A useful resource: Goodbye, Microsoft®

Brandon Stout bms at mscis.org
Fri Feb 2 01:34:28 MST 2007


Blake Barnett wrote:
>
> On Jan 28, 2007, at 12:56 AM, Brandon Stout wrote:
>
>> Charles Curley wrote:
>>> "A resource for those who wish to get Microsoft out of their
>>> lives... and off their computers."
>>>
>>> http://www.goodbyemicrosoft.net/news.php
>>>
>>> Enjoy.
>>
>> I'm not actually anti-Microsoft...
>>
>> /me ducks...
>>
>> However, I am very pro open source...
>>
>> /me cautiously looks around for flying debris, and seeing none,
>> proceeds...
>>
>> As such, I hope to move completely away from Microsoft.  Unfortunately,
>> I doubt it can ever happen.  No virtual machine can run _all_ retail
>> games written for Windows.  As long as vendors write games only for
>> Windows, Microsft will have a permanent hold on the home user market.
>> Note: I'm not saying _all_ home users, I'm just saying the market in
>> general.  One can get open source alternatives to nearly everything
>> now.  Any willing person can replace MS Office with OpenOffice (or
>> another Open Source suite) IE with Firefox, Windows with Linux, etc.  In
>> fact, one can collect many open source games.  However, games are more
>> unique.  If you want to play Morrowind, Oblivion, or any of the retail
>> games released only for Windows, your stuck with Windows.
>
> Not strictly true.  It's not as convenient, or simple, but you can
> play _most_ recent games, with some caveats and limitations via Cedega.
>
> http://transgaming.org/gamesdb/
>
> -Blake 
Cool resource Blake.  Unfortunately it doesn't seem to support the 2
games I listed:

 1. Morrowind (Elder Scrolls III)
 2. Oblivion (Elder Scrolls IV)

Brandon Stout
http://mscis.org



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