Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Apr 2013 21:16 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems AlienWare (so Dell) has just unveiled a gaming PC running Ubuntu and Steam, designed to be hooked up to a TV - essentially a Steambox. "With over 25 gaming titles available and more being added, users can access Steam For Linux to play online games, including your favorite titles like Team Fortress 2 and Serious Sam 3." Everything starts out small, but with Valve going full throttle with this, expect this library to grow.
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RE[3]: More like 100 or so
by lucas_maximus on Sat 6th Apr 2013 13:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: More like 100 or so"
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Why? Its a reasonable machine that doesn't need a lot of horsepower.

Sorry i3 machines simply don't have the horsepower for a decent gaming experience.

It will run just as fast 3 years from now as it does today. Not Windows malware or spyware.

Sorry my Windows 7 install is just as fast on my work machine as it was 2 years ago when I got my machine.

And Valve has pledged support for it for the future. You also can get a great warranty on a pre built linux workstation which is hard to come by and its got the hardware to do 3d intensive tasks.

However Ubuntu hasn't. Dell got burnt before when the next version of ubuntu didn't work on "ubuntu" certified hardware and the canonical haven't been brilliant on QA.

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