animaguy wrote:@ toomuchcoffee & shibblet
I am unfamiliar with the game design industry as a whole.
Are you two saying that DirectX has compatibility issues with Linux?
AlbertP wrote:Wine translates Direct3D to OpenGL fine for most games. And the Gallium3D (open-source radeon, nouveau) graphics drivers are attempting to support DirectX 10/11 directly, as that works even faster than having to translate to OpenGL. Don't know if that's yet finished though.
AlbertP wrote:Of course you will still need Wine to use it.
AlbertP wrote:@ Shiblet: You can't run device drivers in Wine. Only Windows drivers that you can use on Linux are wifi drivers with ndiswrapper.
Shibblet wrote:Windows specific software seems to work fine in Wine, just not games.
Have you ever tried running iTunes on Wine?
And if so what is your experience?
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Kolusion wrote:EDIT: This pathetic forum has censored words in my post.
...board ran by pansies.
If I simply "MUST" get something done - I boot into MEPIS - for me "IT SIMPLY WORKS" - It's stable (yes I have sat there and not needed to reboot for weeks and weeks), it's reliable, I have no problems.
Pierre wrote:If I simply "MUST" get something done - I boot into MEPIS - for me "IT SIMPLY WORKS" - It's stable (yes I have sat there and not needed to reboot for weeks and weeks), it's reliable, I have no problems.
it's always worked - for me - I find that Windows is kinda frustrating to use
& Just Why DO new people give up on Linux ??
Games - usually - they won't those Games . . . .
What you need to know about Linux is a couple of things. Linux is not meant to be a "replacement" for Windows. It does not do the same things that Windows does. It is its own Operating System, and runs in it's own way. It's no different than MacOSX in that it's not designed to be free, and run all of your Windows programs.
Secondly, there are many different forms (flavors) of Linux available. All the way from Gentoo (who has time for this crap) Linux, to Linux Mint. Mint is one of the easier Linux's to start using. Other distributions, Like Arch, Slackware, and Gentoo, all need to be built from the Kernel up. Others like SuSE, Fedora, Ubuntu, and Mint are all built to run from the install. There are positives and negatives with any distribution you choose.
zebedeeboss wrote:I never said it was a replacement for windows, I get it, I just said I found it more complicated. The beauty of Linux is that because there are so many Distro's out there that the chances are you will find the right one for you.... but not permanently
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