A useful resource: Goodbye, Microsoft(r)

Grant Shipley gshipley at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 13:04:19 MST 2007

> > 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.

I think we will continue to see a decline of people playing games on a
pc versus the new crop of console systems.  Now that the consoles
support HD at 1080p I find that most of my friends are opting for a
360 or ps3.


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