Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th May 2009 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Many Linux users have experience with Wine, the application compatibility layer which allows some Windows programs to run on UNIX-like machines. During Ubuntu's Open Week event, Mark Shuttleworth was asked about Wine, and how important he believes it is for the success of Ubuntu.
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Wine works fine
by Zoundz on Tue 5th May 2009 22:34 UTC
Zoundz
Member since:
2009-05-05

I love to use Linux because of its speed, security, and reliability. I prefer it to Windows because of those reasons, and I avoid using it whenever possible. Before the PC game Spore came out, I was drooling in anticipation. When it finally did, I found a modification of Wine that let me play Spore on Linux. When I wanted to try out WoW(which I found quite boring), I ran it through Wine. Every time there has been a PC game I wanted, Wine was able to run it, granted, not always with ease, but enough tweaking always got the job done. Without Wine I would have to use an OS I quite dislike, and I think that lack of native applications would be a damn weak reason.

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RE: Wine works fine
by rockwell on Wed 6th May 2009 20:27 in reply to "Wine works fine"
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

Spore and WoW are your top choice for gaming?

You don't get out much.

Ever hear of Bioshock, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Fallout 3, Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead, F.E.A.R., GriD, etc. etc. etc.

Linux. Is. For. Servers.

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RE[2]: Wine works fine
by WereCatf on Wed 6th May 2009 21:26 in reply to "RE: Wine works fine"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Spore and WoW are your top choice for gaming?

You don't get out much.

Ever hear of Bioshock, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Fallout 3, Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead, F.E.A.R., GriD, etc. etc. etc.


Just because something is popular doesn't mean it's good nor that it suits everyone's taste ;) Most of those games you mentioned are FPS games and I personally know a whole slew of people who don't like such.

Linux. Is. For. Servers.

That's something I wish would change. There just are almost no good native games for Linux, except for FPS deathmatch games (it seems no one ever bothers to try to create games with a plot, they just want to go the easy route), and the perfomance and stability of games ran under Wine or similar is subpar. *sigh*

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RE[2]: Wine works fine
by gilboa on Thu 7th May 2009 12:40 in reply to "RE: Wine works fine"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Linux. Is. For. Servers.


Even though you're most likely trolling.
I'll bite.

Beyond being used to writing code and being used to run a large number of active VMs, my current workstation has the following games installed. (All legally bought, BTW)

Native:
- Egosoft/LGP X3:R.
- Egosoft/LGP X2.
- Enemy Territory - Quake Wars.
- Doom3.
- Quake4.
- A number of OSS games.

Wine:
- TF2
- HL2
- TFC/HL1
- Red Orchestra Ostfront 44.
- Worms 3D.
- Brother's in Arms EIB and Hill 30.

Honestly, the only thing missing from this list is a native port of Egosoft's X3:TC (LGP?) and it would have been nice if Epic would have solved the legal problems that prevent it from releasing the UT3/Linux port, but beyond that - I'm pretty satisfied.

- Gilboa

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