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Hopefully soon we'll have a reverse wine that allows Linux programs on Windows. At this rate the option of Linux as a regular occurrence is inevitable.
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With the fund,maybe they will get more games working after doing this contract.
It's a long way though but good news for Linux.
Well, if they're working on getting WINE more photoshop compatible, at the least we'll see some improvements towards 2d Windows applications in general. I doubt this will help games, but it should help Window application "emulation" overall, hopefully.
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Hopefully soon we'll have a reverse wine that allows Linux programs on Windows. At this rate the option of Linux as a regular occurrence is inevitable.
Already exists, Although I don't know why you wouldn't just run Linux straight like a sane person.

See http://wiki.gp2x.org/wiki/AndLinux
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Already exists, Although I don't know why you wouldn't just run Linux straight like a sane person.

See http://wiki.gp2x.org/wiki/AndLinux
For me (meaning don't start a pointless argument) : Vista is quite allot better then Linux. I've used both and i have to say i would never chose Linux over Vista Home Premium x64.
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Why not instead invest in a native Linux alternative?
Money. I'm sure it's cheaper to make an emulator compatible with a program than to rewrite a whole program.

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Hopefully soon we'll have a reverse wine that allows Linux programs on Windows. At this rate the option of Linux as a regular occurrence is inevitable.
The minute that happens, and if m$ doesn't hush it up, then that's saying "Hey, maybe Linux isn't so bad, after all."
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The minute that happens, and if m$ doesn't hush it up, then that's saying "Hey, maybe Linux isn't so bad, after all."
Microsoft would never say that since it would hurt sales of Windows for them to admit it.
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Money. I'm sure it's cheaper to make an emulator compatible with a program than to rewrite a whole program.

They could still develop their competing program, that happens to be under GPL (making it more accessible), and make it a direct competitor to Photoshop. Kinda like Gimp, but better. A company like Google should be able to pull something like that off.
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Hopefully soon we'll have a reverse wine that allows Linux programs on Windows. At this rate the option of Linux as a regular occurrence is inevitable.
such a thing already exists

i forget what it's called though
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For me (meaning don't start a pointless argument) : Vista is quite allot better then Linux. I've used both and i have to say i would never chose Linux over Vista Home Premium x64.
Out of interest, why do you think Vista is better? What does it offer you that means it's worth the money and not worth dual booting (if you need it for gaming)?
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Out of interest, why do you think Vista is better? What does it offer you that means it's worth the money and not worth dual booting (if you need it for gaming)?
I'm not going to argue but i will say 1 thing. I don't dual boot. Vista's performance for me was pretty much exactly the same as XP. Even better on the desktop and since SP1 Gears of War actually launches like 4 times faster.
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