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

As a decades long dual-booter the biggest issues with linux are the lackluster video/music editing software and the lack of proper AAA gaming support. Once the MacOS emulator project is properly polished the only thing stopping linux from gaining a huge market share will be gaming. I don't think valve has the capitol to compete with Microsoft in that space but ill remain optimistic. I really fucking hate window$

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[–] Sosacms 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Ya, gaming is a big deal. Personally I'll limit my pc gaming to Steam and Linux only just to avoid windows and other gaming services. Maybe that will motivate developers to extend to Linux.

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

I think SteamOS may (key word - may) do a good bit to fix a lot on that. Especially if they do something like license CodeWeavers' software for Windows compatibility - I haven't used it in quite some time but it was pretty good code when I did, and I think they have a game-oriented special version.

That said, I think there's one other big problem that people don't address - software. A lot of the time, the software that ships with the distro is what you get. You may get things like patches for security problems, but you're not necessarily going to be getting packages with major upgrades. This may have changed over the last several years, but I've always gotten this impression and I've used Linux for years. Under these conditions, .deb and .rpm software from other sources can be somewhat iffy in terms of support, especially if they're only made for one specific distribution (e.g. a .deb for Ubuntu may have a nasty surprise for you if you try it on Debian, or on another flavor of Ubuntu, or on the wrong version of Ubuntu).

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[–] HP48GX 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

it won't do shit

it will fizz and pop in a couple years never going anywhere, nor providing an experience superior to gaming on windows.

if valve wanted to help linux gaming they could just give money to amd and nvidia to make better drivers. After that, all the other pieces will fall into place pretty much on their own

but of course valve does not really care about pc gaming, they care about money. Do I blame them? Fuck no, I wish I were 1/100000 as good as they are at making money and not giving half a flying fuck about anything else.

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

Lack of serious editing software is the only thing that's holding me back. Davinci Resolve is available on Linux but as an NLE I'm not sure it's a contender yet.

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[–] 0x4F 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well, if you absolutely need the top-notch media editing software, you can always run it in a Windows VM. You probably could even run it in an XP one if it's just for offline stuff.

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

For gaming and video editing there's pci passthrough but it's a huge pain in the ass to set up. Once there's a "push button solution" maybe it will gain wider adoption but for now it's not very viable.