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Do you want more Linux support?

#11goron_tunicPosted 11/4/2013 4:40:48 PM
Ubuntu sucks. I use Crunchbang Linux, it just makes browsing and watching movies easier than Windows 7 imo (of course I go back to windows for gaming).

I'm sure I'll use a distro that's modified from SteamOS in the future as game support increases.
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#12BogePosted 11/4/2013 5:41:26 PM
I'd way rather have Linux than Windows. Why not? It's free. I wouldn't have to buy Windows every few years.

The only issue with Linux is the support, so of course I'd like more Linux support.
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#13Orestes417Posted 11/4/2013 5:42:53 PM
As long as there are benefits to the entire ecosystem sure.
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#14Worknofun370Posted 11/4/2013 5:51:31 PM
Yeah, gaming is the only reason I have a Windows install still, and it's only a small handful of games that I can't get running in Wine.

So if I could play the games I wanted to in Linux, I finally could stop rebooting my computer all the time... which would be nice.
#15nobleisthynamePosted 11/4/2013 5:51:42 PM
As long as the pros of Linux aren't sacrificed for the sake of appealing to a larger audience I'm all for it.
#16Rexdragon125Posted 11/4/2013 6:00:02 PM
Yes, it would be nice if the product FOSS advocates are pushing was usable.
#17JudgmenlPosted 11/4/2013 6:17:13 PM
I'm indifferent because I don't use Linux for anything other than school.
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#18darkstar4221Posted 11/4/2013 7:22:11 PM
kobalobasileus posted...
I'd like it if Linux became a highly-polished piece of OSS like Firefox. But I don't think that will happen, as an OS is far more complex than a browser. The OSS community can't even get an office suite or photoshop clone to be good, so I think an OS is definitely out of the question.

Still, I'd like to at least try SteamOS to see if Valve has the skills to backup their talk.

BSD is one of the most polished operating systems out there, it just doesn't have the support that windows has.
#19Orestes417Posted 11/4/2013 7:31:37 PM
Linux in the sense you mean will never become a highly polished piece of OSS simply because there is no single entity to do so. There's half a million different related projects involved
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#20arleasPosted 11/4/2013 8:04:12 PM
I'm hoping that SteamOS is highly polished and well maintained so that it's a good alternative to windows. I thought the goal of Ubuntu was to bring it to the masses by making it more accessible but last time I tried it, it seemed more trouble than it was worth, though 90% of my trouble was getting the graphics card to work properly.