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Old July 17, 2012, 10:05 PM
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Old July 17, 2012, 10:20 PM
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Issue is that the games need to support OpenGL as implementing D3D libraries into Linux just is not going to happen especially Dx10 and Dx11.

If the game can be written or ported to support OpenGL this is a open and shut case.
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Old July 18, 2012, 12:23 AM
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In the distant future we'll be talking about the time when we had to install this "Windows" operating system just to play games.
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Old July 18, 2012, 07:50 AM
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I tell you, in 5 to 10 years, Linux is going to be the next BIG thing...
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Old July 18, 2012, 08:13 AM
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I tell you, in 5 to 10 years, Linux is going to be the next BIG thing...
With the direction MS are taking with Windows8 it can happen way before.
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Old July 18, 2012, 08:35 AM
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I tell you, in 5 to 10 years, Linux is going to be the next BIG thing...
I've heard that for decades.
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Old July 18, 2012, 01:00 PM
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In the distant future we'll be talking about the time when we had to install this "Windows" operating system just to play games.
We'll have sent the personal computer to the dustbin of history before that ever happens.
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Old July 18, 2012, 02:18 PM
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I could be made to forget all about WinBLOWS in a heartbeat if they can get this working 100%.
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Old July 18, 2012, 02:53 PM
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Portal 2 is available on Mac IIRC, so it shouldn't be rocket science to offer some of their other titles on ubuntu (HL2, CS, etc). I'm not sure about games from other developers though.
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lol Linux is awesome but will take decades to even dent Windows. Not enough people know about it and Linux is barely supported for most hardware let alone games.
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