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[–] aileron_ron 0 points 71 points (+71|-0) ago 

Linux all the way.

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[–] Vloorshad 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I only hope that if/when M$ fully screws the pooch with 10 that SteamOS (or some other Linux distro) is a viable option.

And by viable I mean I turn my computer on and start playing what I want to play with no mysterious crashes or bugs cropping up that I have to search for the solution to. That, and that there are good drivers for graphics cards. I'm looking at XCOM 2's site on Steam and I see a nice little blurb about AMD and Intel GPUs not being supported.

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

I see a nice little blurb about AMD and Intel GPUs not being supported.

There's exactly no legitimate reason for this. A note that AMD GPUs will require the proprietary drivers is warranted, but that claim there reeks of nVidia payoff.

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[–] Seius 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

The thing i can't comprehend about linux, is why can't they write code that makes steam and windows games function on linux? Can't they just add the parts of windows OS that make it work to Linux?? That's the only thing that is stopping me from switching to linux, i got a windows 10 desktop and laptop for gaming, for web browsing and text edit, i can use any OS from the 90's and it would function better than todays spyware bloated garbage.

On a conspiratorial note, OSX ... Microsoft X ... end of liberty in the digital age. Their whole framework is forced upgrades and mass surveillance, fully integrated "lifestyle" devices. I dont know how we got so stupid to let this happen.

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

Steam is supported and does work on Linux, not every game is compatible but many are.

It boils down like a console, each console has games that only work on that, but you can't invest in each proprietary console platform to play them. At some point you have to accept that the game being on a proprietary platform means you're not going to use / buy / play it. Windows is just another proprietary platform.

It's a matter of how far you are going to let the windows 10 cactus up your ass before trying to pull it out.

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[–] SpaceLizard 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The problem is that those parts of windows are closed source and protected by copyright so it's not as simple as just adding them to Linux. Because of that we need to use a translation layer like Wine. For the most part Wine works very well for older games, and most applications. It doesn't have DX11 support yet, but that is currently being worked on, and from what I understand is partially finished.

For more info on Wine check out WineHQ(https://www.winehq.org/)). They even have a database of working software.

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

ReactOS is going to fly past both in this respect - and it's getting a lot of work lately (still in Alhpa though)

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[–] redditor1255 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Modern games are built on proprietary code that is only compatible with Windows.

They have to strip out that code and replace it, which takes time and costs money.

If they had used an open source code foundation, only one person would have to port the foundation code to Linux and every game would magically start working. Mostly. There are always tweaks that need to be made.

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[–] HeartAttack99 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

As a gamer, the only reason I stick with the windows OS is the the majority of A-list games have no support for Linux. I stick with Windows 7 at this point.

All my other system (including my surface) run Linux or OSX.

This is the perfect opportunity for the big Linux players (RH, Ubuntu, etc.) to really rally and get more publishers on-board to support the OS. With the Direct X thing being addressed, the only reasons publishers do not do so is the perception that there is no market here.

They need to be like other tech trailblazers, if there is no market, make one.

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[–] roznak 0 points 68 points (+68|-0) ago 

For months Microsoft has been describing Windows 10 “as a service” and now we know why. Microsoft is going to introduce a monthly subscription fee for Windows 10 use…

Windows users that migrated, prepare to be flooded with advertisements that even ad blockers can't block!

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[–] SaneGoatiSwear 1 points 35 points (+36|-1) ago 

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"yeah man, just got in; this prison seems rough." takes a drag


a week later

"yo, here's today's smokes. you like?"

"yeah epic shit bro, thank you so much. you make prison bearable."

"yahwelcome, now bend ovah. payment time."

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[–] nextgenerationhacker 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Would UpVoat, but my CCP limits it now :(

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[–] derram 2 points 29 points (+31|-2) ago 

https://archive.is/TPXTh :

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 New Monthly Charge

This has been an automated message.

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[–] Techman 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Da fuck is that in the picture?

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[–] redrocket 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago 

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[–] TheKobold 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I like those power glove fingers. Nostalgia.

