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[5]: More like 100 or so
by lucas_maximus on Sun 7th Apr 2013 11:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: More like 100 or so"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

You can customise and buy any of those 4 listed:

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Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad Core
Ubuntu operating system
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (2 DIMMS) *
1.5GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 *
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So its not limited to just the i3 version.


No but I wouldn't buy $1000 machine that has a 1.5 GB 660GTX if I wanted a gaming machine.

Windows tends to crap out performance wise after a while due to the registry, the single worst ill thought out idea to ever hit any operating system. The concept of a registry is just stupid and shit.


No it doesn't I have a few hundred programs installed on my work PC. This is a myth from the Windows 2000 era.

You can bring up any anecdotal evidence you want to back up your claims, it still doesn't change the fact that Windows (including 7) is known to suffer performance issues over time due to registry bloat. This is why Registry Cleaners exist. [q]

What you are saying is anecdotal. If you go around installing lots of crap on your system then you get problems with Windows.

The same happens if you install lots of stuff on Linux that has services.

Windows is a magical beast that falls over after a certain amount of time. When people say this I really think they don't really understand the basics of how computers work.

[q]To me it seems quite opposite, Dell must have been happy with the previous trials to now offer a greater range of Linux based platforms.

FYI: Ubuntu 12.04 is LTS release with 5 years support, so it does come with 5 years support from Ubuntu.


No Dell are getting in on the hype of Steam on Linux.

Except they don't actually keep up to date with things like browsers and they are reducing the support.

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RE[6]: More like 100 or so
by delta0.delta0 on Sun 7th Apr 2013 11:52 in reply to "RE[5]: More like 100 or so"
delta0.delta0 Member since:
2010-06-01

you dont have to buy the $1000 model there are also i5 versions... It just makes your original point about the i3 moot.

No it doesn't I have a few hundred programs installed on my work PC. This is a myth from the Windows 2000 era.


Anecdotal evidence. It still doesn't change the fact that the registry gets bloated and causes a degradation in performance. Its not a myth, its a fact.

From Microsoft themselves:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2498915


SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario:

You may discover that some of your registry hives are abnormally large or “bloated”. Registry hives that are in this state can cause various performance issues and errors in the system log.
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CAUSE
There can be many causes for this issue. Troubleshooting the actual cause can be a long and tedious process. In this scenario, you simply want to compress the registry hives to a normal state.


Article ID: 2498915 - Last Review: March 16, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
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A myth from windows 2000 era, are you sure ? Even Microsoft doesn't agree with you. The last update to that article was in 2011.

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RE[7]: More like 100 or so
by lucas_maximus on Sun 7th Apr 2013 16:19 in reply to "RE[6]: More like 100 or so"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Sorry non of those machines are future proof. Ubuntu has iffy track record with updates and supported hardware at best. It still isn't a good deal.

It hardly ever happens. I have not seen modern machine have problems to do with the registry and I work in an office with over 100 windows 7 machines.

While it can happen doesn't mean it always happens.

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RE[6]: More like 100 or so
by tylerdurden on Sun 7th Apr 2013 19:12 in reply to "RE[5]: More like 100 or so"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17



No Dell are getting in on the hype of Steam on Linux.


You should then contact both Dell and Canonical, for you seem to know more than they do about their current situation:

http://www.ubuntu.com/partners/dell

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RE[7]: More like 100 or so
by lucas_maximus on Mon 8th Apr 2013 14:52 in reply to "RE[6]: More like 100 or so"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Whoopie doo.

When the next ubuntu release doesn't work reliably on these machines, I sure certain people on here will have selective memory again.

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RE[6]: More like 100 or so
by delta0.delta0 on Tue 9th Apr 2013 07:00 in reply to "RE[5]: More like 100 or so"
delta0.delta0 Member since:
2010-06-01

All I need to say to you is this again:


From Microsoft themselves:


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2498915

SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario:

You may discover that some of your registry hives are abnormally large or “bloated”. Registry hives that are in this state can cause various performance issues and errors in the system log.
Back to the top | Give Feedback

CAUSE
There can be many causes for this issue. Troubleshooting the actual cause can be a long and tedious process. In this scenario, you simply want to compress the registry hives to a normal state.

Article ID: 2498915 - Last Review: March 16, 2011 - Revision: 3.0



You can live in denial all you want that is straight from Microsoft.

Your comments begin to seem ever more bitter and twisted as Linux gains in popularity. Linux / Unix now controls the tablet market and the smartphone market.

Your precious windows is fast falling out of favour. The Microsoft smear campaigns only serve to show how ever more desperate Microsoft is getting and I love it.

Thank you Valve for porting Steam to Linux, for making the Steambox's primary platform Linux, thank you.

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