commercial linux games
I am writing this in response to the thread "a thought on linux and gaming". I think it is safe to say we would all like to see more commercial games written for linux or ported to linux. The only reason I dual boot to Windows is because I like games and it can be a pain to get them to run under wine or winex. Very few games are written for linux because its not profitable enough for most companies to do so. Probably only 5% of desktops are running linux. Lets put ourselves in EA's shoes. Why waste time porting a game to linux when only 5% of desktops are running it. Its not profitable enough for them to take the time to do it. So in order to see more games available for linux we need to increase the amount of people who use it.
This can be accomplished, in my opinion, if we can get more businesses to run linux on their workstations. This is realistic because linux is secure to setup a network with, has an excellent office package (open office), is stable (less data lost from crashes), there are virtually no viruses for it, and it is easy to use with KDE or Gnome. This will cause more colleges and high schools to use linux in their business related computer classes, which will cause more people to run linux at home because of compatibility with their job or class.
An increased amount of desktops running linux will make it profitable for companies to port or write games for linux.
So if you are in the position where you can convert your business or school networks to linux you are making companies more likely to write and sell applications for linux. If we all do our part to increase the amount of linux systems out there than more commercial appliclations will be released.
This is all an opinion and I would like to hear others.