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Cyril 14 Dec, 2019

Quoting: Philip_FairchildThere might be a nice boost of users since Win7 will drop support next year.

I wouldn't count on it... Probably most of the Win7 users will end up buying Win10, or even stay on an unsupported OS (Win7)... and in the end maybe a few of them will change to Linux.
But maybe I'm wrong!

Honestly, I'm much less of a 'Linux Gamer' than I used to be. I've used Linux in one form or another as my main OS for nearing 20 years now, though often had a windows install for games.
These days I have a headless gaming PC that I game with using Parsec, it works for me, but in an ideal world I'd happily use Linux for that PC too, it's just that a lot of the games I like to play have anti-cheat stuff that requires windows...if only because the developers don't let it work with Wine/Proton :(

Salvatos 15 Dec, 2019

Quoting: Cyril
Quoting: Philip_FairchildThere might be a nice boost of users since Win7 will drop support next year.

I wouldn't count on it... Probably most of the Win7 users will end up buying Win10, or even stay on an unsupported OS (Win7)... and in the end maybe a few of them will change to Linux.
But maybe I'm wrong!
Baby steps :) There are always people who need that final nudge to make the switch or tell themselves "this will be my last Windows." And every time a Windows version is deprecated, the Linux ecosystem is stronger than before* and makes a more attractive replacement.

* (Though there are areas that aren’t changing much or are falling behind.)

Cyril 15 Dec, 2019

Quoting: Salvatos
Quoting: Cyril
Quoting: Philip_FairchildThere might be a nice boost of users since Win7 will drop support next year.

I wouldn't count on it... Probably most of the Win7 users will end up buying Win10, or even stay on an unsupported OS (Win7)... and in the end maybe a few of them will change to Linux.
But maybe I'm wrong!
Baby steps :) There are always people who need that final nudge to make the switch or tell themselves "this will be my last Windows." And every time a Windows version is deprecated, the Linux ecosystem is stronger than before* and makes a more attractive replacement.

* (Though there are areas that aren’t changing much or are falling behind.)

I know some people who bought an Apple laptop thinking that was/is a better product than Windows. :P

Liam Dawe 15 Dec, 2019

I do doubt any Windows 7 refugees will come over to Linux, not enough of a compelling reason unless they're already thinking on it.

Gryxx 15 Dec, 2019

Quoting: Liam DaweI do doubt any Windows 7 refugees will come over to Linux, not enough of a compelling reason unless they're already thinking on it.
Mee to. It's more likely that they move to Windows 10, and "convert" only after experiencing it. And probably minority at best.

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