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I think the point is that is supports much more apps than WINE...

Cedega is Wine, with a nicer GUI. Everything that claims to be able to play Windows games on Linux comes from Wine. Cedega, CrossoverGames, or anyother out there. The difference comes in the support they offer, and how much you end up paying for it. Cedega is pure evil in that it takes from Wine but does not contribute to it (reason why some games end up working on Cedega but not in Wine), while CrossoverGames does. CrossoverGames is cheaper too.
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Why pay for this when I can just buy windows and ensure almost 100% compatibility with all my programs, not just games? Hence why Linux should only be used for servers and not the average joe-shmo, but that's my opinion.
    
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post #13 of 24
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Why pay for this when I can just buy windows and ensure almost 100% compatibility with all my programs, not just games? Hence why Linux should only be used for servers and not the average joe-shmo, but that's my opinion.
Linux is meant to be a desktop OS. Torvalds admitted it, don't bother him about it.

About not being for the average joe, it has something to do with Linux being coded back in the days when computers weren't for average joes in the first place -- back when the PC was the new kid on the block.
Edited by arkheii - 5/25/08 at 1:38am
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^^ I think linux was designed by linus torvalds and programmers for sun/sparc workstations, because they we're sick of their limitations between sun and windows...
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I hate the lack of support for 64-bit systems.
...and also the crappy video card drivers for linux.

If it wasn't for gaming, Ubuntu would probably be my primary OS.
    
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I hate the lack of support for 64-bit systems.
...and also the crappy video card drivers for linux.

If it wasn't for gaming, Ubuntu would probably be my primary OS.
That's a big reason why linuz is not taking off... that and you have to spend HOURS at it!
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post #17 of 24
As much as I love Linux, gaming has never been its strong point.

Neverball, Nexuiz and ET:QW are about some of the best native games for it.

For everything else, you have DX9 compatibility layers like WINE and the aformentioned CEDEGA, which despite allowing windows based apps to actually RUN on linux, often have poor performance with games.

Linux is great, but as someone mentioned previously, it takes time to adjust, which is something most people dont wanna do. Windows, for all its pitfalls, is very much 'pick up and play'.

I would like to see some linux programmers making distro's much more user friendly and intuitive, with frontends for some of the more complex stuff.

(Wouldnt stop me meddling though )
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That's a big reason why linuz is not taking off... that and you have to spend HOURS at it!
thats different from windows how?
lol
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thats different from windows how?
lol
Uhh... that it CAN play games and doesn't take hours to install a single program?
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Since when does anyone appart from somone thats illitarate with linux need a couple of hours to install a program on linux? I mean linux can be great if you arnt a dumba**
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