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I like to game too but I keep them separate. It's only a few seconds to switch over from my Linux drive to Windows drive and I don't have to worry about a GRUB vs windows showdown. I sometimes wish Valve hadn't lied to us about making native support for Steam. I'm still upset with them about that.

@wildcard: Skype is the only thing I really "have to" switch over to windows besides gaming for right now because of microphone problems and the fact they stopped supporting it(even if they claim they still do it's version 2.1 for crying out loud how hard is it for them to update?). If you figure out how to get mic working then I'd love to know.
     
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I like to game too but I keep them separate. It's only a few seconds to switch over from my Linux drive to Windows drive and I don't have to worry about a GRUB vs windows showdown. I sometimes wish Valve hadn't lied to us about making native support for Steam. I'm still upset with them about that.

@wildcard: Skype is the only thing I really "have to" switch over to windows besides gaming for right now because of microphone problems and the fact they stopped supporting it(even if they claim they still do it's version 2.1 for crying out loud how hard is it for them to update?). If you figure out how to get mic working then I'd love to know.
Yea having a fast SSD I use Windows for gaming, takes less than 30 seconds to reboot and go into Linux or back into Windows.

My main issue with skype though is that I cannot use it in Windows 7. I have an older Logitech Quickcam STX which Logitech in their infinite wisdom claim it cannot pass testing or some bs like that so they do not have any drivers for it. So I have to use linux to use the webcam. Ubuntu 10.10 worked fine with skype, though.
   
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I like to game too but I keep them separate. It's only a few seconds to switch over from my Linux drive to Windows drive and I don't have to worry about a GRUB vs windows showdown. I sometimes wish Valve hadn't lied to us about making native support for Steam. I'm still upset with them about that.

@wildcard: Skype is the only thing I really "have to" switch over to windows besides gaming for right now because of microphone problems and the fact they stopped supporting it(even if they claim they still do it's version 2.1 for crying out loud how hard is it for them to update?). If you figure out how to get mic working then I'd love to know.


I think that steam ad "hiring talented people capable of porting games to linux" is still on their steam page, isn't it?
I had my hopes up after the release of the humble bundle 2, where linux users have paid twice what windows user have paid for the games... something else that pisses me is.. isn't the unreal engine developed under linux? at least unreal 2004 (I think) was released on both plataforms together... meh... how hard could it be to patch a game into linux? Even poorly, like they do on consoles? Now I'm a completly noob talking, but I guess it has something to do with direct-x and microsoft
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Haven't used suse in years. I'm pretty bored at the moment so I suppose I will
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there is a solution to your problem!

just use low heat parts, make an epic casemod, and run two systems in the same box one for windows one for linux lol PROBLEM SOLVED! dont need two computers, dont need to reboot, dont need to vm

lol half the time im running linux im running it in a VM... VMs are fine if you know their limitations
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I think that steam ad "hiring talented people capable of porting games to linux" is still on their steam page, isn't it?
I had my hopes up after the release of the humble bundle 2, where linux users have paid twice what windows user have paid for the games... something else that pisses me is.. isn't the unreal engine developed under linux? at least unreal 2004 (I think) was released on both plataforms together... meh... how hard could it be to patch a game into linux? Even poorly, like they do on consoles? Now I'm a completly noob talking, but I guess it has something to do with direct-x and microsoft
It has everything to do with directX, as the entire rendering engine as well as audio is ran in DX. Just because the engine can work with OGL doesn't mean a company used the OGL rendering for the engine. You don't port into linux, you have to re-write the engine to linux. Xbox can port to windows because of a common interface, DX, unfortunately that isn't so with linux.

Unreal can use OGL, but if they create the whole game for DX11 they would also have to "port"/create the OGL rendering engine. Yes there is a pre-designed engine, that's part of the Linux base that Unreal made. The problem is that they often modify (heavily) the rendering engine, creating custom tweaks and code. All that has to be "ported" over to OGL, most of it written from scratch.
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How's boot time with 11.4? My biggest complaint about 11.3.

I'm building a whole new pc this weekend for linux and overclocking experiments so I will definitely give it a try.
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It makes you wonder though: Would MS come after Valve if they went on to make a Steam Distro and had some devs follow? I personally wouldn't mind a reboot to switch from one distro to going into a Distro that is based solely around games. No MS in my gaming life would be a great day I think.

On topic: I looked around but I might have missed it; is there any word on when they'll have updates for all the DE variants ready? I had kind of hoped to have a run at E17 with openSUSE's "petite".
     
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novell is one of the few companies who are doing a GOOD job at trying to make a solid desktop OS out of linux

now i know the ubuntu guys are trying their hardest... but they just make way too many mistakes and they aim for a cutting edge for noobs desktop thing which doesnt work instead of novells more corporate minded approach

havent touched suse for a few years... should give it another go just for kicks
Huh? cutting edge for noobs desktop? (We don't need elitist comments like that thanks) Too many mistakes? Huh? I've been using ubuntu as my main desktop for over 3 years now. It works great... only minor issues that you would have with any OS. So you think it is bad that ubuntu is trying to make an OS that everyone can use? We should only keep it for the people who know more about the OS? Give me a break....
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Have you looked in susegallery? Maybe a bit early but I'm always surprised how fast some people get things out.

I had better lucks with some of the non-official suse remixes.

I just don't get enlightenment/E17, but thats a topic for another thread.
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