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Linux only needs one 'killer' game to explode, says Battlefield director
Chetyre posted...Shub posted...Orestes417 posted...There's nothing else I use Windows for that can't be done as well through a xen vm.
You can switch to LVM. much more malleable
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Been running BTRFS for years now, LVM would just be added complication. The issue comes in in migrating over the other OSes currently occupying real installs on various drives
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Psykic Petrol posted...
The whole history about no games on Linux/only DirectX thing was pretty funny. Or very facepalming depending on your perspective.
And how is DirectX more open than OpenGL? You are forgetting that DirectX is only available on Windows. One of the main problems in the PC desktop is the lack of interoperability between Windows and other OSes. If Microsoft would make DirectX open source and cross platform you would see more gaming support for Linux.
Given the marketshare of Windows and that Microsoft owns the rights to DirectX so MS can make it exclusive to Windows thus preventing interoperability, that is why MS STILL has a monopoly in the PC desktop.
BF director is stupid. Windows started small and built up as they go. Why can't Linux?!?
Can you name any popular PC game during 90s?
Originally Posted by Manicdan
using a OCed quad for torrenting is like robbing your local video store with a rocket launcher.
what does a person from dice know about killer games?
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The funny thing is that Halo was never a killer game. It was merely the best game on a console that had no good games, so those who bought an Xbox clung to it.
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DirectX is just much better documented and just easier to use than OpenGL by a magnitude. OpenGL has a lot of extra cruft since it's not really designed for games in the first place.
Linux is great as a Windows alternative but far from a replacement, but IMHO it needs a lot more than "one killer" game to push it into the main stream home user market...
but like I said that is my humble opinion...
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