fridays boredom question - week 2

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by adagio, Feb 24, 2012.

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    adagio Moderator

    Same rules as always. Don't agree with another persons point of view, be constructive about it. Any insults to another person will lead to the hammer of doom (ketz).

    This weeks question to those bored or just fruity.

    With a gaming pc you can choose any component from any number of manufacturers apart from the operating system. There are no viable gaming OS Available apart from ms editions. So..
    Will the pc gaming scene ever be able to break the grasp Microsoft has over it?
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    Fozia Veteran BOON

    when bill gates dies and stops buying up his competition it will!
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    What do you mean exactly ? Like, will Mac's become more viable as a gaming platform ?
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    Rev Veteran BOON

    i dont understand the question :<
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    Nerien "Bad Boy"

    I wish Microsoft will lose it's grip on the pc gaming market.

    If I would be able to use Linux for all my gaming needs I would be incredibly happy.
    Sadly the support for most games is rather iffy for Linux so I'm stuck with Windows atm.

    I hope it becomes simpler to get games working on Linux so that it actually become a valid choice.
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    adagio Moderator

    Reworded original post to say there isn't much choice for gaming operating systems.
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    Saul Community Member

    Portals like online, etc will start to become more popular.. TO THE CLOUD YOUNG MAN.... and that CLOUD will not be OS dependant.

    I'm a Citrix Architect, my day to day job is to facilitate and manage Global system sharing, already I can put any O/S desktop with apps on to anything from a Smartphone to a 8 year old piece of shit computer.

    However Microsoft are trying to kill the next Gen. (Gonna get all Techie now so look away).

    Citrix are partnered with Intel in a big way for a number of reasons, one of those reasons is the next Gen Multi function CPU's that we will see soon. Intel bought Mcaffee for the sole reason of being able to put AV on the chip, so no need for software. They are partnered with Citrix because they want XenClient on their Chip as well.

    XenClient is a bear-metal (No OS Required) local hypervisor so you can run multiple VM's locally from a laptop/desktop/etc.

    The problem is however for Xenclient to take off requires Dell / HP / Etc to take on board Intels new processors in their laptops. Dell, etc, would love to, but Microsoft are threatening to take them all to court and stop any partnerships with them, WHY???

    Microsoft make the vast majority of their money from OEM software bundles with new laptops, desktops, etc, incorporating many vast contracts with machine producers like Dell, etc.

    XenClient would mean that there is no need to purchase a machine with an OEM license from Microsoft, especially if it is on the chip, and ofc Microsoft wont let that happen easily.
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    Fizzee Veteran BOON

    Linux I highly doubt will become used as its open source so surely would provide a greater challenge for devs to code for the various systems as well as linux based OS.

    Mac won't be adopted as it's too closed and would add too much time and cost to developing games.

    So until a major studio (google?) bring out a standardised OS with gaming in mind, I don't think M$ are going away.
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    adagio Moderator

    Saul, how will these new chips effect pc gamers in the future?

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