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I love how everyone wants Microsoft to die. Good luck getting an OS that plays all your favorite games and has the hardware compatibility that XP currently does

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I love how everyone wants Microsoft to die. Good luck getting an OS that plays all your favorite games and has the hardware compatibility that XP currently does

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That isn't a rant, it is the truth.
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I love how everyone wants Microsoft to die. Good luck getting an OS that plays all your favorite games and has the hardware compatibility that XP currently does

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It only works with almost all hardware because they have the largest marketshare, so the hardware companies only make drivers for windows based systems. Most don't bother with linux/unix drivers, but some release the information to programmers so they can write their own drivers for linux. And microsoft owns DX so they aren't going to license it to somebody so they lose money. (of course, i'm sure you already knew all this)
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I understand about market share, but I doubt all the hardware companies are going to release drivers and such for the 5 billion different flavors of linux, either
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I understand about market share, but I doubt all the hardware companies are going to release drivers and such for the 5 billion different flavors of linux, either
They don't have to though, one programmer can just sit there creating driver support for the hardware, all he needs is some specific info for the hardware (i can't remember what it is, but i remember reading about it a while back) which only some companies release, hence why some brands of products work better with linux than others. (nvidia vs. ati) But some companies refuse to release what the programmers need, and so it makes it much harder trying to deconstruct windows drivers and how ever else they do it (which takes a long time and is somtimes impossible). So if the companies would just be nice, it would be easier.
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