|AvenaOats Goblin Squad Member|
I need to know: what is so good on having something run on Linux? Do you have better performance of the game? Less crashes?
Or is it more that people like to dabble with Linux and are just happy that they also can run a few games on it?
I must say that I have very, very few problems with my Win 7 installation and I play many games, alpha's, beta's and so forth. So I feel I could not really get a more stable platform then I am currently using.
What is the attraction of Linux?
(this thread was just a heads up, so now we can take it anywhere).
Well my computer is a bit old now, and I'm tight for cash. I had vista which bleugh! and was intending to play PFO on that but I wanted to use Linux and dual-boot, but then my wifi and new graphics card messed around so killed Vista and installed ubuntu and both work fine. The graphics card uses an open-source driver and plays games fine so far. The computer boots and and runs so much faster.
Maybe taking the time to learn the operating system is part of it instead of with windows just being a user?
There's less games which is the downside but it was free and opens the door to a whole ton of distros too. It's quite interesting getting to grips with the terminal and reverting back to text and away from GUI. It just seems a bit more straightforward to start with less junk and then tailor and tinker things to what you want.
Probably passing on impressions is the biggest suggestion I can convey: Having spent so much time using windows then realizing there's this wide ecosystem out there it's kinda whoa! should have tried this sooner. Living in a small pond, it's time for this frog to stretch those legs!
I know Win7 has a lot good going for it. But it's more the direction Windows goes and you start thinking "what the f are they doing now?" I think with Linux this happens to and then a new distro is created. I have a lot to learn tbh.
But it would be very good to play PFO on though if not soon then a dual-boot with Win7 is probably the way to go.