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My really big hope now is that Steam does go ahead and create or co-create a "Steam Box", based on Linux (since Microsoft license fees would be quite high).
That would make a big impact, since game publishers would treat this as a specific platform to launch games for, very likely meaning Linux desktop users would get them too.
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My really big hope now is that Steam does go ahead and create or co-create a "Steam Box", based on Linux (since Microsoft license fees would be quite high).
That would make a big impact, since game publishers would treat this as a specific platform to launch games for, very likely meaning Linux desktop users would get them too.

That is only a good idea if it's not a walled garden platform.
    
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If every PC game is playable in Linux I would have a single computer with Windows.
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I give valve my heart. Jitp.
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loads.
The experience is garbage compared to windows 7.

He doesn't mean booting up a few Distros in a VM, trying them for a bit after install and then saying "THIS SUCKS!" and deleting it.
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They need to make this happen and make a good portion of their library work at launch. I have been waiting for the day I can forget about Windows as an OS.
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I simply can't wait.
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There's nothing hard about using a Linux based system as long as you stay with relatively simple distros such as Ubuntu or Mint. I don't see many gamers willing to use something like Gentoo though.

I am.
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If good games and powerful creative software were to support linux, I wouldn't be on windows..
if only...

The only creative software I can think of right now that's lackluster on Linux is video editing software... though that may just be because it's 2 am.
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Probably, I hear that Visual Studio is the Photoshop of coding, it has no true competitor.
Just what I hear, though. I personally don't know.

Though I'm no expert coder, I've never really seen the appeal of VS over something like vim or emacs besides the unwillingness to learn how to use the latter two. Writing web pages and some junk scripts I've never felt the need to use anything besides my keyboard and then just save/run whatever it was (unless it was some crap troll script) and see how it turns out.

But then again, I've really never felt the need for a GUI to do all the stuff one typically does in the terminal on something like Gentoo. Dunno if something's wrong with me.
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Not that many left for me.
Just you know, a complete restructuring of the GUI to make it actually... good.

You realize that Linux itself has no GUI, right? You've got a lot of choices -- GNOME, KDE, XFCE, LXDE, Fluxbox, Enlightenment, awesomewm, etc.
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loads.
The experience is garbage compared to windows 7.

How so? You don't like using the terminal?
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The only creative software I can think of right now that's lackluster on Linux is video editing software... though that may just be because it's 2 am.

I'm a GIMP fan, but it doesn't have the polish of commercial applications. It has a lot of features and is highly extensible, but it's the little things it is missing that annoy me the most.
    
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I'm a GIMP fan, but it doesn't have the polish of commercial applications. It has a lot of features and is highly extensible, but it's the little things it is missing that annoy me the most.

I'm no expert photo editor either, so w/e GIMP works great for me... can't speak for professionals. I also have an urge to interject about how GIMP, unlike PS, respects your freedom.
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I'm no expert photo editor either, so w/e GIMP works great for me... can't speak for professionals.

I am not a professional at all. I make very little use of its functionality. I'd just love to be able to merge linked layers, or select multiple layers so that I can move or delete them.

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I also have an urge to interject about how GIMP, unlike PS, respects your freedom.

That isn't going to be a concern for Windows converts else they wouldn't be running Windows already. Those who do care about this are probably already using GIMP smile.gif
    
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