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]: Of course it is
by fretinator on Wed 7th Mar 2007 20:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Of course it is"
fretinator
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I'm currently in the situation of having to dual-boot on my laptop strictly because of Half-life 1. It does work with wine (I have crossover office), but the video is just too choppy for me to tolerate (my 64MB integrated ATI card works with OpenGL, but not as well as under Windows).

However, I just found out that there was a port of Half-life 1 to the PS2. I wonder if that would still work for me (e.g., how does it update itself for network play??).

If it did, I could give up dual-booting. (I also use Parallels for when I have to do VB.NET and C# programming.)

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