Linux Gamer’s money

I just stumbled over the data for the sales of the Humble Indie Bundle. The money made as of Saturday 09. May around 6pm local time is: $612,300 by 72,969 people with an average price for the bundle of $8.39. The average amount by Linux users is $13.95. That is more than $6 more than the average the Windows users spend.

The revenue per operating system is: Windows: 52%, Mac 24% and Linux 24%.

With a market share of Linux operating systems of only 1% (Source: Wikipedia) I am wondering, why they make 24% of the revenue for the Humble Indie Bundle.

Are there so few good Linux games, that the personal value is much more than for the spoiled Windows users?

Are the main Linux users all people with good jobs and can just afford to pay more?

Are the Linux users more likely adults than kids (as on Windows) and therefore have more money?

Do Linux users safe so much money on other software, that they have it for games?

Any other ideas? Or a solution perhaps? Please tell me.

Assassin’s Creed II

I have written an E-Mail to Ubisoft Germany about the copy protection mechanism of Assassin’s Creed II, which needs a connection to the Internet even if you are playing offline. The whole text of the letter can be found on the German version of this page.

Neo Episode 2

Right now I can do 100 strokes per minute. And it is even more fun. The only problem I have are the typos I make – They are many. If there is a good method to learn how to avoid them I would be really grateful.

Installing on Ubuntu 9.10
Set the active keyboard layout in “System → Settings → Keyboard” to “German → Neo”. Neo is now active but only a beta version in which (compared to the current version) for example “ü” and “ö” are changed.
Download the recent xkb.tgz

$ wget http://neo-layout.org/xkb.tgz

and replace the old files (do not forget to make a backup).

$ sudo tar -C /usr/share/X11/ -xzf xkb.tgz

More tutorials for installing Neo on Linux, Windows and other operating systems can be found on the manufacturer’s homepage. (All linked homepages are in German)

Neo and vi(m)
In vim the keys “hjkl” are  used to navigate. Now these keys are spaced somewhere on the keyboard, so we better use “snrt” to have navigation on the same place as if we were using QWERTY. We exchange the particular letters.
Edit or create the file ~/.vimrc and add the following:

no s h
no h s
no n j
no j n
no r k
no k r
no t l
no l t

Neo and Virtualisation
I need to use windows at work, so I used to use VirtualBox. Try to install Windows. Everything worked fine until I should insert the license code. It was not possible to insert digits (even after changing the layout on the host back to QWERTY).
Since then I use QEMU and Neo is even running with the Windows drivers in my guest system.