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Will the day ever come when we can use linux to play our sweeet windows games with full support just like on windows?! I love linux and its so sad I can't use it for everything :*(
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I can play Crysis?
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No.

Not full support at least, VALVe are paying some minor attention to expanding OS's but they are only a small part of the market.

What's wrong with Windows anyway? It's pretty much superior in every conceivable way, it's why people use it to begin with.
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Originally Posted by Reflux View Post
No.

Not full support at least, VALVe are paying some minor attention to expanding OS's but they are only a small part of the market.

What's wrong with Windows anyway? It's pretty much superior in every conceivable way, it's why people use it to begin with.
Really? I wonder why I removed Windows to make a hackintosh? Hmmm, what could possibly be the reason for removing Windows? Now that I think about it, reading your thread has made me wonder why I would have done such a thing! Oh dear, I'll never know.
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Really? I wonder why I removed Windows to make a hackintosh? Hmmm, what could possibly be the reason for removing Windows? Now that I think about it, reading your thread has made me wonder why I would have done such a thing! Oh dear, I'll never know.
For gaming it's just not the logical option.

Not at all.

Certain advantages include better options for video editing but other than that, Windows has the software market.

You make me wonder why you would actually downgrade, enlighten me.
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It's pretty much superior in every conceivable way, it's why people use it to begin with.
Except for:

-Security
-I/O Structure
-Filesystem
-Programming Language Support (Doesn't natively support C++ lol)

The only thing Windows has going for it is application support, and that's simply due to their monopoly and not a feature of the actual operating system.

And a bunch of other things that I don't feel like listing. As far as the original OP's question goes, I think all games will be running ONLY on Linux 25 years from now.

Why? Because no one (well, maybe Overclock.net members) will own a computer. Everything will simply be done on the cloud. Computers will become appliances, in that they are easily interchangeable. Drop your laptop? Buy a new one and login to the cloud to instantly have all your stuff back. They won't even have HDs, as all of the data will be stored on the cloud.

And what will be running all of these systems? Linux of course.

Google OS is a perfect example of this, as is IOS. That's where the future lies. (Well, IOS is BSD but you get the point).
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Linux is awesome. I think it would be great for it to be used over all parts of computers not just video editing or whatever you stated, theres nothing wrong with it going beyond what it is now. (Troll???????)
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Forget the games...Where are all the cool overclocking tools our Windows counterpart supports? The only reason I have Win7 Ultimate 64 installed on a secondary hard drive is to run overclocking utilities. Sucks ...
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Forget the games...Where are all the cool overclocking tools our Windows counterpart supports? The only reason I have Win7 Ultimate 64 installed on a secondary hard drive is to run overclocking utilities. Sucks ...
Same! I need my CPU-Z and nvflash on windows for OCing purposes, basically only reason I boot windows.
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What's wrong with Windows anyway? It's pretty much superior in every conceivable way, it's why people use it to begin with.
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