Ubuntu-zw Digest, Vol 29, Issue 8

Raymond Swart raymonds at barriertech.co.zw
Fri Oct 23 07:19:40 BST 2009


I beleive another gaming platform simliar to wine is


      /Cedega/ <http://www.transgaming.com/>

Commercial re-implementation of the Windows API for Linux with a focus 
on gaming. Similar to (and a derivative of) WINE.
http://www.transgaming.com

Have heard some really good reviews about it, unfortunately it's not 
free but if you can justify paying for games this shouldn't be a problem.

Regards,

Raymond

Donald Hobbs wrote:
> Although wine has come a long way it still lacks in some areas.  Have 
> you tried crossover games by Codeweavers.  It is a commercially 
> supported version of wine. Check their site out
> http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxgames/  Also have a look at this 
> article. 
> http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/play-windows-games-on-linux-with-crossover-618100
>
> Regards
>
> *Donald Hobbs*
>
> *PhoenixTech*
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>
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>  
> "The height of stupidity is most clearly demonstrated by the 
> individual who ridicules something he knows nothing about." *Albert 
> Einstein*
>
>
>
> Keith wrote:
>> One thing that sucks about Linux is how hard it is to get decent 
>> games for it. Running games through wine doesn't always work too 
>> well. :( I play frozen throne single player alright, but try connect 
>> to bnet and thats the end of it. :( sauerbraten is a semi decent fps, 
>> but I'v yet to find a realistic fps like co4d or battlefield1942. 
>> Would be great if the developers of cod4 ported it to ubuntu :P
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 3:45 PM, <ubuntu-zw-request at lists.ubuntu.com 
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>>       1. Re: Windows Rules (Donald Hobbs)
>>       2. Re: Windows Rules (Simpson Moyo)
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>>     Message: 1
>>     Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 23:46:43 +0200
>>     From: Donald Hobbs <donald at phoenixtech.co.zw
>>     <mailto:donald at phoenixtech.co.zw>>
>>     Subject: Re: Windows Rules
>>     To: Simpson Moyo <simpsonmoyo at gmail.com
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>>     Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 00:45:03 +0200
>>     From: Simpson Moyo <simpsonmoyo at gmail.com
>>     <mailto:simpsonmoyo at gmail.com>>
>>     Subject: Re: Windows Rules
>>     To: Donald Hobbs <donald at phoenixtech.co.zw
>>     <mailto:donald at phoenixtech.co.zw>>
>>     Cc: ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com <mailto:ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com>
>>     Message-ID:
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>>      <63e15ce20910221545w1ccc271bk941486a234ee2f21 at mail.gmail.com
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>>     Hobbs,
>>
>>     I guess this debate is over... you have clearly demonstrated your
>>     ability to
>>     conduct an "open" and "mature" debate on the subject...
>>
>>     regards..
>>
>>     Simpson Moyo
>>
>>     On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 11:46 PM, Donald Hobbs
>>     <donald at phoenixtech.co.zw <mailto:donald at phoenixtech.co.zw>>wrote:
>>
>>     >  You guys are TOTALLY missing the point here.  If the Linux
>>     distro's
>>     > charged as much as Microsoft where do you think they would be
>>     today in the
>>     > market.  However they have stuck by their guns and continued to
>>     remain loyal
>>     > to the terms of open source.
>>     >
>>     > We could sit here going back and forth about which OS is
>>     better.  This
>>     > again is NOT what this forum is here for.  We DO know the giant
>>     that we are
>>     > up against which is why the community is growing in numbers, so
>>     that we can
>>     > give something back and have a say on the direction of Ubuntu.
>>     >
>>     > Maybe you should join the Microsoft forum then, since your
>>     feedback to them
>>     > seems to be creating such a good OS!
>>     >
>>     > *Donald Hobbs*
>>     >
>>     >
>>     >  *C**arp? Aptenodytes*
>>     >
>>     > "The height of stupidity is most clearly demonstrated by the
>>     individual who
>>     > ridicules something he knows nothing about." *Albert Einstein*
>>     >
>>     >
>>     > Simpson Moyo wrote:
>>     >
>>     > I agree with James,
>>     >  The cause is great and your hearts are in the right place...
>>     but in order
>>     > to defeat your enemy.. you have to know your enemy... You guys
>>     seem to be
>>     > underestimating windows....
>>     >
>>     >  Little word of advice.... DONT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>>     >
>>     >  I just got a new ASUS X61S with 16 inch monitor, 320Gig Hard
