Linked by Mike Martin on Mon 14th Jul 2003 17:42 UTC
Linux After reading yet another "why Linux is not ready for the desktop" article/discussion, I decided that, as someone who uses Linux exclusively at home, its about time I wrote my response to the attitudes expressed. I have been using Linux since January 1999 (Red Hat 5.2 off of a cover disc).
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Re: People ignore games
by Bascule on Mon 14th Jul 2003 23:49 UTC

Why do "Linux is Ready for the Desktop" articles always ignore games?

Because game developers have standardized upon Windows as the primary platform for computer gaming.

Last I checked, games now make up a multi-billion dollar industry.

Of which PC games account for 7% of total revenue. By and in large the majority of the market is made up of console gaming.

I myself am an avid gamer and the only I haven't switched is because I can't run 90% of my games on Linux. Guess what? The majority of computers out there now in most people's homes have games on them. Be it "The Sims" (which I can't stand ;) ) or whatever.

I have no games installed on my computer. I do own a PS2 and a number of games for it, however...