[ut3] Linux Client
albertodetena at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 09:06:14 EDT 2007
2007/10/26, Ryan C. Gordon <icculus at icculus.org>:
> > 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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I'm pretty sure there are just more Linux users than mac users.
And 3D drivers for linux in 2004 were just *crappy*, they still aren't
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