>>     drive , Core
>>     > 2 DUO, 4 Gig ram, 4570 ATI Radeon 512 Graphics card, and a free
>>     windows 7
>>     > upgrade option... I have been using windows 7 for almost 3
>>     months now... and
>>     > all i have to say is if you think its going to be easy to unsit
>>     windows...
>>     > you are mistaken...  Windows 7 is by far the best windows dist.
>>     ever....
>>     >
>>     >  I am pretty much anti windows/microsoft... but i give credit
>>     where credit
>>     > is due...
>>     >
>>     >  When David went against Goliath in the bible... He knew he was
>>     going
>>     > against a GIANT!!!! The only way you can conquer your giant is
>>     > by acknowledging its presence and dominance... Windows can be
>>     replaced.. but
>>     > it is going to take time...
>>     >
>>     >  Lets focus on making ubuntu better... coz as it stands... alot
>>     of people
>>     > would rather pay for windows 7 than download a free  copy of
>>     ubuntu... i
>>     > wonder why that is?
>>     >
>>     >  I assure you... windows is not ripping people off... people
>>     are willingly
>>     > paying microsoft for a product that you are offering for
>>     free.... look at it
>>     > from the end users perspective... not the UBUNTU LOCO TEAM
>>     PERSPECTIVE....
>>     >
>>     >  UBUNTU is great... no doubt... but at the
>>     moment................ NOT
>>     > greater than Windows 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! getting there....
>>     but not there
>>     > yet...
>>     >
>>     >  my $0.02
>>     >
>>     >  Simpson Moyo
>>     >
>>     > On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 10:37 PM, Fungai J Tichawangana [Exist
>>     Digital] <
>>     > fungait at harvest.co.zw <mailto:fungait at harvest.co.zw>> wrote:
>>     >
>>     >>  Er, guys, sorry to be the Devil's advocate but Windows still
>>     is the most
>>     >> commmonly used operating system. Microsoft still IS in the game.
>>     >> Viva Ubuntu! yes, but let's not delude ourselves, there is
>>     much work to be
>>     >> done to unseat windows.
>>     >>
>>     >>
>>     >>
>>     >>
>>     >>  ------------------------------
>>     >> *From:* ubuntu-zw-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
>>     <mailto:ubuntu-zw-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com> [mailto:
>>     >> ubuntu-zw-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
>>     <mailto:ubuntu-zw-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com>] *On Behalf Of
>>     *Batsirai Taedza
>>     >> Mahoso-Chikomba-Mhlanga
>>     >> *Sent:* 22 October 2009 16:53 PM
>>     >> *To:* Nyasha W Chasakara
>>     >> *Cc:* ubuntu-zw; Kalpesh Thaker
>>     >> *Subject:* Re: Windows 7
>>     >>
>>     >>  MICROSOFT was A MONOPOLY so they think they are still in the
>>     game.But
>>     >> watch out Linux is comin.
>>     >> Viva Ubuntu!
>>     >>
>>     >> On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 7:36 AM, Nyasha W Chasakara <
>>     >> nchasakara at datvest.co.zw <mailto:nchasakara at datvest.co.zw>> wrote:
>>     >>
>>     >>>  Thanks Kalpesh I totally I agree its ridiculous! One thing I
>>     have never
>>     >>> understood is why one should pay a different price for what
>>     is essentially
>>     >>> the same system without one or two functions. Its not like
>>     windows 7
>>     >>> ultimate edition costs more to produce anyway! Come on why
>>     sell a Windows 7
>>     >>> Premium (doesn?t secure data! who doesn?t want their data
>>     secure? I don?t
>>     >>> see anyone raising their hand) lol!
>>     >>>
>>     >>>
>>     >>>  ------------------------------
>>     >>>
>>     >>> *From:* ubuntu-zw-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
>>     <mailto:ubuntu-zw-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com> [mailto:
>>     >>> ubuntu-zw-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
>>     <mailto:ubuntu-zw-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com>] *On Behalf Of
>>     *Kalpesh Thaker
>>     >>> *Sent:* Thursday, October 22, 2009 4:26 PM
>>     >>> *To:* ubuntu-zw
>>     >>> *Subject:* Windows 7
>>     >>>
>>     >>>
>>     >>>
>>     >>>   Okay, so windows 7 was released today.....
>>     >>>
>>     >>> have a look at the price list on the website below...
>>     >>>
>>     >>> now before you get confused at how "cheap" this is...
>>     >>> you might want to have a look at the full version price (not
>>     the upgrade)
>>     >>> as well as office 2007.
>>     >>>
>>     >>> http://store.microsoft.com/Windows7Category
>>     >>>
>>     >>> also, keep in mind that these are internet prices... if you
>>     are buying
>>     >>> from a retailer, it would be much more expensive
>>     >>> i should think.
>>     >>>
>>     >>> ridiculous!!
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