Friday, February 09, 2007

Minority Report type UI working

The interface business continues to grow in sophistication. This example is made by Perceptive Pixel.

be impressed - be very impressed!

unintended consequences of licensing enforcement

A headmaster was tried after he acquired a improperly licensed copy of windows for the school. Response: if licensed software is causing problems - stop using it.

Russian schools abandon Windows after piracy scare

Schools in the Perm region will soon quit buying software from commercial companies, said the region’s Education Minister Nikolay Karpushin. The announcement was made in line with the report on ensuring 'license purity' in the region’s schools.

According to Karpushin, schools would start using freely distributed software like the Linux OS, Russky office and Open office desktop apps, Ekho Moskvi reports.

The flavour of Linux being used will be one of the cheap localised Russian Linux distributives in Russia.

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Now the Online Game is Core to the Franchise

Disney are building the online game as the core of their "Priates" franchise. Free to join - pay to upgrade. Can they do it?

Disney To Launch Free 'Pirates' MMO This May - News and Analysis by PC Magazine

Disney Online will offer the legions of fans who have flocked to see Captain Jack Sparrow in movie theaters a chance to star in an original video game adventure for free with "Pirates of the Caribbean Online."

The massively multiplayer online game, slated to launch in the spring in conjunction with the May 25 theatrical release of "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," will bypass retail and be available via a free download at

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