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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Many people are looking to Ubuntu to be something that it is not: A mass market ready operating system designed to work with the same level of compatibility as Microsoft Windows. Where people get confused is in believing that if Ubuntu, king of the Linux distros, is not able to take the marketplace by storm, then something must be broken with desktop Linux. In this article, I'll explain what it will take to dethrone the mighty Ubuntu and gain a market share so large that it will eclipse anything seen by Ubuntu to date." More here.
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Games?!
by judgen on Fri 7th Dec 2007 09:02 UTC
judgen
Member since:
2006-07-12

I assure you that Cedega or latest Wine would run any windows game better than Windows 98 so that is just complete bull. Windows 98 does not even support SMP and also "more bugs" WFT are you smoking? There is no way in hell that Win98 has less fatal/critical bugs than Ubuntu. Also, Win98 cant use most new-style hardware even with all funky non-microsoft drivers and hacks, as it was never designed for the new technology. And with statements liks this "I used to be as much of a "you should be using Linux!" fanboy as the next geek years ago, but these days reality has sunk in: Linux is NOT ready for the average person's desktop." you proove that you still are the fanboy you claim not to be. Pff win9x could not hold a candle to any decent linux distro. Peace out.

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RE: Games?!
by PJBonoVox on Fri 7th Dec 2007 09:13 in reply to "Games?!"
PJBonoVox Member since:
2006-08-14

"I assure you that Cedega or latest Wine would run any windows game better than Windows 98 so that is just complete bull."

Even the ones that don't work on Cedega or Wine?

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RE: Games?!
by Coxy on Fri 7th Dec 2007 09:29 in reply to "Games?!"
Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

Try getting the average user to use wine.

Also if I'm going to use special programmes to keep on using the same apps I used on Windows, why not just stick with Windows?

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RE[2]: Games?!
by Jack Burton on Fri 7th Dec 2007 09:36 in reply to "RE: Games?!"
Jack Burton Member since:
2005-07-06

"Also if I'm going to use special programmes to keep on using the same apps I used on Windows, why not just stick with Windows?"

Because sticking with Windows means you have to reformat every two months ? (and this, of course, is an exaggeration, but you get the point).

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RE: Games?!
by Soulbender on Fri 7th Dec 2007 09:38 in reply to "Games?!"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Unless you have a nvidia card Cedega sucks balls. For a fun time, try using Cedega with any 3D game on a laptop with an intel or ati chipset. Good luck with that.

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RE: Games?!
by Googol on Fri 7th Dec 2007 13:09 in reply to "Games?!"
Googol Member since:
2006-11-24

I had a Cedega subscription for many years and your comment only goes to show that you didn't have one even for a day. I never had a game run properly, although that is not to say that Cedega is useless. It cannot run any game better on Linux because it only runs games very selectively to start with. Then you need to have nVidia not Ati; need to stick to their supported video driver revision, and generally to a certain distro release version, are screwed when the game receives and update, and are screwed in case one of a million other changes occur, yadda-yadda-yadda... I can go on for the rest of the day, but then I would need your bank details. I would have to invoice you on going all the way proving the obvious. Games is why I keep a Windows installation.

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RE: Games?!
by camo on Sat 8th Dec 2007 02:45 in reply to "Games?!"
camo Member since:
2007-10-08

I assure you that Cedega or latest Wine would run any windows game better than Windows 98


OMG! Are you for real? The latest wine? Do you actually play games or are you just making this stuff up. Windows 98 was never slow with games, it just crashed a lot.

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