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#1 Motoko.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:28

Alienware X51 Open Source Systems


#2 Mindovermaster

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:31

Might wanna link that...

But, in reality, games are becoming moreso on the Linux side.

#3 OP Motoko.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:36

Might wanna link that...

But, in reality, games are becoming moreso on the Linux side.


TF2 runs really well on my HD3000

I'm really impressed

#4 threetonesun

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:36

Free OS, so, why not.

#5 Pupik

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:42

Finally, the time of Linux has came. Finally, it will rise to the top!

Free OS, so, why not.

For the price that you pay for their (Alienware) crap, even Windows is free.

#6 OP Motoko.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:46

Finally, the time of Linux has came. Finally, it will rise to the top!


For the price that you pay for their (Alienware) crap, even Windows is free.

Incindiary post

Alienware realizes is has to compete, everyone is building their own rig.

The price for the hardware is actually reasonable

#7 Growled

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:04

I think that they think it will sell well right now because Windows 8 is not selling well. I'm not too sure they are right in thinking that, but we will see.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:11

It may not be the monstrous rise of Linux, but one thing is for sure that is gaming takes off on Linux MS will have a major problem on its hands in the consumer space. The average consumer is moving to tablets for their computing needs and the desktop is left largely to serious niches, like gaming, and a loss there won't be good for them longterm.

#9 Gerowen

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:23

Ya know, I think it's quite sad that when I see any post relating to Linux on this forum, even though I'm a huge Linux fan/advocate, I'm really hesitant to click on it because I know that eventually the trolls will show up and start trash talking and insulting anybody who disagrees with their point of view.

On topic, I've been impressed with some of the offerings, and as long as things like this continue to take place, it will only be good for consumers, even if they don't use Linux. Steam runs great on Ubuntu, they're always adding Linux games to it. The Ubuntu software center has a few commercial games you can purchase through your Ubuntu One account. Competition is good, and it's not healthy for consumers to only "really" have one option for gaming on the PC. If more and more game studios start porting their games to Linux (Or OSX for that matter), and people start realizing there are cheaper alternatives, then both parties, Linux OSs and Microsoft, will have to step up their game and actually try to be competitive and innovative. Microsoft has been riding the DirectX gravy train for a long time because game developers didn't see any size-able market for games on any other platform. It wasn't that alternatives were bad options for consumers in terms of capability or stability, but if only 1% of the consumer market uses a particular operating system, then it's logical for game developers to save the time and money it would take to develop for that platform. It does look like things are changing though, and I think maybe the "Humble Indie Bundle" has shown developers that Linux users will pay for software if they think it's good and if they don't feel tied down or restricted as to what they can do with it. Hopefully this trend of gaming on Linux continues, and all parties benefit from a healthy amount of competition.

Those prices really don't seem all that bad, I'll have to keep these guys in mind if my current desktop explodes or something. I wonder what kind of OEM customizations they've made to Ubuntu.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:48

Competition is good, and it's not healthy for consumers to only "really" have one option for gaming on the PC. If more and more game studios start porting their games to Linux (Or OSX for that matter), and people start realizing there are cheaper alternatives, then both parties, Linux OSs and Microsoft, will have to step up their game and actually try to be competitive and innovative. Microsoft has been riding the DirectX gravy train for a long time because game developers didn't see any size-able market for games on any other platform.


I've said the same thing for years. Linux doesn't have to have a huge market share to win. Them just being in there is enough. Every unit they sale with Linux is one less Microsoft sale. Those 1% and 2% numbers add up after a while, especially considering the desktop's falling market share.

#11 chrisj1968

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:15

now we need their laptops with the same Linux OS

#12 adrynalyne

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:21

now we need their laptops with the same Linux OS


Not even remotely interested until they solve the Optimus/Enduro issues...

Right now, they are all shaky workarounds at best.

#13 OP Motoko.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:37

Not even remotely interested until they solve the Optimus/Enduro issues...

Right now, they are all shaky workarounds at best.

A student actually pointed out the same issue regardging optimus and this was Linus's response

http://youtu.be/iYWzMvlj2RQ?t=9s

#14 Gerowen

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:43

A student actually pointed out the same issue regardging optimus and this was Linus's response

http://youtu.be/iYWzMvlj2RQ?t=9s


You just made my night, lol.

#15 chrisj1968

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:53

You just made my night, lol.


Well this could play well into AMD's favor if Nvidia doesn't act alot better or play nice... everything comes back to bite you in it's time