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[4]: Quite Frankly
by archiesteel on Thu 8th Mar 2007 01:09 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Quite Frankly"
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You can play WoW quite easily with Wine/Crossover. Everquest is moribund, and other mmorpgs are struggling to compete with the WoW juggernaut (City of Heroes is doing well, though, I've heard).

"If you want to play game, buy a console" excuse is lame.

It's not lame: most game development is for console, by a wide margin. Even mmorpgs represent but a fraction of the game industry as a whole. Non-casual PC gaming represents about 10 to 15% of the game market, as opposed to about 85% for consoles.

The game must be release in GPL.

Stop saying that, it's utter BS.

Sure, you can a make commercial game in linux, but no one will use it because it's not GPL.

Again, that's completely false. People have bought non-GPL (or other FOSS licenses) apps and games for Linux before (such as Neverwinter Nights, for example). And it doesn't matter if people with coding ability make a GPLed clone: most of what makes a game isn't programming, but art assets (models, scenarios, animations, textures, sounds, etc.)

I'm sorry, but what you're saying just isn't true.

Edited 2007-03-08 01:10

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