Archive for April, 2012
This could be amazing. That article there. Know what it talks about?
Linux on Steam!….wait, I think I got that wrong.
Steam on Linux!
So why is this something which could be amazing? Well, I don’t know about you but for me at least I don’t use any software on Windows that doesn’t have a Linux version, and even switch across to Linux for some programs! Except, of course, Video Games.
Oh I do love me some video games. For a long time, only Windows was a viable choice for gaming. Wine and alternatives for Linux weren’t, and still aren’t, capable enough to play the majority of games available. Not even OSX was a valid option.
Then Steam released their OSX version. For you dirty dirty mac users (shame on you!) this brought a renaissance of sorts. Ports for Mac games…appeared! Became easily and readily available. And for those vile mac users, it was good. Still not all games are available for OSX, but more incentives and reasons exist to port and ports have and are happening.
But then people like me were left stuck dual booting Linux and Windows, just so we could enjoy us some video games. Here’s hoping this horrible era is drawing to a close!
Especially since Windows 8 is…Windows 8 and that isn’t a good thing. It is painfully apparent in how Desktop PCs and Gaming are getting shafted here. Shafted I say! I don’t get tablets or their use case or what purpose they serve at all, I have to do a ramble on this at some point.
Okay I don’t mind it so much (the era, Windows 8 and Tablets…I do mind), but having to switch over to Linux and not being able to do squat fun but browse the interwebs and wet ones whistle whilst waiting for a video to render sucks monkeys.
However, a wonderful little truth we all have to keep in our tiny mammalian brains here is that technically that entire article is hearsay, information being repeated. It could all be a lie, and wouldn’t pass in court. Except in the courts of my dreams…
So I’ve been silent for awhile. Wanna know why? Technology.
My main laptop customised for video editing, compiling and gaming has gone the way of the broken pile of scrap metal. Best I can tell, one or both of the HDDs has died and the keyboard seems to have shorted somehow as well.
Fortunately it’s still under warranty but I still tried to save it myself. Turns out, not gonna happen. So it’s off to the service station with it, once I can build up the willpower to actually call the technical support (which is never fun).
Either way, my LPs and video recording days are on hold until things are fixed. And going back from a Quadcore Intel-i7 Processor with NVIDIA GT 555M to an Intel Atom with integrated graphics card is painful, to say the least.