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Aspyr released Borderlands 2 on Linux today!

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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Yup, I saw that too!
    Got it!
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    Linux will soon send Windows down the hill to play with Macintosh. Tux will be the new KING OF THE HILL! for both gaming and business Lol. IIt looks like KDE is making progress in education over Mac. This means that in the 2 nd quarter of the 21 st century Linux could very well become the dominate OS in the solar system at least this part of it anyway. Even NASA is figuring that out!
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    How cool would that be? I know its far off, but this is a great start! I'm glad to be part of the beginning.
    I have loved playing with computers these last 11 years and I've never been part of "the beginning" of anything.
    So this is fantastic and surreal!
    I'm glad I kept all of those retail games I bought.
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    You can add Crusader Kings II to the list. You can play it for free during Steams free week end to celibate the Steam OS and Steam for Linux port. I think its 70% off during the week end! GO TUX GO! At this rate we might be able to finally say adios to dual booting but I wouldn't say that for sure just yet.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Great news!
    Unfortunately I will probably have to hold on to Windows for at least one computer.
    I'm hoping in a few years all but one of my computers will have Linux.
    There is always that "one" game I will want to play and won't run in Linux

    Did you hear that Adobe Photoshop will run on ChromeOS?
    That is the first sign of Linux support from Adobe, besides flash player.
    Its not idea because it is a "stripped down" version and requires online connection, but its a start
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    Of course you hold on to Windows for a least one computer as I said I don't know for sure yet. It will still be a few more years before we can see enough of the future to be certain. The writing is definite on the wall now, Will Microsoft notice? Probably not. They still insist they will never support OpenGL. I figure if they are to short sighted to see that OpenGL is clobbering DirectX then I say they deserve to get kicked from their world dominance throne. Of course we will still need wine for some time to come because some old games may not ever get ported to Linux,
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Not supporting OpenGL is a huge mistake. All other platforms are doing it and they are just as successful as Micro$oft's platforms.
    Seriously, how many consoles, phones, devices support OpenGL?
    Then you have Window$ and Xbox...
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    Yep they took Client Eastwood friends Smith and Wesson and shot a huge hole in their foot. Lol I think it was Mr. Gates. I suspect Microsoft will eventually realize Bill made a huge mistake and start supporting OpenGL. After all they are a typical U.S.A. company that is greedy and worships the almighty dollar. :rolleyes:
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    Amen brother! You have no idea how many times I have said that too.
    Sometimes a business has to make sacrifices in order to push forward.
    I know OpenGL is a competitor with Direct X, but we all know Direct X won't run on all platforms.
    OpenGL might make Direct X obsolete if they supported it, but at the same time, their games will run on all platforms and they can sell more.

    So which is worse?
    How much money have the put into Direct X?

    I'm sure their Xbox success is a major factor in Direct X development. As long as Xbox is successful there is no reason to make games OpenGL compatible for other platform.

    Microsoft has always taken the "Monopoly" stance with everything they develop.... and will eventually be their downfall.

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