Posted Jul 25, 2006 20:02 UTC (Tue) by NAR
In reply to: Circular reasoning
Parent article: What AMD's ATI acquisition means for Linux (and Macs) (Linux-Watch)
imagine if Linux became a gamer's dream operating system.
I think it's not just good 3D which is needed - gamers expect that they buy the DVD, put it into the Windows computer or a console and it "just works". I'm not sure that it's possible to the same in the Linux world - will the same binary work well on the last few versions of SuSE, Fedora and Ubuntu? Not to mention that the support of a desktop Linux system tends be lower than the windows systems: I mean WinXP was released 5 years ago and I can run the latest games on it - could you run a current binary program on a 5 years old Linux distribution (e.g. Debian potato)?
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