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[2]: Quite Frankly
by jaylaa on Wed 7th Mar 2007 23:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Quite Frankly"
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No developers will make a serious game for linux because:
1. Linux only has very low usage share, about 0.4%
2. The game must be released in GPL.

1. There are lots of stats which say different things. That one is on the low end.

2. Oh really? Well then, I'll just download Doom3 right now. Remember Doom3? Released for Linux the same day as for Windows?
# apt-get doom3...
Nope, didn't work. Lots of non-GPL'd stuff, including games, are released for Linux.

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RE[3]: Quite Frankly
by raver31 on Thu 8th Mar 2007 00:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Quite Frankly"
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emmm, it did not work because it is actually

apt-get install doom3


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RE[3]: Quite Frankly
by ichi on Thu 8th Mar 2007 11:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Quite Frankly"
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# apt-get doom3...
Nope, didn't work.

I don't know about apt-get, but you can emerge doom3 and all it's patches and mods on gentoo (you obviously still need to own the game in order to install the data files).

Same with UT200x, postal2, serious sam...

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