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[–] uberdoober 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

With all the "features" in Windows 10 that spy on you and send all your actions directly to the Microsoft mothership the time to move to Linux has already arrived.

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[–] President-Sanders [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

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[–] faissaloo 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

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[–] DoucheBagMcGee 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'll make the leap when Unity 3D does.

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[–] muniea 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

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[–] nm96 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Not sure if this was a joke, but the first build literally just came out.

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[–] President-Sanders [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That's yesterday. You can now download Unity3D for linux

http://blogs.unity3d.com/2015/08/26/unity-comes-to-linux-experimental-build-now-available/

rejoice!!!

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[–] President-Sanders [S] 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Or a few months - look at windows phone, died in a few months. They have some stickiness because of the false, criminal, illegal hardware / driver lockstep and fraudulent "patching" bullshit - and shit like "windows only games" being advertised on voat right now - how do you ever do that in today's world?

Steam OS, new Apple TV, new Google shit is bound to come out with more in the way of gaming, maybe they buy AMD and churn out more cards.

Vulkan, metal, linux, OSX - there's a way to make things much much better.

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[–] TheGreatNico 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

come play with us danny. For ever, and ever and ever...

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[–] Pitcairne 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Never really touched Linux, so I don't know much about it but seriously considering dropping Windows and moving to Linux. My only concern is game compatibility. Almost ALL my games are not compatible with Linux, so that's the only thing holding me back. But with Vulkan coming, will that drastically increase the amount of games Linux can run, because I am all for open source.

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[–] President-Sanders [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

play new games.

you can keep a stick with windows on it, and run games off that if you need to.

but 25% of games are on linux now - soon to grow - are you saying you've played them all and don't like them?

there's a chance that your new favorite game is in that 25%

plus, that's just steam games - there's loads more.

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[–] IsoToxin 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm no expert so anybody please correct me if I'm wrong, but your old games are still only going to run on Windows, unless the developer takes the time to go back and make a Linux version. Vulkan doesn't make your old games compatible with Linux, but since it seems to be catching on, it means more new games are going to support Linux.

You might consider setting up a dual boot and gradually move to Linux, or if you plan on buying a new computer to make that a Linux machine, keeping the old one for older games.

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[–] dlf 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Besides dual booting, there's also a program you can use (in Linux) to play more of the Windows only games - PlayOnLinux. Although something like Diablo 2 LOD, nor Warcraft 2 or 3 were ever made for Linux I use POL (Play on linux) to play them. Note: Not every game works, there will most likely be issues in some games compared to others.

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[–] arrjayjee 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm on holiday and buying a hard drive to do a fresh Debian XFCE when I get home. Windows 7 will remain for the sake of backwards compatibility (and WItcher 3 until it's Linux version).

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[–] Fuvinatro 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I once fucked up my Windows copy by installing ubuntu, and deleting the recovery partition. Been using it only in Virtualbox ever since.

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[–] President-Sanders [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah that was defect by design with windows and the general poor state of boot partitions.

Better just have a $10 drive and run windows off that, and keep linux on SSD, and if you want, run windows in virtual box

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