- Nov 11, 2009
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“We’re going to see cloud starting to become a little more mainstream enabling some interesting integration across devices and media. Applications will be the order of the day, both on devices and in the cloud.”
Botha predicts that we are going to see cloud starting to become a little more mainstream this year, enabling some interesting integration across devices and media. “Applications will be the order of the day, both on devices and in the cloud,” says Botha.
@MFour: We use the MS Action Pack at work. 10 licenses of Office, Windows 7, 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 license etc. Costs about R4000 a year. Sure is super wallet friendly if you consider that option. But what I wanted to ask: Why are you spelling Microsoft with a dollar sign?
Just remember R4k as a business expense can be tax deductible in one go, whereas you buy it as an asset it needs to be written of over a period. I apologize if I am wrong, but that's just how my previous employer sold our software and the customers was very happy with the payment arrangements cos they could do the tax write-off.Well see yes. I guess R4k / year is not the biggest amount of money, but that also means you never own the product. Personally I would much rather pay an affordable once off fee and own the software. Not too many years ago the "renting" of software was not a mainstream item, these days it seems the only way to afford the latest and greatest bits of software on a big scale. That said, not everyone has the same needs, so to each his/her own.
As for the M$...well easiest way to say it: Microsoft = pay more money (dollars). Search the forum, you will find many many references to M$.
Just remember R4k as a business expense can be tax deductible in one go, whereas you buy it as an asset it needs to be written of over a period. I apologize if I am wrong, but that's just how my previous employer sold our software and the customers was very happy with the payment arrangements cos they could do the tax write-off.
4K less 28% tax = 2.88K Now that looks pretty neat.
You could just get a Mac for gaming..
In South Africa, that going for a Mac means, an expensive PC that can't easily
be upgraded, games with inflated prices and a whole new interface for me to
learn. In SA, unless you absolutely need a Mac, or have money to throw
around, they're not a viable alternative to PC. Macs would have been far
more popular in SA if they didn't carry such a big price tag.
I grew up on DOS and Windows, and I hate change.
If "Micro-$haft" kills the classic menu system, they kill my reason to ever pay money
for a Windows OS again.
If I'm not mistaken, you can't really game properly on Wine.
With most Windows Emulators, you can't take your full GPU with you, it's usually replaced with a Generic
Virtual GPU. Am I right or wrong? (Don't know much about Linux)
1st off, Wine is not an emulator it states so in the name
2nd it depends on the games, there is a lot of DirectX to Open GL api's lately and some games perform better under OpenGL than DirectX esp seeing that most of the games are ports from Xbox titles that only support old DirectX 9 API's.
Sure games like Skyrim will suffer a drop both in quality and frame rate esp if you look at the DirectX 11 support but this is more the exception than the rule. Sometimes you have to tweak some settings but at the end of the day I prefer having the stability of my Linux platform and the best is I dont pay a cent to M$.
Example see Skyrim on Linux http://youtu.be/XOxJG9VCHSY
Sounds like a bit of a headache. Still, it might be worthwhile experimenting with.