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Confession of a Linux Gamer: I Still Need Windows to Play Games

Apr 07, 2014, 11:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Silviu Stahie)

A large portion of the Windows XP user base is composed of people who are using it to play games, mostly because they have older hardware. Windows 7 may look prettier than Windows XP, but it also comes with higher system requirements.

Now, if a user started thinking about Linux as a possible alternative, no matter the distribution he chooses, would he be attracted by the gaming on the Linux platform? Most likely not. It would be easier to speak from a general point of view, but I think that a more personal example is at hand. Besides my Linux distros at work and at home, I also use Windows 8.1 as an alternative.

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