A useful resource: Goodbye, Microsoft®
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."
>> 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,
>> 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.
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)
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