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29. Re: John Carmack On Linux Gaming Support Feb 6, 2013, 11:17 Panickd
 
Xil wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 10:59:
Orogogus wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 10:49:
Panickd wrote on
uake III Arena came out in 1999. That would be well before Linux had caught on with anyone outside of the zealot and admin crowds.[/quote:

I guess the question would be whether the situation is significantly different now.

you know what they did back then ? they released a windows version which even Linux people should buy (thus counting as windows sales), then these linux people can dig through their website and find the FTP link for the linux client..... indeed I wonder why that did not work so great

Actually they released boxed versions of Quake III Arena for all three OSes (Windows, Linux and MacOS) and made it easy to move from one version to another with a patch. I know because I still have my Linux copy of Quake III that was put out by Loki back then. But again, we're talking 12 years ago. That was before Ubuntu began convincing people Linux was easy to use.
 
 
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