jon at ecgnetwork.com
Mon Jan 10 11:46:13 EST 2005
I would have to disagree with the part about Win32 being a security risk, you just need to learn how to secure it properly. It can be just as secure as a Linux machine. Same thing with administration.
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From: Stefan Engbersen
To: bf1942 at icculus.org
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: [bf1942] Hello?
Not my theory, just stating my opinion. And what happened to BF42 in the
beginning is exactly my point, they know they made a mistake by not
developing a BF42 linuxserver from the beginning, in fact I think it
wasn't even dice who made the first unstable bf42 linuxservers and they
are making the same mistake again.
Till now there are no plans for a linuxserver for BF2, like Andreas
said, so god knows when we'll get one? Again when the game is already a
year old? (first well stable enough release).
Point is also servercompanies might suffer from this, many refuse to
place Win32 servers, simply because its a securityrisk and it takes more
work to administrate in general. So the scenario will happen again, that
BF2 servers will be extremely expensive (like bf42 in the beginning)
because there is not as much competition as with linuxservers on the market.
Also the goodminded linux administrators are taken the opportunity to
get themselves into the market when the game is released and the
Micro$oft minded people are given the advantage.
In my opinion, Dice gets totally no credits for BF2 if they handle their
strategy like this. Sorry :)
Sebastian Kleye wrote:
> In the beginning of bf42 there were no linux server either and most of
> us know the difficulties (and not only on the server-side) this game
> had to master but it stood strong in the community because of it's
> unique gameplay. For bf42 the linux server was announced from the
> beginning and it came soon after the release (ok the first versions
> were not that brilliant as it is now but it was a step in the right
> direction after all). So even if there is no linux server on the
> release date, there will be one soon after. There are enough people
> who host windows-based servers to bridge the short wait for the linux
> So please stop telling your armageddon-like chaos theories and wait
> for the bf2 release (which isn't even exactly determined). DICE Sweden
> forever! :)
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