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[–] mangdesign 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I just keep encouraging people to use Linux. Hopefully one day the tide will turn and Linux will become more viable. But, sad to say once that happens Microsoft or some other company will find some way to mess it up - pay a billion dollars to somehow close distros off. Might just be the pessimist in me. Viva la open source!

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[–] boggle247 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Until Linux starts seeing some more triple AAA video game titles, I don't think pc users will be adopting it anytime soon.

edit: redundancy

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[–] 13063926? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Or more business software packages.

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

No, it's the opposite. Until consumers start demanding Linux support and not buying titles without it, games producers will continue calling it "irrelevant" and "not worth the investment". With the amount of choice out there -- gaming is a buyer's market. It's just a shame that most gamers are such shallow, easily coerced retards.

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

Unfortunately, you're right. Indie games and dinky little open source games aren't going to exactly attract great swaths of people.

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[–] d33t 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Microsoft has been using its dominance to shut out alternative OSes for years. Look up the "Microsoft tax".

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

Yep! MS taxes Android! Pay either Ms or Apple ... your choice!

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

I would argue that this is only because of android. I can't really see another reason to use it.

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

Which distro (is that what it's called?) would you recommend that most closely resembles Windows 7? I've never used anything Linux or even seen it used so I would be an absolute beginner.

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

A lot of people will probably recommend Linux Mint - beginner-friendly, similarish layout to Windows. There is also Chalet OS, which resembles Windows a bit more and it's based on Ubuntu so there's quite a bit of support for it.

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

I have Windows 7 still for a couple more years and I absolutely love my Linux Mint Cinnamon. I'm new with Linux to but the community is awesome. Linux Mint Cinnamon is very stable and fast the only reason I have Windows 7 still is for gaming. I have a friend that has Linux Mint Mate and another that has Linux Mint KDE I personally think Cinnamon is the smoothest.

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

Linux mint with cinnamon