"There is a man. A very creative man. In fact, he's the man
responsible for the success of the PC as a gaming platform. He
showed the public what the system can do. He could also be accused
of being responsible for the death of the Commodore Amiga with his
first really big game. That game was Doom and that man's name is
"Recently, John Carmack has been speaking about the sales of
games released for Linux. He has said how poor the sales have been,
using as an example the sales of Quake 3: Arena, stating they have
barely been a blip on the radar."
"Obviously, he is entitled to his own opinion. The problem
arises if, or when, his stated opinion causes other software
companies to point at Quake 3 and say "Oh well, Linux games don't
sell." Let's put a few facts out on the table here, shall we, so we
can truly understand the reasons behind the poor Linux sales of
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