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Valve misses an opportunity to encourage users to switch to Linux.
stretch611 commented on 17 December 2018 at 5:00 pm UTC

ageresLike these?
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Damn, I'm jealous now...

I actually just bought Railroad Tycoon II from GOG during their sale last month. I didn't know that there was a linux version of that. (And IMHO, the less said about Railway Empire the better; it was a huge disappointment for me and I had to get Railroad Tycoon to remove the thoughts of the horrible knock-off.)

I knew about Descent, but I though it was SimCity 2000 not 3000... but then again, I might be remembering SimCity 2000 for OS/2.

Salvatos commented on 17 December 2018 at 6:45 pm UTC

To be fair, I've never had a BSOD on Windows XP and I don't remember having problems reading disks either (I could say the opposite about Linux when it comes to that). When I saw Win7 go unresponsive at session launch on various computers I knew I wouldn't be "upgrading." Which is why I continue to believe that Microsoft are among the biggest factors in Linux adoption

chancho_zombie commented on 18 December 2018 at 6:11 am UTC

for me windows 2000 was the best windows, windows xp was the same thing but bloated. But anyways the problem with windows xp and windows 2000 was the ActiveX plugins and all sort of internet explorer plugins, the windows explorer had internet explorer embedded (very bad security practice) so if you accidentaly run a script on windows explorer it will bog internet explorer .

like this arrrrrgggg, my eyes hurt.

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let's not forget sasser virus.
Looking things in perspective windows at those days was a mess, surely it has come a long way with windows 7 and 10 as far as security concerns (sure, privacy that's another issue). I remember back then loosing plenty of time running lavasoft adware program, scanning and scanning over and over again, there was no efficient way of getting rid of all the adware.
Now the problem they have is botnets running DoS attacks or mining cryptocurrency and that happens mostly on computers that are really outdated, nobody should be using windows xp these days.

Cyril commented on 19 December 2018 at 12:34 am UTC

chancho_zombielike this arrrrrgggg, my eyes hurt.

This screenshot is priceless!

Arnvidr commented on 19 December 2018 at 5:38 am UTC

stretch611I though it was SimCity 2000 not 3000... but then again, I might be remembering SimCity 2000 for OS/2.
One is the sequel to the other ;)

damarrin commented on 19 December 2018 at 9:26 am UTC

Cyril
chancho_zombielike this arrrrrgggg, my eyes hurt.

This screenshot is priceless!

It is a thing of beauty indeed.

On topic, I don't think Valve necessarily have to care about Linux itself or the philosophy behind it. What I think they do care about is competition in the OS market as this means they're not reliant on a single OS supplier and they can keep MS in check. This I think is the reason they haven't been doing any marketing for SteamOS or the Steam Machines - just the fact they exist and some people use them is enough for what they need.

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