How's gaming on Linux?

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 11 2007 @ 04:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Many of our users have talked about wishing they could switch from Windows, but the overwhelming hold back has often been the gaming support. Is it really as bad as it seems? We talked to our local Linux guru Glider to set the record straight.

"While Wine does a great job at running most Windows applications under Linux, certain games sometimes just won't work. Call it bad programming, call it faith, but the fact is that some applications refuse to accept Wine. The guys over at Transgaming noticed this and used a hole in the X11 licensing to create a proprietary fork of Wine. But the developers didn't claim they invented the warm water, and initially called their 'version' WineX."

Read on at Bit Tech.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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