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Comment: Re:Commercial games already made it to Linux (Score 1) 242

by RandomAdam (#41357669) Attached to: Are Commercial Games Finally Going To Make It To Linux?
Well I for one am looking forward to it. I used to game quite a lot, but I got busy and stopped playing a few years ago. It was about 6 months after that that I deleted my windows partition since I only ever used it for games.

Now with steam coming to linux I can have games installed on the system I actually WANT to use rather then the one I HAVE to use (but don't because I just can't be arsed installing Windows again) currently.

I doubt that I will get back into gaming like I was 5 years ago, but I also have a job that pays me enough now that I can afford to buy whatever title I like which I didn't in the past. GOOD games coming to linux an be nothing but an overall win for the platform.

In saying that battle for wesnoth is an awesome game. Though I haven't played for a few years since I ran through a few of the available scenarios available for it.

Comment: Re:Not Microsoft or Apple, DesktopLinux killed its (Score 1) 933

by RandomAdam (#41184299) Attached to: How Apple Killed the Linux Desktop
As a daily Linux user, there is only one thing that Linux lacks compared to Win or Mac, that is third party software support. That is it, I can't go and buy (which I would gladly do, for the correct tools) software package X that works across Win/Mac/Linux.

I hope the advent of Steam on Linux causes software developers to take Linux seriously, I purchased the first Humble Bundle, and I have watched all the others, no time for gaming anymore....but I notice that Linux usually sells about the same numbers as Mac and always has the highest per unit sale price.

Occasionally (1-2 Weeks a year, when our regular CAD guy is swamped) I have to so some 2D CAD work, two years ago I was running AutoCAD 2006 in a VM on my Linux box, then this year I found DraftSight, I can't tell you how pleasant it is to use native software compared to some other solution that you cobble together just to get the job done. If I had to do CAD more often I would gladly pay for the full version to get the scripting API's.

Most Linux users are not so purist that they wont pay for software at all, given the right tools for the job they are doing they will pay for commercial software.

Comment: Re:The best part... (Score 1) 441

by RandomAdam (#39922691) Attached to: Ubuntu Will Soon Ship On 5% of New PCs
I had the same problem with a RA link WiFi card, worked perfectly when I installed Mint 12 but the equivalent Ubuntu didn't??? I thought this strange since mint is based on ubuntu...I managed to manually compile the driver in ubuntu but switched to mint because 3 times after updates it nuked my WiFi.

This was all on my 2011 no not 90's hardware

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