can't really compare hardware goods with software. Just because you have (assuming you did) the full schematics of a Ferrari doesn't mean you can actually go and build one, I don't think 3d printers are nearly as advanced yet :/

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http://www.theoscarproject.org/

Challenge accepted.

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Although - started in 1999, last update in 2006, now - forum down for maintenance, documents page throws Fatal error (PHP) - quite telling of many freetard aspirations, that will continue to be doomed to fail before they even begin, at least while the concept of money lasts. Upkeep costs, research costs, production costs, materials cost, manhours cost - it's even worse with physical stuff because it cannot be copy-pasted.

Also, potential trademark conflict with OSCar Rally Raid cars.

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Open Source is the future, just not the now. Time has a way of changing things.

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Open Source is good but the future? nah

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So now they moved from "Next year is the year of Linux" to "Somewhere in the future lies the year of Linux". I guess it's a much safer approach. And if Nixie Pixel says it, it must be true.

Linux on desktop hasn't taken off, however, it has astronomically exploded in terms of growth. Just look at Android.

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It's a great time for GNU/Linux, and FOSS in general. Things are really starting to heat up.

Linux on desktop hasn't taken off, however, it has astronomically exploded in terms of growth. Just look at Android.

Ubuntu is on target for 5% of the PC market by next year. Average PC users are now starting to get GNU/Linux through OEM pre-installations, and that's what determines future marketshare. If enough OEM's get on board with pre-installs, I'd say Linux can grab 15-30% of the desktop market or more easily.

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Linux on desktop hasn't taken off, however, it has astronomically exploded in terms of growth. Just look at Android.

Obviously I was talking about the desktop.

Ubuntu is on target for 5% of the PC market by next year. Average PC users are now starting to get GNU/Linux through OEM pre-installations, and that's what determines future marketshare. If enough OEM's get on board with pre-installs, I'd say Linux can grab 15-30% of the desktop market or more easily.

Linux (desktop) in general has about 1% marketshare yet you're telling us Ubuntu is on its way to 5%? Care to explain?

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yeah, My eyes can easily tell the difference between 680 FPS and 270FPS.... gawd... if only these darn screens where faster then 60Hz I could show you, trust me I could!

I'm not sure if you've studied algorithm analysis and complexity (ie asymptotic analysis, computational complexity) but this increase in frame rates is a lot. It means that it is more efficient, thus using less resources and energy. It also means it requires less resources, allowing outdated less powerful machines to still play the game. This is something that, as an example at least, has allowed the Xbox 360 to stay as relevant as it has so far. Of course there will always be physical limitations, but if you can get the best out of something then why not. In a few years time you will have a monitor with a faster refresh rate, and will see the difference.

I remember talking about building a computer with my friend back in 2002 and I mentioned I wanted an 80gb HDD. I still remember his response: "you will never fill that up."

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Obviously I was talking about the desktop.

Yeah, you weren't clear in your post... regardless it has astronomically exploded in terms of growth

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Saw the Ouya and knew I shouldn't click play

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