[ut3] Linux Client
Ryan C. Gordon
icculus at icculus.org
Fri Oct 26 09:00:46 EDT 2007
> What on earth makes you think there are FAR more Linux gamers than
> there are Mac gamers?
There were, at least for UT2004.
I would speculate that this was due to several factors:
- a free OS that runs on commodity hardware all over the planet, instead
of requiring premium-cost hardware and maybe a 125 dollar OS update.
- readily available copies of the game at clearance prices (buy the
Windows/Linux disc wherever games are sold...but it's still 39.99 USD at
Apple Retail stores and the rare places that sell Mac games right this
- A lack of high-end video cards for the Mac (and a good portion of the
available systems being unable to upgrade video hardware anyway) when
the game was still new and hot.
Taking that into account, it's not surprising that there were twice as
many people playing on Linux.
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