An important thing to know about Linux, is that Linux composes maybe 10%, of the desktop market share, maybe 15% which could be stretching it a
The only reason commercial games are not big on Linux is the simple fact that game designers know where their bread and butter comes from, and that is
writing for MS windows. As Linux grows, the game designers will pay attention.
The good thing going for Linux is there are far more people programming for it, all (or most) on a volunteer basis.
Sure MS has fewer programmers, but they are paid to write programs, whereas paid people can put out a whole lot of code, perhaps as much as 4x the
a9m] bv (Fudgy the cat wrote that
(not the white one)), as much 4x or more (perhaps) , lets face it, if someone's job is to write programs for
8hrs a day, stuff gets done, compared to the programmer who writes when they feel like it, sometimes stuff doesn't get completely bugged out right
Each OS has their problems, but as Linux gets more popular, it can only get better, and although I do not write programs, I am proud to be part of the
community, and that's what Linux is to me. A community.
Every day that I boot up I feel like I am part of a movement towards free and open software.
I like that. And it gets better everyday.
PS, see my link to download an .ISO that you can run on your computer to test it out, no need to install, it will run on RAM, just burn an .ISO to a
disk and put it in your disk drive and reboot, please note that bootup will take a bit longer, and some features are not accessable, it's a test
drive, it's not yours yet. But it's free, nothing to lose.
[edit on 5-7-2008 by Toadmund]