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NewsForge: Linux gaming parity: Don't hold your breath

Dec 19, 2000, 05:57 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Gross)

"Are you waiting for your favorite desktop game to come to Linux? Although there's a handful of big-name games available, people who are both gaming enthusiasts and Linux fans say parity in the gaming desktop is still years away."

"'The question here is a chicken and egg one,' says Volker Wiegand, president of SuSE Linux's U.S. operations. 'Do the games make Linux mainstream on the desktop, or do the games come when Linux is mainstream?'"

"Wiegand and others say it's hard to predict when and if Linux will catch up to Windows on the gaming desktop. 'It's probably far in the future, farther than I'd want to predict,' says Jeb Bolding, a senior analyst with Enterprise Management Associates in Colorado and a Linux user for five years."

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