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FuckGenderPolitics 10 points ago +10 / -0

So how viable is Linux as an alternative if you game on your PC?

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Unknownsailor 13 points ago +13 / -0

Windows 10 is not end of life yet, so you have some time before you have to leave win64. Valve is leading the way in finally getting linux homogeneous enough to act as an actual desktop operating system for gaming, but it isn't quite there yet. Close, but some games still require tweaking, and games that use anti-cheat are hit or miss.

I'm never going to use 11, either, so I'm in the same boat you are.

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MilkkTheShocker 13 points ago +13 / -0

Windows 10 has the exact same intrusive telemetry as windows 11.

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Ralt 7 points ago +7 / -0

The only games I cannot play on Linux are Destiny 2 and Escape from Tarkov, and that's because of their implementation of BattlEye, other BattlEye games work fine. Not that I even want to play destiny anymore.

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trump4045 5 points ago +5 / -0

Battlefield 4 doesnt work because EA doesnt care about linux.

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GilaMonsterous 4 points ago +4 / -0

No big loss there.

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trump4045 1 point ago +1 / -0

I still play BF4, there isn't a suitable alt yet. WW3 isn't the same for me.

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trump4045 6 points ago +7 / -1

Its getting viable, the SteamDeck and ProtonDB is nearing critical mass of support.

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FutaCumDiet 1 point ago +1 / -0

Over half the games in the top 1000 are at least gold or better and less than 50 are considered "bonked" with pretty much every one of them either having EAC or BattleEye.

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hungryfreaksdaddy 5 points ago +5 / -0

Far more viable than it used to be. Steam's Proton tool makes it possible to play many Windows games with minimal tweaking. It's not perfect, but it's nice to be able to game without a million Windows processes running in the background, eating up your CPU.

The ProtonDB site is a useful tool to see how individual games run on Linux.

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Eltrion 3 points ago +3 / -0

It's been fine for me, but I mostly play slightly older titles.

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redman012 3 points ago +3 / -0

Why is this not the follow up video he did?

https://youtu.be/vvaWrmS3Vg4

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OmegaBird -6 points ago +1 / -7

This is a bunch of bitching about Windows 11 (which I will never use 11, 10 is as far as I go because I can disable most of MS bullshit). But instead of bitching why don't complaining jerks like this guy in tue video instead provide elegant, simple to understand and guided solutions to work around Microsoft's bullshit instead of just whining and not helping people overcome? Make it easy for mon and dad users to circumvent MS.

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MetallicBioMeat 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm ears, how do you run outlook and microsoft word on linux or other os?

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ailurus 6 points ago +7 / -1

Can't comment on Outlook (outside of "just check your e-mail on the e-mail provider's website). Well, Mozilla has Thunderbird which was - years back - functional enough but Mozilla has their own issues these days.

For Word, though, go with Libreoffice. Nearly as effective, cross-platform, free, and also getting away from the software-as-a-service model MS is trying to go to for with Office 365.

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MetallicBioMeat 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thanks, but the query was for getting office 365 running on other os, this is sadly due to my experience with people not wanting any inconvenience to change their normal routine (especially moms and dad users).

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Eltrion 1 point ago +1 / -0

Note that Thunderbird now operates out of MZLA rather than Mozilla Corp directly. While Mozilla does own MZLA, the arrangement gives Thunderbird a degree of insulation and freedom from Mozilla.

I use it occasionally. It's really just an email client with a calendar and newsgroup client. It's a little old school but it works fine. Far better than the ad infested clients most companies are putting out these days.

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trump4045 3 points ago +3 / -0

Getting around bootloader locks is not the same as using software to disable Cortana. Have you seen how hard it is to disable the forced updates?

Now consider how hard it will be to hack a locked bootloader. Have you tried to hack a Chromebook? I have. You have to open the computer and pull the battery. It's like hotwiring a car. There is no easy way for boomers and normies to circumvent it.

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HarryPearce -13 points ago +1 / -14

Internet spergs whining about "muh anti consumer" garbage is passé.

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trump4045 6 points ago +6 / -0

Ahhhh I'm consooooooming

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HarryPearce 0 points ago +1 / -1

Just don't consume, then "le anti consumer" doesn't matter to you, doesn't it

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FutaCumDiet 4 points ago +4 / -0

"Don't ask questions, just consume product and get excited for next product."