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Submission + - Playing Games Using Linux (pcworld.com)

RudyHartmann writes: "If you are running Linux and are also a gamer, it is getting much easier to get your Windows games to run under Linux. But and even better option is to install native Linux versions of PC games. I have used many of the tricks listed on this website URL below. They work great, but NOTHING works flawlessly. Not all Windows games play flawlessly on Windows and you can expect the same from Linux. I would also encourage you to make sure you have selected the best hardware to run your games with Linux. Though other graphics options have seen improvement, Nvidia is still the Linux Gold Standard for Linux graphics performance and compatibility."
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Submission + - Flash Must Die, Long Live HTML5! (html5video.org)

RudyHartmann writes: Flash Must Die, Long Live HTML5!

I have read quite a few posts regarding Flash and trying to get it to work. I guess there are more issues with the 64 bit version of Mint and Flash. That is why the Flash video in my Mint 13 KDE is 32 bit. But, Adobe has said they are not going to continue with a Flashplayer for Linux. I have also seen work on LightSpark, which is a FOSS Flash clone in development.

http://lightspark.github.com/

But my son in law is a software engineer and he is just getting into Linux on my advice. He's been a strict MS guy, but I advised him to broaden his horizons. BTW, another friend and developer told me that Linux guys are offered higher salaries than Windows guys lately. Anyway, in a conversation with my son in law, he said HTML5 video playback ability has been in Firefox and some other browsers for a few versions. So, I thought I would try play some. I went to this site:

http://html5video.org/

Wow, works good for me! Anyway, Didn't Microsoft abandon Silverlight too? I know that POS is probably why I can't play Netflix in Linux. Is this true? If so, then what does Netflix plan to do? What about Youtube, Hulu and more?

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