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Linux Mint Devs Want to Know How Many Gamers Are Using the OS
« on: October 08, 2015, 07:05:40 am »
Linux Mint Devs Want to Know How Many Gamers Are Using the OS

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Re: Linux Mint Devs Want to Know How Many Gamers Are Using the OS
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 10:01:39 am »
I'm a gamer, but I'm not using Linux Mint.  I'm using Peppermint, which is completely separate.

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Re: Linux Mint Devs Want to Know How Many Gamers Are Using the OS
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2015, 11:21:39 am »
I'm a gamer, but I'm not using Linux Mint.  I'm using Peppermint, which is completely separate.

Yes, scifidude79, I was thinking of you with that one.  I thought you might still be using Windows for some games, and I'm into any Linux distribution that helps people migrate fully away from Windows.  I've heard that gamers often get stuck using Windows, even if only to run games.

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Re: Linux Mint Devs Want to Know How Many Gamers Are Using the OS
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2015, 12:43:58 pm »
I'd be interested to know exactly what Linux Mint think they can do to improve things for gamers besides maybe installing Steam/WINE OOTB (if they don't already)  :-\
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Re: Linux Mint Devs Want to Know How Many Gamers Are Using the OS
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2015, 07:20:01 pm »
I don't know a lot about gaming, but I've heard that gamers are now a great force to the development of the Linux kernel.  Gamers seem to get a thumbs up from nobody less than Linus Torvalds himself.  Who knows?  Maybe Linus is a gamer too! :)
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Re: Linux Mint Devs Want to Know How Many Gamers Are Using the OS
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2015, 07:30:09 pm »
But what's that to do with Mint, who AFAIK don't contribute to the Kernel ?
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Re: Linux Mint Devs Want to Know How Many Gamers Are Using the OS
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2015, 07:37:34 pm »
But what's that to do with Mint, who AFAIK don't contribute to the Kernel ?

Ahhhhhhh....not a whole heck of a lot! :-[

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Re: Linux Mint Devs Want to Know How Many Gamers Are Using the OS
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2015, 08:01:05 pm »
I'm just baffled what Mint are going to do with the info :-\ .. I guess we'll have to wait and see :)

Unless maybe they're planning a gaming MintBox....
(that'd be cool)
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Re: Linux Mint Devs Want to Know How Many Gamers Are Using the OS
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2015, 10:19:39 pm »
Sorry Linux Mint, I'm using Peppermint ;) :)

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Re: Linux Mint Devs Want to Know How Many Gamers Are Using the OS
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2015, 11:59:13 pm »
I thought you might still be using Windows for some games, and I'm into any Linux distribution that helps people migrate fully away from Windows.  I've heard that gamers often get stuck using Windows, even if only to run games.

Nope, I don't run Windows at all.  I got sick of dual booting and I got sick of BSODs in Windows.  I just don't play the games that don't run in Wine.

I'd be interested to know exactly what Linux Mint think they can do to improve things for gamers besides maybe installing Steam/WINE OOTB (if they don't already)  :-\

Nothing you can't get with any Ubuntu based and many not Ubuntu based distributions.  Steam runs just as well in Mint as it does in the -untus and in Peppermint.  Otherwise, some sites like GOG sell games that can be installed in any Linux distribution and there are a lot of games in the Ubuntu repositories.  But, Mint does nothing specifically that I've seen to enhance gaming in Linux.

And, as far as I know, neither Steam nor Wine/Playonlinux are installed by default in Mint, as they are in some gamer-centric Linux distributions.
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