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  • #16
    FYI

    single focused effort is just so not-linux. linux is all about a hundred crappy ways rather than one polished. there are almost always a couple hundred of software solutions for a certain problem, be it kernel, libc, editor, desktop, graphics system, or something else. they compete with each other, and at some time they gain a following and eventually set a small following so no one is using the same tools.



    rewriting a game from DirectX into other platform independent solution is no easy task. it's an expensive undertaking and why do it since it is hard right?


    i wish people who think linux is/should be a windows alternative would "just pack up and leave". i hate that. why does everyone expect linux to become a windows alternative?


    linux is trying to think it is getting into the mainstream. just when it catches up, new problems arise and we have to cry boo hoo. After we are done crying we can start coming up with stuff to blame mostly in the form of closed source drm-ish solutions, which are supposed to help certain vendors gain more market share. That's pretty unfair, why would a business want to gain more market share! don't you agree?

    Just kidding, kinda
    LOL

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    • #17
      I agree about linux being an alternative to windows. Linux is a replacement and the gaming front is an untapped market with a few of us trying to set standards.

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      • #18
        Finally a believer!

        Halleluiah!! Finally someone making sense... I wish more people would think that way.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by ap90033 View Post
          Halleluiah!! Finally someone making sense... I wish more people would think that way.
          Trust me, he's not the only one. There are those of us who aren't as vocal, or eloquent, though.

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          • #20
            I agree about linux being an alternative to windows.
            "alternative" - yes. "clone" - NO.

            linux is all about a hundred crappy ways rather than one polished.
            diversity leads to competition. when one solution gets better, it quickly gains more interest and developers.

            it's better this way, because it's a "survival of the fittest" kind of software selection. the more competition - the better.

            the most adaptative (good codebase) and innovative (good solutions) and most robust (decent developer team) projects survive it. community is left with a handful of projects that are most fit for the task. and they get the most attention and eventually get decently polished.

            it also works in proprietary world. competition is GOOD, because it kills monopoly.

            think about it - how would windows look today if it didn't feel the competition closing in on it? how would linux look if it didn't have to constantly fight for its market share?

            i doubt xp/ new nt versions would be so popular if it weren't for microsoft feeling threatened by linux or similar operating systems and making an effort to do actually do something better that winME (although they felt overly confident when they did vista .... too bad ) :]

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            • #21
              We are quietly changing the way people look at gaming and linux with our livedvd releases. I was the first to release such a livedvd and we set the bar up pretty dang high and with the newer release we have been pretty lucky for the low amount of bug reports. The revolution is just around the corner with alot more games being ported to linux and we will be the first to dual layer a livedvd

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              • #22
                When do you plan to release the next version? I'm assuming you are talking about the Linux Gamers LiveDVD?

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                • #23
                  No, I make the SuperGamer. We where the first to go over the 2gb limit of squash with the pclinuxos SG1 and then an update to it. We also had been releasing versions in-house for a few years. The current version is SuperGamer-VL as we used Vector as a base and changed from KDE to XFCE to ease up on some system resources.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by supergamer View Post
                    No, I make the SuperGamer. We where the first to go over the 2gb limit of squash with the pclinuxos SG1 and then an update to it. We also had been releasing versions in-house for a few years. The current version is SuperGamer-VL as we used Vector as a base and changed from KDE to XFCE to ease up on some system resources.
                    Excellent. I will have to give it a try, will google it up.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by supergamer View Post
                      No, I make the SuperGamer. We where the first to go over the 2gb limit of squash with the pclinuxos SG1 and then an update to it. We also had been releasing versions in-house for a few years. The current version is SuperGamer-VL as we used Vector as a base and changed from KDE to XFCE to ease up on some system resources.
                      Coolies, does Crysis or Command and Conquer 3 work in your OS. That would be sweet...

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                      • #26
                        It could with an install of wine I believe. I did not include wine by default to showcase linux games

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by supergamer View Post
                          It could with an install of wine I believe. I did not include wine by default to showcase linux games
                          And those of us who work on Native Linux games thank you for that...

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                          • #28
                            " single focused effort is just so not-linux. linux is all about a hundred crappy ways rather than one polished"

                            Pardon me, but I disagree your comments.

                            I'm actually using Ubuntu Gutsy with Compiz Fusion, Fusion is a well example of how can the world of Linux unify with a common goal, as of today, pretty much all distros coming out support Fusion "out of the box" including in LiveCD (mandriva 2008 for example).

                            This were not possible before, because we had Beryl (very tricky and sometimes very unstable and Compiz that was pretty basic) now we have Fusion, that, as of today is the most impressive piece of programming i've seen, the current stable release is SO stable that I've been using it since gutsy day 1 with a dual-monitor equipment and multiple virtualization scenarios with virtualbox, movies and 3D (including Quake4) works like a charm with Fusion active.

                            So, do not allow you to "generalize" the Linux world as "a bunch of crappy ways of doing the same.

                            I think we are approaching the era in which Linux will meet standards (at least basic in some things) and Ubuntu is one hell of a distro to set standards, I think Linux Gaming will born from Ubuntu, but hey, that just my intuition.


                            Sorry for not introducing myself, I work for a hardware reviews site in which I review all kinds of hardware and Im involved in doing beta testing for a new Engine it is coming (my brother is programming it), ive been in the world of technology from quite some time now.
                            my website is at: www.maximopc.org (it is in spanish, but, quality material nevertheless)

                            My introduction came because i am very open to HELP the linux community in any way I can, the next hardware testing will be done with linux on it, and we are trying to develop a simple way of benchmark/test with linux in our reviews, just like phoronix do.

                            Congrats on the page, my name is daniel and i hope to be in this community for a long time.

                            PD: excellent topic, keep up the good work.

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