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

He is a bot (A good one) that automatically archieves a website.

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[–] Sosacms 0 points 28 points (+28|-0) ago 

Isn't that opening them up to a massive lawsuit? Forcing customers to pay a subscription they didn't agree too because upgrading to windows 10 was not optional.

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[–] Ghetto_Shitlord 4 points 26 points (+30|-4) ago 

Read things, this is for Enterprise editions only.

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[–] rwbj 1 points 30 points (+31|-1) ago 

Think about things.

For now.

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

for now...

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

Their versioning is so bloody terrible. I still don't understand if this applies to existing Enterprise installations. They make mention of some "Windows 10 Enterprise E3 for CSP" here. I'm trying to figure out if that means that existing Enterprise Win 10 installations will continue to be good or if that means that they're going to start spamming you with nag screens and break your install.

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

Found (((@HenryCorp))) MSFT ghettozshitlordz here naow!.

@HenryCorp, he dead, I is @HenryCorp naow!

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

It depends on how they worded the EULA and how the subscription works. They obviously can't just shut your Windows off, but they can probably get away with disabling feature upgrades if you won't pony up.

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[–] Donbuster 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

so that's 84 dollars a year, or around on par with what a license for life (OEM) cost back on 7, every single year.

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[–] Koza 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

That's what a lot of subscriptions do. Maybe not that badly but they certainly don't change their business model to a sub to give options to users.

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

In some glorious, rare cases, they do. Take a look at how autodesk manages subscriptions. 9 times out of 10 you can buy the subscription product straight up for life for about a year and a half worth of subscription payments. The only times you can only buy subscription are in their gimped down versions of the products that have 90% of the functionality at a third the monthly cost.

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[–] Donbuster 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Home is still free

For now. Its not like they are going to provide a decade of updates for free, what is this, 2009?

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[–] redditor1255 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

To be fair, M$ needs to make more money off its licenses. They can't keep waiting 7 years for customers to upgrade, that was fucking retarded.

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

They can't keep waiting 7 years for customers to upgrade, that was fucking retarded.

If they made an os that was actually good, AND charged for it rather than giving it out like candy from a big white van....

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[–] TheKobold 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

Something that surprises me is:

Microsoft has confirmed on many occasions that Windows 10 is the “last version of Windows” meaning it will be updated on a rolling basis with no Windows 11 to replace it.

I think this may kill them, especially with all of the resistance to Win 10. I hope software and hardware developers take this as a sign.

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

Saty Nadela, he loze job, we use the Doorz noaw plz.

I is @HenryCorp, (((@HenryCorp))) he dead, I is @HenryCorp noaw!

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[–] N2theoah 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago  (edited ago)

People are so dumb, they want to rush to get Windows 10 but Microsoft will eventually put this pricing strategy in play for the consumer. Then what? You are stuck with a free piece of shit that will cost you monthly. No thanks, I'll stick with Windows 7 for now for gaming, and will continue to move my non gaming systems over to Linux.

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

Did you mean "now cost you monthly" ?

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[–] N2theoah 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thanks sorry rage typing :)

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[–] NoRagrets 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

and will continue to move my no gaming systems over to Linux

You're as bad as the people you're complaining about.
Stop buying games that don't run on Linux.

https://store.steampowered.com/search/?os=linux
https://www.gog.com/games?system=lin_mint,lin_ubuntu&sort=bestselling

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[–] N2theoah 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I have stopped buying games for windows, but I have soooo many that are on my windows machine, and I dont want to lose the saved games. That said I have been playing mostly Kerbal and Civ, so I have been able to do it on my steam machine. So not really just as bad, making the change.

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[–] HeavyBrain 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Everybody with two braincells knew, nothing in life is free, especially not Micro$oft.

And of courese they are going to charge below Enterprise too.

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[–] rusty_-_shackleford 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well I did buy Win 10, I just built a new gaming rig a few months ago and paid full whack for Win 10 pro. If there's any point, at any time in the future, where I can no longer use my fully paid for software without a monthly fee, then I don't think i'll be the only one on the warpath.

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