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I agree with adler.
Doom Legacy is awesome!I played all versions of doom(except 3 of course) with it for about 6 months.And I can't wait for Doom3.UT2004 I'm not really excited about though.
UT2003 was very disappointing.
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 10.04/12.04, Scientific Linux 6.3, Android-x86, Maemo
Yeah, Wine is not an emulator, but there is no other good way to describe it. Plus, the DirectX stuff in WineX IS emulation to a large extent.
I understand why people are anti-wine, I don't always agree, but I understand it. I think it's useful for running stuff that is older and will never be ported. For newer stuff, I think more effort needs to be made to push Linux as a viable desktop platform in people's eyes. With Linux, it's like the table is attractively set, the food (good food) ready to be served, the invitations have been set, yet hardly anyone is showing up to the dinner party.
This is too funny. WINE will not make your Linux pc anything like a windows pc. It simply provides the structure that some of these apps need to run. It's just an application people.
I just picked up CrossoverOffice. Awesome. In 5 minutes I had Photoshop 7 running along just fine. I am getting ready to try some games.
"Wine is an implementation of the Windows API that allows programs using the API to run on an operating system that doesn't natively support the application. It's important to note that Wine doesn't emulate a full x86 system but rather provides the software APIs that make it possible to run Windows programs."
I am attached to Linux enough these days, that I wouldn't even boot to Windows for Photoshop unless it was an important work project that required speed (I'm still learning the Gimp), but it sure is nice to be able to fire it up anytime I want while in Linux.
It would also enable me to use Word for testing OpenOffice documents that HAVE to look properly formatted on peoples Windows PC's (like resumes, work reports, etc). All this without ever using Windows. I like that. There is no way I'm sending off a bunch of resumes without knowing what they are going to look like in the application that EVERYONE will be reading them in. For this purpose alone it's worth it. Do you want M$ to port Office to Linux? I don't want them anywhere near it, and it's damn unlikely it would ever happen.
Of course, I would purchase all the products I need if they were ported to Linux such as games, Photoshop, (not office. just use a pirated copy of that ) etc. just to support it. I would definitely rather run a native app than to run a Windows app on top of another piece of software.
Just got done playing the demo, the full version doesn't come out until later this month. The graphics are by far the most realistic I have ever seen in a driving game. The physics leave a bit to be desired, but maybe the full version will be tighter.
zanzarah http://www.zanzara.de its quite a fun game actually , something different from
the typical lets upgrade the graphics and ship ut2000456. Apparently the original co went bust and only a hand full of staff survived, wonder if they would be game for letting a linux port be done, the windows version has problems with nvidia drivers though 51.16 seems to
work about 95%
oops sorry, somehow i have double posted, sluggish net connection unfortunately
whooah in a burst of pro-activeness i just emailed them to that effect, no harm in trying
Originally posted by Chu The GIMP > Photoshop.
Learn how to master The GIMP.
You will see what I'm saying.
I am sure you are right about The Gimp. I downloaded the manual the other day, and while there is no page #'s in it, it appears to be almost as extensive as the Photoshop Bible (1100pgs). I already noticed some things it will do that Photoshop won't. Old habits die hard though. I spent 3 years getting aquainted with PS and it's hard to get motivated enough to do it all over again. Especially when I am using PS7 in Linux right now
I think when PS7 starts to become dated, I will get motivated enough to master The Gimp. I do play with it a little every day, so it is starting to become familiar. It is an unbelievable piece of software. These are such massive applications though, that learning a new one is almost as uncomfortable as it is when you first trade off Windows for Linux