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Blizzard Linux Plans?

Blizzard Entertainment will release an official Ubuntu port of one of "at least one" of their games this year reports Phoronix. This report on plans for Linux support is unconfirmed, though the author of the report says this was learned from "a reliable source at the company," and that this was "backed up by additional proof." They say this internal port will be an attempt to gauge the commercial potential for supporting the operating system. Thanks Ant via Slashdot.

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21. Re: Blizzard Linux Plans? Jan 8, 2013, 07:44 Panickd
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 7, 2013, 22:58:
mlw wrote on Jan 7, 2013, 19:58:
Ah, no. Average users would not have to compile code now. Many years ago, yes. Times have changed.

Also, have you tried to use Windows 8 Metro with only keyboard and mouse? Ubuntu is far more user friendly.

I tried Kubuntu 3 years ago. Everything that was preinstalled worked smoothly, everything else tried to force me to use the command line for installation. If that has chenged, good. If not: I don't want to go back to the DOS times, thank you. As an Average Joe I want to double click some exe, and the software installs without further fiddling around by the user. Is Ubuntu like this now?

Three years is a long time especially when you're talking anything Linux. Yes, Ubuntu has gotten a lot better at "point the mouse at it, click it and it just works" sorts of things. I struggle to think of anything I have absolutely had to drop to a command line for in normal everyday use. You still can, of course, but you don't really need to.
 
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