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[–] Kookus 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

If I didn't absolutely have to have Windows for gaming purposes, I'd drop it entirely, but they have the market on that shit, so I have to keep it around. And don't bring up wine... we don't discuss that in polite company.

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

There may come a time when you have to decide between freedom and playing video games.

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

Maybe, but that day is not this day. And today, if I want to play PC games, I have to have a Windows partition.

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

Unlikely, particularly if game developers move to broader Linux support. Windows 7/8 will probably work for the games that don't for a good number of years yet and if your Windows install is unable to access absolutely anything that's potentially sensitive then you're going to be fine.

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

Well you got 5 years of support still for Windows 7. I myself am optimistic for Valve's push for Linux (see Steam Machines). Gaben already called foul on Windows long time ago. Here's to him being right and me buying far fewer windows-only games in the future.

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

True, but there are already games in the pipe listing "Windows 10" as a requirement, and the newest DirectX will be locked in to that OS. This is how Microsoft maintains vendor lock-in on the gaming market.

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[–] recursive 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

If you absolutely have to have it for gaming, then you don't absolutely have to have it.