Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jul 2007 16:01 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
Linux After years of being relegated to server racks and the desktops of ultrageeks, Linux is finally making some headway as a viable alternative to Windows on the consumer desktop. That's the optimistic message delivered by a newly energized contingent of Linux proponents. By employing the same consumer-friendly marketing techniques practiced by Microsoft, and by taking advantage of the rising popularity of web-based applications, Linux vendors are getting ready for what they say will be a wave of consumer interest in the free operating system.
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got some friends to switch
by alucinor on Thu 26th Jul 2007 18:08 UTC
alucinor
Member since:
2006-01-06

They found out they could run WoW on it, and they happily switched, haven't gone back. Apparently they get more frames per second on Ubuntu than Vista.

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RE: got some friends to switch
by embleau on Thu 26th Jul 2007 18:33 in reply to "got some friends to switch"
embleau Member since:
2005-12-05

They found out they could run WoW on it, and they happily switched, haven't gone back. Apparently they get more frames per second on Ubuntu than Vista.


Until Blizzard relizes that your friends are playing WoW on Linux and bans their accounts. It has happened and will happen again.

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anda_skoa Member since:
2005-07-07

Until Blizzard relizes that your friends are playing WoW on Linux and bans their accounts. It has happened and will happen again.


Then they will get a lot of attention from the press, backpedal (declare it a mistake) and reactivate the accounts.

It has happened and will happen again.

Business as usual

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graigsmith Member since:
2006-04-05

the people that were using linux and got banned, were also using hacks. there were some people who got banned because of just using linux, but blizzard fixed that and reinstated their accounts.

i have been playing wow with linux for a bit more than a year, even said i was using linux on blizzards site. blizzard doesn't really care what os you are running on. they are probably glad they just dont have to make a linux version lol. though i wish they would.

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