• 0xtero
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    238 months ago

    This is huge! Just slightly less than “Unknown”!

    • Xeelee
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      148 months ago

      Those are people who know how to evade data collection. We count those as ours.

      • @Sethayy@sh.itjust.works
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        38 months ago

        Comments on the website claim it might be windows users using edge’s protection. It also mirrors a dip in windows users historically

  • n8schicht
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    178 months ago

    The year of the Linux desktop™ finally arrived! 😅

  • @idle@158436977.xyz
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    78 months ago

    I would love to one day switch over completely to Linux. Microsoft has got me trapped with their games.

    • @teawrecks@sopuli.xyz
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      28 months ago

      I’m quite the gamer and run into very few issues gaming on linux these days. Proton is a game changer. The only real issues are if you’re trying to run the latest AAA game at peak performance, or games with certain anti-cheat. But I would say more than half of the anti-cheat games still just work for me.

      • @aka_oscar@beehaw.org
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        Or if a company decides for some cursed reason to use windows media codecs for their game’s cutscenes.

        One day ill get to play kingdom hearts on linux with all the cutscenes. That day is not today.

        • @teawrecks@sopuli.xyz
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          17 months ago

          Interesting, I guess there’s licensing issues for steam/proton to distribute the proprietary codecs? Seems like there should still be a way via unofficial means.

          Did a quick search, have you seen this?

          • @aka_oscar@beehaw.org
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            17 months ago

            I guess there’s licensing issues for steam/proton to distribute the proprietary codecs?

            Bingo. Theyve been making great strides on that front, but since KH isnt released on steam, Valve efforts have been only indirectly helpful to fix it.

            It has been baby steps for now: Cutscenes used to crash the game, then they played but without video nor audio, just black screen until the game resumes. Now we can hear its audio. At one point video will work. No idea when, but it will.

            Did a quick search, have you seen this?.

            I appreciate your help, though that tutorial is more geared towards teaching how to use Lutris in order to play the game. In that same guide you can see my issue:

            Also, (…) rename every EPIC folder into EPIC.bak. You’ll be able to avoid the unplayable cutscenes that way.

            The EPIC folder is where the FMVs are. Deleting the folder grants the same result: you can play the game without FMV cutscenes. It does the job, but i want the full experience.

            I could emulate some of the original games for ps2, but i prefer to wait until the pc ports work. Because they will at some point.

            • @teawrecks@sopuli.xyz
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              27 months ago

              Ahhh, whoops, missed that line. Well damn. At least there’s some hope, sounds like someone is at least able to emulate their codec to some degree. Yeah, probably just a matter of time.

    • @mrmanager@lemmy.today
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      18 months ago

      Most games work really good on Linux these days. Maybe not the latest AAA games but really, almost everything.

    • Cybersteel
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      18 months ago

      I don’t even engage with their gaming platform. It’s those darned foreign adult games that are windows only.

  • jsperfrst
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    tbh. the only thing holding me back from using linux on my daily driver, is anti cheat support. If faceit had a linux client, i would jump immediately

    • verysoft
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      Faceit oof, need full access to your pc, refuse to let you use features of your pc and you have to strangle them during a gdpr request to make them finally hand over data. Shame how they fell, but they have that market share advantage.

    • I think that’s a fundamental problem: A tool like faceit takes freedom from the user away. If it was open source (i.e. modifiable), it could lie in favour of its owner. Since Linux is open source, a good programmer could probably get Linux to lie to the tool to send the wrong data and therefore allow cheating. Controlling the user requires a system the user has no control over :-)

      • Cybersteel
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        Server browser would help mitigate the issue. Let you user police themselves. They build a community and police themselves from harmful actors if they want to have fun with their friends.

  • Bonk
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    48 months ago

    I’ve been playing around with Mint on a VM

    • @testmanOP
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      28 months ago

      lol
      but this does bring up a real concern:
      I highly doubt that “desktop PCs” will still be a thing in 7 decades.
      the desktop/laptop will most likely get replaced by something else
      and if modern PCs have some roadblocks for installing any OS you want (SecureBoot, and soon Microsoft Pluton), then imagine how much harder it will be on the next iteration of personal devices.
      Well, “will be”. Already is. On phones. Most phones require serious wizardry or make it basically impossible to install other OS on them.
      And as far as I see, phones will be the thing that takes place of PCs.

      so yes, I would not mind if the FOSS community abandons the whole Year Of The Linux Desktop™ meme right now and instead starts to focus on ensuring that the upcoming platform will allow us to have the freedom. Let Microsoft enjoy the dominance on PC. Maybe challenge them every now and then. But the primary focus of FOSS community should be the preemptive liberation of the platform that will follow PC.

      Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.