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You'll Pry Vista from My Cold Dead Hands

Feb 03, 2009, 21:32 (6 Talkback[s])
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""Well, I'm not much of a gamer3 but I think there are more games for Linux now then there used to be," I said. And, speaking well above my pay grade, "I may have even seen Steam running under Wine or CrossOver."

""Yeah, well, you'll pry Vista from my cold dead hands," he said and turned back to the task at hand; adjusting the CPU voltage so his PC would boot.

"Vista? The much-maligned Vista? The "Microsoft is going to have to open source Windows if it wants to survive" Vista?

"Clearly this group hadn't received the memo, since an informal poll of the LAN party showed that 80% of the assembled gamers were running Vista. Those still running XP were going to wait for Windows 7 before upgrading. This kicked off a whole parallel discussion about how great Windows 7 was going to be and those running Vista planned to upgrade to 7 as soon as it was out."

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