Re: A useful resource: Goodbye, Microsoft®

Blake Barnett shadoi at
Tue Jan 30 12:59:19 MST 2007

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."
>> 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.


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