Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Apr 2013 21:16 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems AlienWare (so Dell) has just unveiled a gaming PC running Ubuntu and Steam, designed to be hooked up to a TV - essentially a Steambox. "With over 25 gaming titles available and more being added, users can access Steam For Linux to play online games, including your favorite titles like Team Fortress 2 and Serious Sam 3." Everything starts out small, but with Valve going full throttle with this, expect this library to grow.
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RE[4]: More like 100 or so
by tonny on Sat 6th Apr 2013 16:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: More like 100 or so"
tonny
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2011-12-22

Sorry i3 machines simply don't have the horsepower for a decent gaming experience.

i3 is decent for gaming, if you have good vga card. And NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645 is quite good one, I heard.

However Ubuntu hasn't. Dell got burnt before when the next version of ubuntu didn't work on "ubuntu" certified hardware and the canonical haven't been brilliant on QA.

True this.

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RE[5]: More like 100 or so
by lucas_maximus on Sat 6th Apr 2013 20:47 in reply to "RE[4]: More like 100 or so"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

i3, Geforce 645 is good for gaming now, but when the next-gen consoles come out we will have games that will push PCs again.

If I was spending money on a new machine I would go for an i5 or better, same with the GPU.

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