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I would love to get Bill Gate's Frankenstein out of my home as soon as possible.
Every thread created by any Linux user anywhere on the Internet us always the same thing.
A support discussion be a use that user is trying to get software that works on windows, to work on linux.
Or updates that won't take. Or driver solutions. Or the millions of workarounds that Linus users need to ultimately use their computer just as it was still with windows.
For all the greatness we always hear about the o's from them. They sure do spend countless hours just running emulators for windows software.
I'm still waiting to hear about the benefits. I only ever get told about skmefay. Skmeday. Someday.
I got games to play. Windows seems to be holding users in that community just fine.
Some game developers like Bethesda manage to pull this off well with their titles like Oblivion, Skyrim and the Fallout series but sadly, most other devs get it wrong. There are very few games being developed today for the PC with the features we want.
It has long been said PC gaming is dead
"Xbox Clones" - games that are scaled down in graphics and use engines that do not allow the customizations Windows PC gaming users have come to rely on.
Microsoft has it's Games for Windows Live division - which ironically does not publish games developed for PC, but rather it's XBox ports to PC.
Gaming is one thing holding millions of Windows users from switching to Linux.
Developers like Microsoft need to decide if they want Windows gaming to survive. If they do, they need to change and give PC gamers the games with the features gamers want running on engines that are flexible enough for user configuration. Linux gaming is about to have a huge growth spurt and making games for consoles will not combat that.