WA Delegate: The City State of Ankh Morporka (elected 84 days ago)
Founder: The Arktocracy of Hylasia
Embassies: Confederation of Nations.
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|1.||The Democratic Republic of Syrillia||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Ex dolore prosperum”|
|2.||The Constitutional Monarchy of Tilsitsin||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Safe, Strong, United.”|
|3.||The City State of Ankh Morporka||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Quanti canicula ille in fenestra”|
|4.||The Empire of Menzaria||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Command and Conquer”|
|5.||The Constitutional Monarchy of Iritrium||Psychotic Dictatorship||“War is the best option”|
|6.||The United Kingdom of Metaphysical Plains||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“We Won't Be Shaken”|
|7.||The Arktocracy of Hylasia||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Screw you, I'm a bear!”|
|8.||The City-State of Jaxandria||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Respect All, Trust None”|
|9.||The Utopia of The Foco||Left-wing Utopia||“All that is solid will melt into air”|
- 2 days 14 hours ago: The Constitutional Monarchy of Iritrium arrived from Federation of the militaristic empires.
- 5 days ago: The Republic of Ossan ceased to exist.
- 7 days ago: The Democratic Republic of Syrillia arrived from Confederation of Nations.
- 8 days ago: The Democratic Republic of Syrillia departed this region for Confederation of Nations.
- 15 days ago: The Allied States of The Apprenticus Islands departed this region for The McKirdy Alliance.
- 15 days ago: The Republic of Free Western Australia departed this region for Australia.
- 17 days ago: The Allied States of The Apprenticus Islands arrived from Osiris.
- 18 days ago: The Colony of Region 4 Intl Territory 1 departed this region for Confederation of Nations.
- 23 days ago: The City State of Ankh Morporka updated the World Factbook entry.
- 24 days ago: The World Weary Peoples of Kittiwake ceased to exist.
Confederation of Independent States Regional Message Board
I'm quite interested to see how the Steam OS is going to work out. Obviously the big limitation at the moment is the lack of Linux compatible games.
Valve has the clout to push the big developers into supporting Linux as a viable gaming platform, but the real question is if a majority of PC gamers are willing to make the transition.
Yeah, I think many devs have already expressed an interest in Linux, hopefully this is a big push. But, will Steam OS ever be the sole os on any pc? Is that even the goal? I'm not sure what to make of it.
I personally see it as one part of a dual boot solution myself. I don't think Valve have gotten that far with any plans to give it true OS functionality beyond what Big Picture is already giving us.
So here's my attempt at trying a serious RP again: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=272768
I'm pretty rusty, so we'll see how it goes... :/
I suppose a dual boot Steam OS could solve the issue of new versions of Mac and Windows causing game compatibility problems, but...that's about it, right? I'm definitely excited about the possibility, because I'm absolutely positive that Valve is going to give me something that I can't predict.
A dual boot system would give you the best of both worlds. On one hand, you've got full access to desktop apps in either Windows or OSX, while the SteamOS side gives you the performance of a dedicated gaming environment.
Interesting times for sure. I'm looking at upgrading to a new computer next year and am dreading the prospect of Windows 8. Getting backwards compatibility for Windows 7 was bad enough.
Some of the classic games are just too good to say goodbye to. Red Alert for instance.
Valve just committed to push Linux and help forward it. Imagine a "dual boot" scenario on a Linux pc, with Steam OS on there as well. It wouldn't necessarily be the typical dual boot that we think of. The OS's wouldn't need to be strictly isolated from each other, and it could theoretically be possible to run both at the same time, with SteamOS possibly being more of a games-oriented augmentation of the basic Linux platform. That would be very interesting. But it will probably just be a straight dual-boot scenario.