Article at Neowin…
Could be interesting. My main hold outs for Windows have always been games and Photoshop. I don’t think I’d switch over night, or even expect the game emulation quality to be that good, but I think it might be worth a try. Plus it would make me sit down and finally learn something about Linux. Games, through WineX, I know have been possible for a while now, but I’m really interested in how Photoshop would fair. Could be cool.
I’ve played with both CrossOver Office and WineX before. CrossOver works pretty well, though I only tried running Quicken with it. The install was a little messed up, but the app ran okay.
Gaming with WineX is annoying. Games work about half the time, and if you play anything that uses 3D, expect to get about half the framerate you would have in Windows. I’ve tried pretty much all my games under it, most of them run, but only a few were actually playable.
What Linux really needs is native ports of games, but that doesn’t seem to be happening very quickly. UT and UT2k3 both have native ports, which run pretty well, but still not as fast as their Windows counterparts.
Yeah, I agree. And we won’t really see native ports until game companies and hardware vendors stop signing huge exclusive deals with one setup or another. NVidia and ATI “partnering” with people to bring us better quality games really only works for so long.