Sunday, September 30th 2007

Novell Linux Thanks Microsoft for Growing Market Share

Over the past three fiscal quarters, Novell Linux increased its market share by 243%, and wants to thank Microsoft for this success. Linux and Microsoft fanboys everywhere, this is not what you think it is. Ever since Microsoft and Novell signed a collaborative deal in November, both companies have seen nothing but benefit from this relationship. Novell made over $100 million USD in revenue, and Microsoft has the support of Linux users seeking interoperability, the driving force behind such explosive growth.Source: ZDNet
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14 Comments on Novell Linux Thanks Microsoft for Growing Market Share

#1
panchoman
Sold my stars!
the last part really killed me lol. i thought novell was thanking ms for killing themselves with vista and having users use linux instead of vista lol.
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#2
Kursah
Now if Linux and Windows could be blended to create a streamlined, stable, performance based OS, leave the fancy GUI for the end-user that doesn't need the most performance extracted out of their systems, we'd be really living it up! Someday....maybe...
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#3
ChaoticBlankness
by: Kursah
Now if Linux and Windows could be blended to create a streamlined, stable, performance based OS, leave the fancy GUI for the end-user that doesn't need the most performance extracted out of their systems, we'd be really living it up! Someday....maybe...
We already have that, it's called Linux with WINE installed. :toast:
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#4
Kursah
by: ChaoticBlankness
We already have that, it's called Linux with WINE installed. :toast:
But is WINE really that good? I started looking into it, but got side tracked this summer. I was going to start messing with linux and see what WINE was capable of.

But I want all my games, my video performance, benches (not as important), software and such to work. I don't want to have to go out and get Linux versions, or ports. Which is my problem I know...
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#5
panchoman
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wine implements the windows api so that the windows files can execute natively on the linux os with no performance hits. the only thing linux is missing atm is dx9.
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#6
Kursah
by: panchoman
wine implements the windows api so that the windows files can execute natively on the linux os with no performance hits. the only thing linux is missing atm is dx9.
Well then there goes that idea, if I can't enjoy my DX9 games, which is a primary part of my PC, I would have a serious problem! :D

I'm sure they'll implement that and DX10 in the future, but I see no benefit for me until that is done, then maybe it'll be worth the jump. And, AMD did finally release drivers to support the HD2XXX series in linux right? Cause, I'm finding a way to get a 2900pro soon!
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#7
panchoman
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linux has opengl though, so if we get some opengl games...

linux will soon have dx or something similair and then we witness the fall of microsoft.
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#8
qwerty_lesh
doesnt cedega give linux the ability to run pc games?
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#10
zekrahminator
McLovin
Cedega is a Windows Emulator, but you have to pay for it.
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#11
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: zekrahminator
Cedega is a Windows Emulator, but you have to pay for it.
so it can emulate dx9? sadly its emulation, which comes with a performance hit.
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#12
Grimskull
Cedega will play any windows game straight out of the box, great software for running games. Gonna get Ubuntu with Beryl up and running soon! looks cool, check out the videos on youtube
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#14
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Its just amazing what the side effect of Vista and MS ways have produced. Im amazed and at the same time, proud to see Dell and others offering open source OS' to customers.
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