[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 
very minute!).
- 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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