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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-22-2020, 01:49 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by bigjdubb View Post
All this crap is way over my head. I can't figure out if this increases my chances of being able to use a free linux distribution on a gaming only machine without having to install windows or not.
It doesn't. This is for WSL, and WSL is for developers using Windows machines that want to run Linux-based tools. If that is not you then you can move on to the next news article.

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no one said game mode currently works. just that there are rumblings about future windows builds featuring a genuine game mode where all the not needed OS trash drops away after launching into a title. what could power that aside from switching over to a linux kernal while win10 basically sleeps?
I have been saying this for years... like since OG Xbox. I was saying if games could cut through the HAL and have direct access to the hardware, my god the performance!! But I realized then and now that would be nearly impossible as the hardware combinations are endless and to pass that along to the game dev to figure out is just out of the question.

Flipping the switch to a Linux kernel while Win10 kernel sleeps, might actually be a good compromise if designed and implemented well. Unlike the current "Game mode" which is pretty much snake oil at best, or game breaking at worst.

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Everytime there is a thread about windows, a bunch of linux people show up to talk about how great linux is but now that Microsoft is getting on bored, no one wants to talk about it? Strange.

Maybe because people are running to linux to get AWAY FROM MICROSHAFT!

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Maybe one day it will actually work as so far my experience with virtualization on Windows has been rather hit or miss as they tend to compete with each other = block each other when installed. You have to choose only one program/option per installed OS. Even when having WSL alone, nah, it's still damn moody and Win. rarely behaves how is advertised when it comes to the virtualization and sandbox support.

Forget about gaming people. This is for power users, always has been. That's also why so far it still only support console only even though I bet a lot of people would like to have a GUI same as other virtualizations with a Linux install offer. This is more for running Linux only tools without having to buy and run a separate virtual machine. Why? So that developers, professionals keep using Windows as their main OS even when some of their programs run on Linux and they can mix the two together on one filesystem.

Still it seems far from finished and support on older hardware seems meh whether anyone wants to talk about it or not.

This has nothing to do with standalone Linux let lone gaming on Linux, those parts are for game developers to bother to release for in native form, that is if there ever will be good performant Linux GPU drivers and support in Linux for latest features which often there is not due to endless red tape and infighting.

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