Lynn Bradshaw via plug on 21 Jan 2022 09:51:53 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] patch Ubuntu now, Wine

You ever play The Settlers 2 / Die Siedler II? You can tell that game
is from Germany because there are supposed to be Roman soldiers except
instead of wine they require an entire barrel of beer for each
recruit. Ancient Roman soldiers probably would have been grossed out
by "cervisia". (Maybe that changed by the days of the late Roman

Anyway, I love that classic game.

On Fri, Jan 21, 2022 at 10:23 AM Martin Cracauer via plug
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> Walt Mankowski via plug wrote on Fri, Jan 21, 2022 at 08:42:25AM -0500:
> > On Fri, Jan 21, 2022 at 12:28:31AM -0500, Lynn Bradshaw via plug wrote:
> > > I took a bunch of flak for saying this online elsewhere but I still
> > > insist that, barring some retro-computing, if you want to be a gamer
> > > on computers, you should use Windows. I'd extend that to .NET
> > > development and PowerShell as well. ("Core" versions of both elements
> > > exist but they're both really scuffed.)
> >
> > I'm surprised by that. I'm not a gamer, but I thought it was pretty
> > common for people who don't otherwise use Windows (i.e. Linux and Mac
> > people) to have Windows computers that they only use for games.
> Yeah, I have a dedicated Windows machine for games.
> Even if those games would run under Linux (natively or wine) and I
> trusted the game itself I couldn't allow them.  Too many concerns
> about DRM, third-party libraries used by the game, possible supply
> chain attacks (badly designed update mechanisms), update monsters like
> Steam, Gog launcher, Epic launcher and so on.
> Out of curiosity I try some of my favorite games in Wine every now and
> then.  I would describe Wine as impressively capable but still on
> average unsatisfactory.  The only game I regularly run on Linux is
> TacOps4.
> The Windows gaming machine has PXE Linux and FreeBSD installs so that
> I can use the speedy CPU for some software build things, or the GPU
> for molecular dynamics calculations in Amber.
> Martin
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