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Oh and one last thing if it uses to much resources then you need a new rig.
I think my rig is fine. Yes, I do use linux but i am not a biased person. I simply mean that its hard to simultaneously have a good workstation OS and gaming OS at the same time. I agree that there is nothing wrong with windows and it is the only fully supported OS todayl, although thats unfortunate. I will admit though that if linux had as much support as windows did (from software vendors) then i would be %100 linux BUT its not so i stick with windows and dual booting. This topic kinda went off subject but oh well.
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post #12 of 48
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I think you are full of it lol JK. Windows does not eat up TO MUCH resources, maybe more than other OS's but still not to much. Windows is a great OS, has been for quite some time. I have been using Windows sense 98 and I like it more than any other I have used so far. It fits for practical use... you want to play a game widows can play them all, same with programs and utilities. Widows is a great OS that can do it all with out having to switch to another OS. I know you linux user tend to be narrow minded and bias, but lets face it widows can do anything and there is a lot more support and user friendlyness.

Oh and one last thing if it uses to much resources then you need a new rig. My vista Ultimate uses about half a gig of RAM with 46 processes, 12 of which I can end task on at anytime. Things like u torrent, sidebar, Avast, Zone alarm, dream scene, Firefox, WMP, and burning a DVD right now. So using 25% of my RAM and only about 300mb on start up seems like very little resources to me.
1: Your PC has more resources than just the RAM.
2: No one is saying Windows is horrible. It's obviously the only smart choice for gaming right now. We are simply saying a gaming OS supported by the hardware/software manufacturers would be nice.
3: As for support and user friendliness, we are not talking about Linux in its current form. The gaming OS I'm dreaming of is as user friendly as a console, with a lot of the same benefits. And support would have to be carried by the hardware and software manufacturers, as I said.
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Well they better care about it because it's one of the main reasons that I'm running Vista......(or any MS OS)
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The Unreal Tournament franchise has been released with OpenGL support for some time, and it honestly runs fine on linux. I have had MANY difficulties trying to make openGL apps work in 64bit windows with my hacked GPU drivers, though- there's certainly something to be said for directx just plain working.

Honestly though, if linux were really acceptable for gaming, my baby would have linux as the only os. As it is, I vmware most everything; actually rebooting whenever I want to game hurts my folding
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Well... you have to think of WHY developers use DirectX instead of OpenGL. Developers obviously know that OpenGL works on other OSes and would increase their market. However, DirectX gets technical support and development from MS. OpenGL doesn't.
May have more to do with the lackluster market share of both OS X and Linux combined on the desktop. There's no gain in sight compared to the effort needed to develop for both, I guess.

The way MS are ****ing up their monopoly now we might see some changes. They're both gaining on Windows, and if 7 is just a Vista rehash as they say, and DX11 will be a 7 exclusive, this will be the last MS OS I buy.
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May have more to do with the lackluster market share of both OS X and Linux combined on the desktop. There's no gain in sight compared to the effort needed to develop for both, I guess.

The way MS are ****ing up their monopoly now we might see some changes. They're both gaining on Windows, and if 7 is just a Vista rehash as they say, and DX11 will be a 7 exclusive, this will be the last MS OS I buy.
You bought windows? lol
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http://www.gamesforwindows.com/en-US/Pages/index.aspx

Did they not see this? I think they are helping start a revolution personally. They are helping keep PC gaming going strong while linking console gamers with PC Gamers.
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"Blizzard: Microsoft Doesn't Care About PC Gaming"

Blizzard is becoming the Kanye West of the technology world =)
Whoever the hell that is...



Sounds like another conflict of interest lawsuit against M$ to me.
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"Blizzard: Microsoft Doesn't Care About PC Gaming"

Blizzard is becoming the Kanye West of the technology world =)
Rich?!

I don't get it...
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That blog is just nonsense. Why is this posted in the news section anyways? It's just someone’s opinion about what he thinks M$ should focus on. Where does it say that a rep from M$ has stated "That they don't care about PC gaming"? The title is very misleading unless I do not understand it correctly?
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