Advice for the needy.

AuthorTopic: Advice for the needy.
Apprentice
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About a month ago I got a new computer and instead of using windows I dowloaded Linux. With this transition I could no longer play spidweb games because Wine is not a very good system to play games on. Now after having been used to the wonders of Linux I must say that the only reason anyone should even consider using a windows operating system is to play these games. Therefore if you do not like these games and have windows I sugest you take this simple advice, Get the hell off windows and dowload Linux.
Posts: 41 | Registered: Friday, May 11 2007 07:00
Apprentice
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So, to summarize: You came onto the Spiderweb software boards to look for people who don't play games so as to advise these hypothetical people on changing operating systems? Rule #1 in public speaking (or speech acts): Know your audience.

Oh, and a lot of us are Mac people anyways, of course.

[ Tuesday, December 18, 2007 17:50: Message edited by: troglodyte #1 ]

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Apprentice
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Yeah I find it too redundent to know your audience.............either that or I'm really lazy.
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Lifecrafter
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This is the General Section after all..spread your beliefs, gods, goddesses, chickens, whatever..it's ok..

And for the sake of it..I hate Linux..I hate, hate, hate it with a passion..

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Agent
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In my eyes Windows and Linux are poor operating systems. I prefer Macs by a long shot.

I don't anticipate this thread lasting for any long durations of time.

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Apprentice
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The only reason i would get a mac is for a laptop but for a PC I would want Linux. How can anyone hate Linux it rocks.
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Lifecrafter
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Linux bored me to death in my summer vacation..less compatible games..@_@

Though the penguin is cute..

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Posts: 732 | Registered: Saturday, June 24 2006 07:00
BANNED
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If you don't play many games like I do and work of your computer Linux is great.

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Law Bringer
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Linux is a great operating system, but Mac is also a great operating system. The latter has a slightly better software selection, and in the end you're quite likely to need some kind of emulation if you want those fancy new Windows games.

—Alorael, who concludes that in a few years the Google/Apple/Linux merger will produce the only OS, the only software, and the only information worth having. If you're not cached you won't count.
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TRS-DOS trumps them all. Both Mac and PC are poorly designed and shoddily programmed.

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Law Bringer
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You can still play BoE on Linux if that version still works and Basilisk Games made a version of Eschalon: Book I that works on some Linux systems. It's really funny to read how that game can fail depending on the Linux version in use.

Actually Linux is a secret Microsoft plot to fragment the operating system market so that user buy Microsoft in frustration. Then Apple allowed Windows to work on their computers and Gates had a fit and died. They have an impersonator that they bring out to give interviews and speeches.
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Lifecrafter
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Originally written by Randomizer:


Actually Linux is a secret Microsoft plot to fragment the operating system market so that user buy Microsoft in frustration. Then Apple allowed Windows to work on their computers and Gates had a fit and died. They have an impersonator that they bring out to give interviews and speeches.

Conspiracies..you can't live without them..

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Posts: 732 | Registered: Saturday, June 24 2006 07:00
Law Bringer
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BoE will soon (already?) work for Linux, and I believe I have successfully run BoA in Wine before. If this is impossible, I may be wrong.

The OP starts off with an interesting point, which is that the single greatest drawback of switching to an ultimately superior operating system is to lose access to the broad range of Windows software. I recommend dualbooting or virtual machines (although I only have experience with the former).

However, the interpretation of this point ("if you do not like these games" wait, why are we here again?) is rather confused. Misery is a state this topic is leaving soon, courtesy of AranBot.
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