mobile computers replacing desktop
Posted Sep 10, 2012 10:20 UTC (Mon) by khim
In reply to: mobile computers replacing desktop
Parent article: Improving Ubuntu's application upload process
It's only good enough if you live in an area with good Internet connectivity
Well, this is where all the PCs live. In areas where you don't have good Internet connectivity (such as Africa) you don't have PCs, just mobile phones so all these discussions are even less relevant.
and don't need to use mobile networks much.
Huh? What this has to do with anything? If you need to use mobile networks then you use them via your phone. How can you use them with a PC?
Game companies are giving up on cloud based DRM,
and customers are rebelling against game companies that want to have even their single-user games require full time Internet connectivity.
Customer's complain. A lot. Yet they still buy more games if could-based DRM is used thus I doubt it'll change. Some customers don't want to have anything to have with such DRM schemes, but these can be served later. First you sell games to a new customers with DRM and all other lockdown schemes and then, years later, GOG (or someone similar) sell unlocked games to the rest of the public.
It's Ok to have your stuff take advantage of good connectivity if it's there, but if you make it _require_ good connectivity, you are abandoning large parts of the market.
Sure, but these are less-affluent parts of the market. If you can squeeze more money from the ones who don't mind always-on requirement then this is still a net win.
to post comments)