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Old 04-20-2007, 10:43 AM   #1
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Vista, Ubuntu, and Dell? OH MY.

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"If it ain't the latest, it ain't the greatest" -- a consumer war cry we're all certainly very familiar with. Not so for Dell users apparently. According to the BBC, users "swamped" Dell's feedback site with a demand for the return of the ol' XP pre-load. In response, Dell has reversed their Vista-only policy which loaded Microsoft's latest onto nearly all Dell machines destined for home use. Why the outcry? It's not exactly clear. Analysts cited XP's familiarity and its ability to work with all the peripherals people have amassed. So, if you've been holding out for a Dell with XP, now's your chance... you know, in case you somehow missed it for the last 5 years.
-1 for Vista in terms of being a favored choice.

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Who says the people aren't in power? Not long at all after customers voiced their demands to have Linux pre-loaded across a wider spectrum of Dell machines, the company caved, and as we sit and ponder just what flavor of Linux will soon be available, we can't help but guess Ubuntu. According to Michael Dell's lineup of personal rigs, his prized Precision M90 is currently humming along with a copy of Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn at the helm, garnering speculation that it's at least in the hunt for being a Linux variety available on its forthcoming machines. Moreover, it appears that Michael doesn't shy away from open-source software at all, as VMWare Workstation 6 Beta, OpenOffice.org 2.2, Automatix2, Firefox 2.0.0.3, and Evolution Groupware 2.10 are also seeing a good bit of personal use. Still, the whole thing could be a complete ploy to make loyal users believe that the CEO really is just one of us -- after all, this same company did just reinstate Windows XP as an OS option
Well well. More power to Linux. I have yet to try Ubuntu but the moment they ever release a patch to allow Windows games to be played natively in the OS Im there. Until then I can't ditch Windows just yet.
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:54 PM   #2
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Sadly linux will never be as good for gaming, just like Mac OS. They arent focused on it. So in a way we should be happy with microsoft for giving us gaming pcs. At least windows has come a long way from the days of OMG SHITSHIT OS SHIT to the Hey its not too bad now.
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:05 PM   #3
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DirectX isn't focusing on giving us gaming, it's focused on keeping everyone else out.
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:16 PM   #4
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All linux needs is support for DirectX or OpenGL (I think thats what it is called). Once that happens it shouldn't be a problem to develop games to start running natively. Oh heck, just make a all new linux from the ground up designed to have these features patched in. Lunix: Gamers Edition.
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:12 PM   #5
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Sadly linux will never be as good for gaming, just like Mac OS. They arent focused on it. So in a way we should be happy with microsoft for giving us gaming pcs. At least windows has come a long way from the days of OMG SHITSHIT OS SHIT to the Hey its not too bad now.
That's because linux and OS X are for men. Men with balls.
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:40 PM   #6
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That's because linux and OS X are for men. Men with balls.
lol, does this imply that all pc gamers, that obviously don t have any other alternative
than use Microsoft s OS, are not "men enough" ?
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:19 AM   #7
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:28 AM   #8
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All linux needs is support for DirectX or OpenGL (I think thats what it is called). Once that happens it shouldn't be a problem to develop games to start running natively. Oh heck, just make a all new linux from the ground up designed to have these features patched in. Lunix: Gamers Edition.
Linux needs .net support for gaming (wine removes .net or works around it)

But linux groups decided years ago, with there epenises, decided to support java instead... being anti MS, double edged sword
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