PCNetSpec wrote:Another one is "use a games console for games, and Linux for serious computing".
Why should there be arbitrary limits? I prefer 'Use Linux for what ails you'.
I've been gaming on a computer since I was a youngling. From my Commodore 64, to my Amiga 1200, and then PC's after that. I would love to be able to do it in my favourite free OS, and any opportunity to do so is, for me, welcomed. Most of my friends have dabbled in Linux after my evangelising, but most don’t stick because they can’t play the games they want to, and over 90% of those are games available over Steam.
Getting modern games on Linux would be huge for its uptake I think, and while I don’t think that numbers is the be all and end all, selfishly getting more people using Linux will drive more Linux inclusion in the computing world. Linux being great for web surfing and enterprise servers is cool, but it means nothing to someone who wants to play Battlefield 3 as well as surf YouTube.