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If people supported opengl gaming windows would be teh doomed
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If people supported opengl gaming windows would be teh doomed
I wouldn't say doomed, but certainly Microsoft would have to seriously rethink how it creates and markets Windows. They've got to give people some incentive, other than games, why their OS should be used.
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post #23 of 29
and those reasons would be..
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He didn't mention reasons, just new incentives. It makes perfect sense. I use Windows and Windows only on all of my computers. For what reason? Well, I use them all for gaming. On my crappy computers, I use 3DS Max (render farm, baby).

There. I gave you the original reason (if you're a gamer, you use Windows...duh), and an incentive (in Chipp's words) to continue to use Windows. There is no way I'm putting down gaming any time soon, and there's no way I'm using some other 3D modeling and animation program, especially not some wannabe like Blender.

Other people have situations just like this. They have an established experience with programs that are written for Windows, programs that in most cases are just better than any open-source stuff you're going to get that happens to work with Linux. At this point I can tie back into the original subject of the tread. I've used Vegas for all of my video editing needs - why the hell should I switch to this Ubuntu Studio? It's a waste of my time and productivity.

Back to Chipp's point. I too strongly believe that Microsoft needs to completely change directions on their entire approach to Windows. The single reason I would consider Vista at this point is for games, which obviously isn't worth the price tag (though we all know there are...ways around this). Well...after seeing the Crysis, Project Offset, and SC2 screenshots...maybe it is

But seriously, The next release of Windows had better be a direct blow to everything Linux has on Windows: price, stability, and ease of use.

IMO, you shouldn't have to even think about your operating system when you're using a computer. Hell, you shouldn't even see the NAME of it while using your computer. It's supposed to be the entity that coordinates everything you do on your computer - it really doesn't need to be covered in logos. This is all my opinion, and it's completely off topic.
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UbuntuStudio is highly unstable. I've had to re-install it 10 times now and it always hangs if I leave it on too long. Sorry guys back on windows. I had World of Warcraft working and everything
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post #26 of 29
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UbuntuStudio is highly unstable. I've had to re-install it 10 times now and it always hangs if I leave it on too long. Sorry guys back on windows. I had World of Warcraft working and everything
Wierd.... I didn't have any issues. (though it was only on my hard drive for probably 1 hour before it got replaced by ArchLinux. )
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post #27 of 29
when you first install it do a quick internet update it helps a lot.
I have managed to get beryl on it and its just awesome!
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Yeah I got Beryl on it really easy too. I had WINE and stuff for WoW. Worked fairly well, though it had no sound. After about 2 hours I started having random lockups. I'd be in Firefox or in WoW or just clicking a menu item. It'd lock up when it was unattended too.

So I re-installed to see if it was something I had done. Well as soon as it started the first time I logged in and started to do the updates and it locked up again. I finally decided it's not really worth it.
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Install plain 'Buntu and add what you need. I used ubuntu for a server once and no crashing for 2 months! (after that power went out and pc died. For some reason)
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