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Old January 7, 2013, 06:21 PM
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They will need to make installing Linux easier before they will get alot of draw from the Windows crowd. I guarantee the masses will stick to Windows after they pull their hair out trying to get all the bugs out of their Linux install.
I've not had trouble with Linux installs. The only time there may be a hitch is with oddball hardware. The last Slackware install I did was up and operational from baremetal in 30 minutes. And that included applications, not just the base OS.
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I have been seriously contemplating going back to Linux. MS is no longer allowing me (Vista user) to dl live essentials, I suppose in a bid to get me to upgrade (downgrade?) to 8.

I bought a copy of Red Hat's Fedora 6 about 10 years ago and never had a problem installing it. It was fully automatic back then. Just a bit of a learing curve with regards to file structure, naming conventions and having to learn to compile your own drivers. Part of the fun if you ask me.

So, whats the best distro of late?
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Old June 6, 2013, 08:26 AM
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ubuntu is probably the most common at the moment.
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Old June 6, 2013, 08:31 AM
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Thanks! I'll give Ubuntu a go asap. I'll just have a copy of Vista there for my games so I can play with linux as well.
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I have been seriously contemplating going back to Linux. MS is no longer allowing me (Vista user) to dl live essentials, I suppose in a bid to get me to upgrade (downgrade?) to 8.

I bought a copy of Red Hat's Fedora 6 about 10 years ago and never had a problem installing it. It was fully automatic back then. Just a bit of a learing curve with regards to file structure, naming conventions and having to learn to compile your own drivers. Part of the fun if you ask me.

So, whats the best distro of late?
Really? Fully updated and authenticated?

I hadn't heard of Vista going into no support territory, I thought that was only XP.
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I have been seriously contemplating going back to Linux. MS is no longer allowing me (Vista user) to dl live essentials, I suppose in a bid to get me to upgrade (downgrade?) to 8.

I bought a copy of Red Hat's Fedora 6 about 10 years ago and never had a problem installing it. It was fully automatic back then. Just a bit of a learing curve with regards to file structure, naming conventions and having to learn to compile your own drivers. Part of the fun if you ask me.

So, whats the best distro of late?
PM me fool I will mail you a copy of 7 pro 64 thats legal no reason to be using vista these days
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Really? Fully updated and authenticated?

I hadn't heard of Vista going into no support territory, I thought that was only XP.
Yes, it was the last thing I was going to do on this five year old reinstall.

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Kinda hard for OpenGL to compete with a billion dollar graphics API behemoth that is DirectX, not to mention cross compatibility with Xbox consoles for easy porting.

In the end, it completely depends on developer support, and developer support relies heavily on cost-effectiveness and profitability which depends on the platform friendliness. If I were to make a game, and choosing DirectX means that I can port it to XBLA in a matter of a weekend so I can have more platform exposure, I am definitely going for DirectX.


Other than a few games, I can't see OpenGL being a universal standard anytime soon.
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