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Is the "Linux Gamer" disappearing?
Philip_Fairchild commented on 14 December 2019 at 12:31 pm UTC

I feel things are only going to get better. Soon Unity will be fully supported on Linux and that opens up a door for Linux users to create games.

What we need to do is keep playing, showing how Linux is capable and easy to use. There might be a nice boost of users since Win7 will drop support next year.

Cyril commented on 14 December 2019 at 1:18 pm UTC

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!

asharin commented on 14 December 2019 at 2:54 pm UTC

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 commented on 15 December 2019 at 1:45 am UTC

Cyril
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 commented on 15 December 2019 at 5:54 am UTC

Salvatos
Cyril
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.

Liam Dawe commented on 15 December 2019 at 12:32 pm UTC

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 commented on 15 December 2019 at 12:47 pm UTC

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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