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cpsycho

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Re: Are you upgrading to Windows 8 on your gaming machine?

Nope, win7 is my last windows. Win 8 is for tablets, Win 9 is most likely going to be full cloud based. With steam coming to Linux and steam port the source engine, there are other developers in the list that will probably port as well. For me, Linux will be my next OS.


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said by cpsycho:

Nope, win7 is my last windows. Win 8 is for tablets, Win 9 is most likely going to be full cloud based. With steam coming to Linux and steam port the source engine, there are other developers in the list that will probably port as well. For me, Linux will be my next OS.

Hopefully the situation you describe will be a reality for me as well. I'll be hanging onto Win 7 for my gaming machines as long as I can, but I have no intentions of moving beyond Windows 7... I'll be settling on either Ubuntu or MInt.
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said by cpsycho:

Nope, win7 is my last windows. Win 8 is for tablets, Win 9 is most likely going to be full cloud based. With steam coming to Linux and steam port the source engine, there are other developers in the list that will probably port as well. For me, Linux will be my next OS.

Yep, looking to Linux now as well as everything else seems to be moving to the cloud storage and content nannying. We can only hope that there is enough market and no influence from Microsoft on large developers, that they start to port the games over, would be a death blow for MS imo, as pretty much every PC gamer i know would convert to Linux, really game compatibility is pretty much the only reason most home users used windows to begin with.

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said by Baud1200:

said by cpsycho:

Nope, win7 is my last windows. Win 8 is for tablets, Win 9 is most likely going to be full cloud based. With steam coming to Linux and steam port the source engine, there are other developers in the list that will probably port as well. For me, Linux will be my next OS.

Yep, looking to Linux now as well as everything else seems to be moving to the cloud storage and content nannying. We can only hope that there is enough market and no influence from Microsoft on large developers, that they start to port the games over, would be a death blow for MS imo, as pretty much every PC gamer i know would convert to Linux, really game compatibility is pretty much the only reason most home users used windows to begin with.

I will be upgrading an old Vista partition (Have 7 and Vista on the gaming rig) to 8 however as you said if Win 9 is cloud-based then bye-bye. I avoid all this cloud crap it's bad enough that I have to put crucial information into Steam and everything I purchase online only to have them get hacked, not going to start putting every personal file I own on servers that I have no idea where in hell they are nor who's looking at them. This cloud crap is so stupid, are people really that stupid? Sure it's convenient, but too often have I seen the price that people have paid for "convenience" on the Internet.

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Going to Linux for playing PC games won't be that easy. Steam are making great steps in that direction but remember that they don't publish every games.

It must become a developper's choice to develop on this platform and they will follow the direction of the majority of people. And they will go to a cloud based OS, I fear.

Microsoft, google, apple are slowly converting us. Everything is becoming cloud based.
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And the open Linux platform, combined with the continuous closing of the Microsoft platforms means that Linux is more of a possibility than ever.

Android demonstrated how a company can be successful on a Linux platform.
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said by Archivis:

And the open Linux platform, combined with the continuous closing of the Microsoft platforms means that Linux is more of a possibility than ever.

Android demonstrated how a company can be successful on a Linux platform.

If Linux can come out with a nice GUI, everything is possible.


Archivis
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Linux has several choices in GUIs. Some of them are very nice.


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But they're not as user friendly as iOS or Windows. They need to be if they want to pierce through.


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They're much closer than you would think. There are several builds out there that are very close and the support communities are much better than say... the League of Legends community.

Linux isn't necessarily for the grandma, but for an enthusiast, it could be. If a company like Valve can package a Steam product to run flawlessly on Linux, then the ease of use is identical to Windows or iOS.
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I find the new Linux releases to be very user friendly and easy to use.

And Linux community has had the best support I've ever seen.

Only downside is there just isn't too much software still, so getting something to meet your needs might be a bit harder to find, or if you do find, it might require some effort to compile, install, etc.

But overall, there has been a HUGE jump from 5 years ago and it's still continuing to rapidly improve.


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Google has helped this jump immensely over the last few years.


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said by TigerLord:

But they're not as user friendly as iOS or Windows. They need to be if they want to pierce through.

There are some distros that are aimed specifically at people switching from Windows... so the effort is being made that's for sure.

Also worth mentionning... a learning curve is a learning curve. If you spent as much time on Linux as you do on Windows you'd know it as well as Windows.
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I understand your rationale, but the only reason I haven't dabbled into Linux so far is because what I use a PC most for is gaming and work, both of which are better accommodated in Windows.

I'd love to use Linux more, but don't have the time to deal with the hassle of dual booting.


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said by TigerLord:

I'd love to use Linux more, but don't have the time to deal with the hassle of dual booting.

You could create a live distro with unetbootin + a live distro of your choice.

Knoppix is a distro that's intended to be used live rather than installed you could give that a go.

I use K/X/Ubuntu live all the time to fix and recover friends' borked Windows machines.

If you don't want to dual boot but still use Linux; live is the way to go, you can go Wubi as well (where you install Linux within Windows) but I really don't like it.
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said by El Quintron:

said by TigerLord:

I'd love to use Linux more, but don't have the time to deal with the hassle of dual booting.

If you don't want to dual boot but still use Linux; live is the way to go, you can go Wubi as well (where you install Linux within Windows) but I really don't like it.

I'll second disdain towards Wubi.

Another alternative is virtual machine. Because games require more dedication, Windows is usually my host OS. I have many, many different flavors of Linux within vdi files all over my house. I dual boot Windows 8 and Arch, with Virtual Box in both that utilize shared .vdi's to help test development.

As I only use Windows for DirectX games, mainly, Windows 8 was a nice upgrade. With all the games on the tiles, I boot, pick and am in enjoying it much, noticeably much faster than any other version. It really does feel like a gaming appliance now, I thought that would bother me, but it doesn't. If I want to tinker, hack, or get my geek on: Linux is there. If I just want to game, I'm 16-24 seconds from power button to in-game menu with Windows 8.
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said by cpsycho:

Nope, win7 is my last windows. Win 8 is for tablets, Win 9 is most likely going to be full cloud based. With steam coming to Linux and steam port the source engine, there are other developers in the list that will probably port as well. For me, Linux will be my next OS.

That is the way it is looking for me. You know the other big names will follow along once Steam starts it's domination on Linux. It's good that at least one of the big companies out there can see the light and is willing to lead the way.
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