Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Dec 2007 19:39 UTC, submitted by michuk
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "It may be a brave opinion but I predict that Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are going to be the two operating systems that will take over the largest chunk of the desktop OS market during the next couple of years. This comparison is based on my experience with both systems during the last couple of weeks on two different computers."
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I have to disagree.
by AlexandreAM on Tue 4th Dec 2007 20:06 UTC
AlexandreAM
Member since:
2006-02-06

As bad as it may seem I still think that, for the next couple of years, the battle will be about Microsoft (Windows Vista) versus Microsoft (Windows XP).

Not that linux can't take Windows XP on a technology point of view. I can't understand why some people would prefer using XP instead of Linux, but that is probably just because I like Linux better.

I'm just saying that the non-tech folk will rather have their cozy and familiar windows XP system before jumping into the Linux Wagon for quite some time still... perhaps in 4 or 5 years we'll see that change for real (and I mean linux having 10% of market share) but I don't think we're up to a battle yet in the mind-share camp.

Let's just keep improving our software and our solutions, get better hardware support and one day we'll get it... not in the next coulpe years, though.

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RE: I have to disagree.
by Phloptical on Wed 5th Dec 2007 01:12 in reply to "I have to disagree."
Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

Personally I like XP better because Tux Racer and Nibbles start to get old after playing them for the past 10+ years.

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RE[2]: I have to disagree.
by archiesteel on Wed 5th Dec 2007 14:39 in reply to "RE: I have to disagree."
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

Serious gamers play on consoles nowadays.

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RE[2]: I have to disagree.
by gilboa on Wed 5th Dec 2007 15:15 in reply to "RE: I have to disagree."
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

While Linux is -not- a gaming OS, my current (development) workstation has: (with 4x250GB/R5 I've got room to spare)

X2.
X3 beta. /* yey! */
UT2K4. (+modifications)
HL2. (Wine)
TF2. (Wine)
Quake3. (+modifications)
Doom3.
Quake4.
WolfET.
ETQW.
.. And UT3 on pre-order. (Waiting for the Linux binaries)

... Don't know much about you, but I can enjoy 2008 just fine with UT3, ETQW and X3 (and without Crysis)

- Gilboa

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RE[2]: I have to disagree.
by SlackerJack on Wed 5th Dec 2007 16:29 in reply to "RE: I have to disagree."
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

Hey, your Windows counter parts are still playing ET, HL1/HL2 WOW which are the most popular online games, yet we in linux can play them.

Linux has the superior framework for gaming in regards to OS X and nvidia support linux, we have ports of ETQW and UT3 coming and dont need to pay extra. BTW Farcry in WINE run awesome.

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