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I don't know what to make of this push towards Linux. On one hand I prefer Windows for its ease of use, familiar UI, Windows only programs (Visual Studio and others), and manufacturer support. On the other hand I'd like a more open and customizable OS than Windows. I'd also like to see DirectX die off and have OpenGL as the standard graphics API across the board. The OpenGL thing is mainly from a programmer standpoint though.

Either way even if I don't end up going to Linux hopefully this push will make Linux more competitive against Windows. Competition is always good.


i can only speak from my experience but recently trying out mint 14 KDE i haven't found anything even in the smallest operational details that isn't easily configurable and in the correct place. Far, far more powerful for the end user and much more fun in creating (multiple) desktops environments than windows 7 (8 moves even further away from this custom ability) many times ive thought "if only i could get my X,Y,Z to do this" and low and behold i can. Stepping back into windows is a cold experience and not just aesthetically i am doing a lot more productivity stuff on linux i didnt bother with before on windows

I do find it slightly amusing how varied the "post your desktop" images are with Linux V windows, most times peoples windows posts are just a different background its so locked down and mundane its untrue. Also for those that work in I.T or in front of a computer everyday turning on the same OS with the same sounds, cursors, borders, icons etc.. is just a bit soul destroying and dry

Of course windows is better supported and its for a certain target segment of the market. fSure EA will probably never move but as i played for 15mins on the supposed amazing Crysis 3 and felt bored to death (And not overly impressed graphically either) last night i couldnt wait to get back on linux and play some TF2 matches .. its not all about DX11/12/13 support imo redface.gif
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AMD Is the way forward for a Steambox, Intel is a epic fail, they have no where near what AMD has with APU's
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AMD Is the way forward for a Steambox, Intel is a epic fail, they have no where near what AMD has with APU's

AMD though, needs to improve on the driver front for Linux.

They work well (since last year or so), but they still cause too many problems with Xorg unless you install specifically tailored, auto-configuring drivers from RPMFusion (aka akmod-catalyst, which take quite a while to update since the privative ones are released).
   
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AMD though, needs to improve on the driver front for Linux.

They work well (since last year or so), but they still cause too many problems with Xorg unless you install specifically tailored, auto-configuring drivers from RPMFusion (aka akmod-catalyst, which take quite a while to update since the privative ones are released).

Once the Steam boxes are in production or if they secured an order for a few million APU's then I'm pretty sure they would release more Linux drivers out than we do with Windows.

They need motivation to do so, hell, I wouldn't care about Linux unless I knew that my APU's were going to be sold in the millions for a Linux gaming box..... If you knew what I mean.
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AMD Is the way forward for a Steambox, Intel is a epic fail, they have no where near what AMD has with APU's

but the point is that its "good news" that intel is making strives towards better linux drivers. The story could of read "intel to dump linux in favour of mobile devices and shizzle"

competition is good my friend and interest in an opensource platform from the largest electronics company in the world suggests good times for linux gamers

+ my old laptop is survived by its dual core pentium Intel HD2000, I wouldn't attempt to run windows or any games on it, but through improved drivers im running mint 13 really quite fast and because the gpu drivers arent a total mess i can actually play openarena and other quake based games really quite well considering the very low performance of the igp. I can 'just' play 720p youtube videos also thumb.gif

a LOT of laptops are sold with integrated graphics only, some also have an Nvidia or ATi card combined and with better drivers for the onboard means when your not on power you have better energy saving and also FPS, plus it will be a boost for those using lucid virtu too.
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i played for 15mins on the supposed amazing Crysis 3 and felt bored to death (And not overly impressed graphically either) last night i couldnt wait to get back on linux and play some TF2 matches .. its not all about DX11/12/13 support imo redface.gif
Crysis 3 is not just about the graphics, plus this is Multiplayer. As a Crysis 2 veteran my avg k/d in Crysis 3 is say 35-5 or 30-5 or so I have no problems destroying newbies. But you need to wait for SP to judge anything, cause as you know Crysis was all about SP.
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I can see it now 2014 the year I finally switch over to linux. After games all I really want to see is microsoft office (I dislike libre/open office) also being offered up.
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This can only be good news for the Linux community. I can't wait for more and more game developers to wake up and offer OpenGL titles that will run on BOTH Widows and Linux as opposed to just DirectX with gives Microsoft the near monopoly and draconian control.
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I can see it now 2014 the year I finally switch over to linux. After games all I really want to see is microsoft office (I dislike libre/open office) also being offered up.

Funny you should mention that, just 2 days ago this article popped up ...

Would Microsoft really bring Office to Linux?
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It's definitely no more than a rumor at this point, originating as it apparently did in the report of a single writer based on hearsay at the Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM) in Brussels last weekend.

“I was informed that Microsoft is having a 'meaningful look' at a full Linux port of Office thanks to Linux showing signs of commercial viability on the desktop,” wrote Michael Larabel in a Tuesday post on Phoronix, a Linux-focused news site, citing an unnamed source.
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also hasnt libre office just about been re-written recently and is now meant to be much better (not that i had problems other than the fact office didnt like libre saved docs and wouldn't open them properly which i found out after submitting many CV's saved in the supposed correct word format doh.gif)
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