Originally Posted by verde
i know at least 3 people that would use linux if games they like worked as good and were easy to install
granted they do know i can fix what dont work
avg user needs:
minimal easy setup, GUI
their favorite game(s)
actually i think most people just need firefox and movies to work, but feel cheap if there isn't plenty of stuff
linux has an advantage as for its reputation (the kernels, not distros) of being awsome
granted "its unlike what i know" makes it harder for people to use, as anyone trying blender for the first time can testify
(that and the fact many things still arnt plug'n'play and sometimes buggy; in short complicated)
i was thinking about something like e17 on puppy slacko (its easier for me then the other puppy)
with scripts to setup graphic drivers, wine, steam, skype, few firmwares and whatever
ofc libreoffice too
so they can just click and it works
that wouldnt be too much trouble to set up as the puppy people made it to be that way
so ye who didnt notice; i tried puppy on the laptop and its awsome (for a laptop at least; for weeks its running on it as "live", i just close the lid so didnt try the installer yet)
and from what i see it shouldnt be hard to put binary drivers and make it "full performance"
idk why it its not as popular as the big names
PS i remember dual gpu laptops were hell to make work right, id guess much has changed but plenty stayed the same
Last edited by gens; 11-02-2013 at 02:36 AM.
The Linux numbers won't change until there is a compelling reason to. What game title is exclusive to Linux that is enticing enough to pull people to Steam on linux? Until Valve do something extraordinary on Linux, I don't see a reason to expect any interesting stats in the Linux direction.
Originally Posted by phoronix
I was thinking of the same thing. Heck, F@H is available on FreeBSD too through linuxulation.
Originally Posted by johnc
counting is hard
Do the figures count those who are running Steam with Wine or the PlayOnLinux and Crossover front-ends for it? Even with the native client, most of my game time is still spent via Crossover, mostly for Civ V; how many others do this rather than dual boot? For that matter, there are some games that run fine in an XP virtual machine.
Originally Posted by blackout23
Not as much as politics as it about ubuntu using : "Home-made technology" and "experimental" libraries/softwares.
Originally Posted by verde
Remember, gamers want stability and performance, Not to be tested on.
The problem is, they also want things to be "Easy-to-use" which sometimes conflicts with : "stability and performance"
(The previous statements were written in the name of all the gamers in the world.)
Last edited by Illasera; 11-02-2013 at 09:40 AM.
It may be somewhat true, but Ubuntu kept going in the right direction for me. When I first installed Ubuntu (2008) it probably wasn't much more than a tweaked Debian+Gnome desktop. I remember the next year I got a new computer, installed 9.10 and found everything was great, so much that no changes or features would compell me to upgrade to another release, not even the LTS, but when Unity came out with 11.04 I became so excited because I thought that interface was almost exactly what I wanted. It would allow me to finally ditch Gnome 2, which I found hideous. I was very impressed with where they were going. I was always a keyboard-driven user, so Unity was close to how I already used and customized my computer. That interface made me put up with the bugs present back then. The same thing is happening for me with Ubuntu Touch, and I can't wait 'till I ditch my Android.
Originally Posted by smitty3268
So even if I had started out in another distro, like Mandriva, and identified with it, and had a good initial experience, and didn't go back to Windows - which I honestly doubt -, I would have changed to Ubuntu later. What some Linux people call its weakness (its unwillingness to follow the herd) I call it its strength.
My point is hatred towards Ubuntu doesn`t help Linux, it does the complete opposite. And diversity is not the problem with Linux, it's the politicking, the conservatism, the distro wars. I'm hoping this time it's different and Valve gets the respect they deserve, but I'm not holding my breath, as no doubt people will invent plenty of shit to crap on SteamOS when it comes out.
Last edited by nll_a; 11-02-2013 at 10:03 AM.
Valve just got a hundred of euros in the last month from me, it was years since last time I bought a game so eagerly: it's so awesome being able to play your favorite games without having to dual boot.
+1 Steamtendo GabeCubes
Originally Posted by Vash63
Planetary Annihilation in Beta on Steam on Ubuntu 13.04 64bit on an Nvidia 660GTX FTW! (Hosting/starting the game and playing against windoze user mates works good!)
Also, for the hope of CS:GO ...