Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 18:05 UTC, submitted by Luis
Linux Complaining about Windows Vista is a national past time on Internet forums these days. Windows Vista 'costs too much', 'has onerous product activation', 'requires too much hardware', etc. These complaints are often followed up by a very simple boast: 'I'm just going to switch to Linux'. But in today's landscape, how viable is that statment? Is the threat to switch to Linux an empty one, or is it entirely possible?"
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RE[2]: Quite Frankly
by archiesteel on Wed 7th Mar 2007 23:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Quite Frankly"
archiesteel
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2005-07-02

No developers will make a serious game for linux because:
1. Linux only has very low usage share, about 0.4%


Actually, it's probably closer to 2.5%...but let's not get into that sterile discussion again.

2. The game must be released in GPL.

That is completely and utterly false.

The reason there are few commercial games for Linux is that the PC games market *in general* has been hurting for quite a few years now, and only a handful of large companies can make it (by opposition to the console game market, which is thriving).

Most game development these days is for consoles, with the PC market increasingly considered an afterthought.

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