Linux Gaming

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I apologize for being out for so long. The physical world wasn't kind to me and there was a bunch of deadlines to meet! The tiredness is still there, but this piece of news definitely made my day. Fluffies, wait 'till you hear about this. Linux lovers, and Wine haters unite. It's about time we open the doors to serious gaming for Ubuntu!

First, Steam for Linux has started. It's been there for quite some time now, and I paid little to no attention at all. It features some mid-range games and I never got the picture. What I didn't know was the whole blue ocean of untapped strategy Steam and Linux has opened for us. This well-loved piece of open-source material with a hint of entertainment found in Windows? Dude, sign me up. I want to see how it feels! Then...Dell features a new Alienware X51 Ubuntu Gaming Desktop... This has got the works:

The Ubuntu-powered variant of the diminutive Alienware X51 desktop starts at $599, which is $100 less than the most basic Windows-based model. For this price you will get a 3.3GHz, dual-core Intel Core i3-3220 CPU, 6GB DDR3 RAM, 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645 GPU, DVD burner, 802.11gn WLAN and a 1TB SATA hard drive. The top variant, which starts at $1,049, comes with a quad-core Intel Core i7-3770 CPU, 8GB memory, and a 1.5GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 GPU. -Maximum PC

$599 a bit too steep for you? Don't worry, I'm sure most of the games work fine. However, I'd like to keep my eye on this model. I'm itching to buy one of this and give Steam for Linux a spin! I'll admit, I'm setting my expectations on the middle for this one. This isn't something that I normally have standards to considering, I spent my gaming life with Windows. Linux has still a long way to go, but kudos to Steam for starting it!

What about you gamer Fluffs? What are your thoughts on the Linux step to the gaming industry? What are your thoughts on the Dell Alienware for Ubuntu?

Keep your heads stuffed!

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