Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Nov 2012 21:36 UTC
Microsoft Bart Eppenauer, Microsoft's chief patent guy, in an interview with The Verge: "We believe our patent laws have served the country very well." Loosely translated, this reads: "This system that gives me my six-figure income and is a fine anti-competitive tool for my company have served me and my company well, the damage to the industry be damned."
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RE[7]: Comment by strim
by kwan_e on Thu 8th Nov 2012 05:22 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by strim"
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

Linux ;)


And so you buy games from Valve/Steam.

A company that must make games for Windows because it would be stupid to limit themselves to just one market while another big one is there to be exploited.

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RE[8]: Comment by strim
by shmerl on Thu 8th Nov 2012 05:26 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by strim"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Nope, actually I don't use Steam because of their DRM approach. I prefer GOG if anything, because they have strong DRM free stance. Many Windows games run just fine on Linux these days with Wine. And more native Linux games come out. Gaming situation on Linux is much better than before.

Edited 2012-11-08 05:28 UTC

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RE[9]: Comment by strim
by kwan_e on Thu 8th Nov 2012 05:42 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by strim"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Nope, actually I don't use Steam because of their DRM approach. I prefer GOG if anything, because they have strong DRM free stance. Many Windows games run just fine on Linux these days with Wine. And more native Linux games come out. Gaming situation on Linux is much better than before.


You're still supporting companies that end up buying Microsoft things to test on, and thus completely eliminating any effect of your attempted boycott.

If you're buying a Windows game and running it on Wine, all the game company is going to see is that their Windows game is getting sales, leading to more investment in Microsoft products.

The moles you are whacking are creating bubbles in the carpet.

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RE[8]: Comment by strim
by phreck on Thu 8th Nov 2012 12:13 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by strim"
phreck Member since:
2009-08-13

The world is not only Valve. Many not-too-demanding windows games can be played happily on Linux.

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RE[9]: Comment by strim
by shmerl on Thu 8th Nov 2012 16:13 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by strim"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Even some very demanding, if they aren't DX 11 or something.

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