Diablo 3 (Linux/Wine)
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Metro Last Light (Linux)
Not really looking forward to anything, Star Citizen looks promising but another total time vampire and I already got Skyrim for that.
Skyrim works just fine on Wine.
You're assuming that Windows is here to stay in the PC games arena.
Really Microsoft Windows has only been the choice for gamers because of Microsoft's tight monopoly and control of the PC industry for the past 20 years with mega-dollar deals with hardware & software makers and adept lock-in tactics.
Valve and others companies who are invested in the PC industry know that Microsoft's stranglehold on home computing is dying, Microsoft have only themselves to blame by releasing bad software on a glacial release cycle whilst more recently pissing off developers.
The writing has been on the wall for Windows for a some years now, the explosion of iOS and Android devices show that Windows is over in the eyes of the general public, now it's just that shitty OS you have to use for work, even that is becoming less relevant.
For the x86 PC architecture to survive, i.e. to remain mainstream in 5 years time, Linux is the logical next step and it is a big step that the big software players have been putting off for years.
Compared to consoles high-end PC hardware is still the most performant and continues to evolve but the platform is held back by one thing, Windows and sales are falling drastically, PCs need to become sexy again and with sexy read uncomplicated.
Your comment about Windows games is short sighted, in 3-5 years time, when all the new PC titles could be available for Linux, Mac & Windows who'll care about those old Windows only titles? Especially those ones that won't even run in Wine for a bit of nostalgia? not me.
I have a low power Atom/ION PC connected to the TV running XBMC serving up all my stored, over-the-air & streamed content.
The TVCatchup XBMC addon is a good alternative to over-the-air Freeview although max quality is not as sharp as over-the-air TV, but our TV reception is sometimes sketchy so it comes in handy sometimes and has more channels than pur ariel picks up.
The advantage of XBMC is that you can unify all media sources including local files, network shares, 4od, Demand 5, iPlayer, SportsDevil (live sports streaming from multiple sites/feeds) and live TV (with a TV tuner and TVHeadend backend), live TV recording, the list goes on.
http://zorin-os.com/Zorin-OS is an Ubuntu derivative design precisely for this purpose.
Personally I think presenting users with a mock-up of Windows that isn't Windows is counter-productive because IMHO Windows' desktop environment is continually flawed and year's behind the current crop of open desktop environments.
Personally I prefer to show those who are interested the popular DE's such as Gnome3, Cinnamon, Unity & (less so) KDE in their unaltered glory as these show really how backward the whole 'Windows way' is nowadays.
That is one thing I absolutely hate when using Windows, which I only have to use when in work.
I find the Gnome desktop doesn't do this near as much as it's smarter at maintaining focus on a window that you're active in, it'll only interrupt you when something requires immediate attention, unlike MS Windows that interrupts you over any dialogue occurring in any running application or tray icon.
Linux had software repositories before MacOS had an Apple store.
Am I the only one that sees these online software "stores" as just attempts by proprietory software companys to create their own repo style model?
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