[SATLUG] Fedora 9
masterr at gmail.com
Sun May 25 18:46:30 CDT 2008
On 5/25/08, Todd W. Bucy <toddwbucy at grandecom.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-05-23 at 13:08 -0500, Robert Pearson wrote:
> > On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 6:07 AM, Chris Lemire <good_bye300 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > no comment. im let this one go, bad decision on my part to say anything against redhat or suse when there are a lot of users in this group using it.
> > >
> > Since I am an old retired guy with a lot of time and little money I
> > have been downloading and installing the Top 100 OS's from
> > DistroWatch.com. To date I have installed over 50 desktop OS's on my
> > four x86 machines. I have learned some very interesting things.
> > I stopped using Fedora Core at FC 6.0. I am not a "bleeding edge" user.
> > SuSE 9.3 became my "stable" trailing edge choice. I stopped using
> > openSUSE at 10.3. It is a resource pig on my old x86's.
> > It is also rotting at the core. Ubuntu 7.10 had much better core
> > features than openSUSE 10.x. Mostly due to its Debian heritage. Same
> > for PCLinuxOS and Mandrake/Mandriva.
> > I have stopped using Ubuntu at 8.04. I was really impressed with 7.10.
> > No so with 8.04.
> > There are no longer any "trailing edge" distros. Just different
> > "leading edge" ones.
> > Part of the reason for this is gamers. They are driving change.
> I with about 99% of what you said. However, I am not as convinced as
> you are that gamers are having that much of an impact within the F/OSS
> Linux community. Outside of a few notable exceptions, such as warsow,
> open arena, and the crysis server (only the server mind you) there are
> not many notable (either in performance or popularity) native linux
> games. Sure there is Cedega and transgaming but these are glorified
> wine apps. OpenGL is good and all but unfortunately DirectX 10 is
> quickly becoming the standard within the PC gaming arena. Until we see a
> blockbuster open source game (IMHO a MMORPG) I honestly believe that the
> gaming industry may be the one thing that prevents the demise of M$.
> Until that day comes we gamers will either have to settle for sub-par
> graphics and performance of wine adapted games (not to mention all the
> hair pulling that goes into configuring wine properly for each game) or
> choose to get our game on, with a tinge of guilt, with a wintendo box.
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Not many notable native Linux games? There are a lot. Just to name a
few commercial games
Unreal/UT/UT2k3/UT2k4 and soon to be UT3
Neverwinter Nights 1 and all expansions
Wolfenstein Enemy Territories
Enemy Territories Quake Wars
Metal of Honor Allied Assault
Myth II: Soulblighter
Savage 1 & 2
Soldier of Fortune
Tribes 1 & 2
Just to name a few, and thats not all of them. So I wouldn't say there
not many. Sure, most are FPS and there is not many as the Winders
side, but it's quite a few. It's getting better over time, too. Valve
(Half Life) recently had a job listing for a person to port games to
Linux and there are still rumors that Blizzard may begin doing the
same (we can hope).
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