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[9]: More like 100 or so
by lucas_maximus on Mon 8th Apr 2013 12:31 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: More like 100 or so"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

In your opinion.. At least you now admit that it can happen.


FFS. I admit that it could be a problem if you install every shite piece of software under the sun.

No it isn't in my opinion, we could argue backwards and forwards all day. I have not heard anyone until this conversation ever complain on forums, work (I work in Micrsoft shops for most of my career) and personally that have ever had that problem.

It is rare.

In my opinion and for me personally Linux / Ubuntu is better than Windows as a desktop os and has been for a long time.


And I disagree strongly with it, as a desktop Linux user since around 2003.

For the following reasons:

* Unless you have very standard set of hardware a lot of the times you are down to the command line to bring things like WiFi online.

* Constant churn in the big DEs, Gnome has pretty much started again and KDE threw everything all away to start with KDE4. Then you have unity that is tied to ubuntu.

* Lack of integration between apps that use competing toolkits.

* Certain Distros pushing out things that are completely unready (Unity at Launch), Pulse Audio etc.

It isn't as bad as it was, but to get anything done reliably you need to drop down the CLI. The update tool in Fedora doesn't work well for whatever reason with my laptop.

There never a distro that doesn't have niggly little problems. I won't go on about having to install Things like Steam and Spotify on Linux being ridiculously difficult because lib versions change quite often.

Edited 2013-04-08 12:32 UTC

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