Robert Pogson

One man, closing all the windows.

Daily Archives / Thursday, January 27, 2011

  • Jan 27 / 2011
  • 9
technology

Gaming Comes to Android/Linux

Gaming is one of the niches often touted as a show-stopper for GNU/Linux. I ignored gaming mostly because I am too old to be interested but others do not. Now Sony is bringing PlayStation content to Android/Linux. Since as many ARMed thingies will be produced as conventional PCs in 2011, this is potentially a huge entrance into gaming on Linux. It could eventually assist GNU/Linux on x86 if Sony ports stuff to GNU/Linux more generally. It’s definitely a major shift for SONY.
see the press release
“Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today unveiled “PlayStation®Suite” (PS Suite), delivering the PlayStation® experience to Android™ based portable devices*1. Through this entirely new initiative, users will be able to enjoy PlayStation content on an open operating system for the first time in PlayStation history.”

  • Jan 27 / 2011
  • 2
technology

Torrents

News (?) that Google was censoring search for torrents disturbed me as bittorrent is a powerful tool to permit wide distribution of FLOSS at minimum cost and uplinking is one way ordinary folks can “give back” to the FLOSS community.

No fear, “torrent site:debian.org” finds 4700 hits. Perhaps the censorship is more targeted or being phased in.