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Along with a new OS release comes a new strategy to make money
Things are going to be different with Windows 10 in a number of ways, and all presumably for the better (or so we're hoping and knocking on wood with Hulk-like force). It's not just the features and design that Microsoft is altering, however, but also its business model. Microsoft COO Kevin Turner spoke at a Credit Suisse technology investment conference recently, revealing that his company is looking at new ways of making money off of Windows.
The first Fedora release influenced by the Fedora.next initiative
Fedora 21 is now available to the general public, representing the first OS release to come out of the Fedora.next initiative, which emphasizes increased modularity and flexibility that go beyond the desktop. It's a new vision for Fedora, in terms of the way it's developed and the types of users it's targeting, and with Fedora 21 come three different variants -- Fedora 21 Cloud, Fedora 21 Server, and Fedora 21 Workstation.
A possible look at Samsung's Galaxy S6 specifications
The Galaxy S6 could end up being Samsung's most important smartphone release in quite some time. There's certainly a lot riding on the release -- faced with lower than expected revenues from the Galaxy S5 not selling as well as the company hoped, a few heads in management rolled during a recent restructuring effort. Samsung chief J.K. Shin managed to avoid the axe and was given another chance, though his job could be on the line if the Galaxy S6 doesn't turn things around. With that in mind, we have some possible specs of the Galaxy S6 to share.
Between the holiday sales and promotions that have been going on lately, your wallet or purse is probably significantly lighter than it was a month ago. Hey, tis the season for spending, right? Or perhaps it's giving, which the mood AMD is in these days. Closing out the year in style, AMD just released its Catalyst Omega special edition driver, which it describes as the biggest and best software upgrade it's released this year.
Fractal Design is best known for its computer cases, though it also offers products like power supplies, case fans, and various accessories. One thing that's been noticeably absent from its catalog, however, is liquid cooling. That is, until now. Fractal Design made its intentions of entering the liquid market known earlier this year, and today those plans become a reality with the new Kelvin T12, S24, and S36 coolers.
This weekend Intel hosted its first Intel Extreme Masters gaming event in North America. The PC gaming/eSport event took place at the SAP Center in San Jose, California and featured a $50,000 League of Legends tournament and a $25,000 StarCraft II tournament.
Back in July, it was rumored that Samsung was diving into the world of virtual reality devices, which the company finally confirmed in September. But unlike the Oculus Rift, which is a standalone device, the Gear VR has been developed to make use of mobile devices as a source of power and content generation. But content creators and VR enthusiasts no longer have to wait for it. Today, Samsung has released the Gear VR Innovator Edition for $200.
The Witcher 3 is proving too big and complex to ship on time
All good things come to those who wait, right? If so, The Witcher 3 is going to be really, really good when it finally ships. Developer CD Projekt announced another delay for The Witcher 3, pushing back the release three months and setting a new launch date of May 19, 2015. According to an open letter published by The Board of CD PROJEKT SA, the delay essentially relates to the growing size of the game.
Black Friday? Check. Cyber Monday? Check. Ongoing savings, Steam Weeklong Deals, and GOG DRM-Free Big Winter Sale? Check, check, and check again! Phew, talk about a busy holiday shopping season, and it doesn't feel like it's coming to a close anytime soon. Instead, more and more promotions keep popping up, like Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals starting with a Toshiba Encore Mini tablet for $79, marked down from $119.