The Micahville blog has an excellent article on why Linux should not be dismissed as a serious gaming platform. It lists 17 awesome games for Linux, many of which I have not even heard of. I'm going to give some of them a try later. I'd really like to hook up a joystick to my computer again to hit up FlightGear.
On July 17, I reported on the self-proclaimed "Windows Guy" giving Ubuntu Linux a try. Well, it's been two weeks and boy, does he have a lot to say. Fortunately for the Linux community, it's almost all good.
His experiences are summarized nicely:
"In the end I’ve been very impressed with Ubuntu. After two weeks of banging under the hood and using it as often as I can, it has shown itself to be stable, fast and customizable. Hardware support is solid and application support is good. It is a tweakers paradise. I can work at work and and home. If I had to I could use it as my day-to-day system and not have many regrets. I’m still not as comfortable with it as I am in Windows, but I’m getting there. I may not be a convert yet, but I am a fan."
Amazingly, very basic computers can now fit in a wall socket: it looks like a bunch of ports, and it is, but it also computes! Pretty amazing considering that even 30 years ago computers required a dedicated room. No word on price, but looks pretty cool.
First off: I should've been keeping this updated. I've just been incredibly busy over the last month or so and haven't really had the time. That being said, I found a story I had to comment on: Self-proclaimed Windows Guy tries Ubuntu Linux and likes it! It looks like Ubuntu is really making a splash on the desktop -- obviously I'm inclined to agree. Maybe I'll have to give Vista a try at some point when I have a capable machine to spare. I can write a similar review here.