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20. Re: Blizzard Linux Plans? Jan 7, 2013, 22:58 El Pit
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?

But Valve could work on its own, user-friendly Linux distribution. That would be most welcome. The hate of the nerds would be sure pouring down on them, though, but that's predictable. Valve was a pioneer with its Steam platform, so why shouldn't they now be a pioneer with a real gaming OS for pcs? They sure got the money and muscle to pull this off. It's a risk, but why should they not try it? Oh, and Valve: for god's sake, make sure you work primarily on keyboard/mouse control schemes. If I wanted to use a controller, I'd either go back to my Atari 2600 or buy a PS3/Xbox.
Consoles? I owned two: a Pong clone and an Atari 2600. And that's it.
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