About a week ago I found myself staring at a blank computer monitor.
Just moments before, my shoddy monitor had shown my XP install crumbling before the onslaught of a virus. In disgust, I'd jammed my chubby thumb into my tower's power button. I held it in until the ancient fans finally shut down.
It was satisfying.
I've been using XP for nearly a decade now. I've tried Vista, and Windows 7, but I never saw the point of either. As long as games supported XP, I was perfectly content to putz along with my speedy and stable OS.
I decided I wouldn't try and do a system recovery. With my school work on Google Docs, and the few games I cared about on Steam, what was the point? To recover my bloated chrome favorites folder, or the hundreds of pending todo.txt files? pish
An hour later, and I was still rooting around my apartment. I'd over turned boxes, displaced my mattress, upset my closets. That damned XP disk, where was it?
Then I looked under an itchy sweater, and there sat an Ubuntu install disk. I'm flooded with relief, at least now I can get back online and compulsively check my RSS feeds. Install goes well, a massive update took a while, and reddit told me how to kill IPv6 ( I don't know what this is, but it's hateful). Things were groovy, until my trigger finger started to itch.
I can do everything on my new Linux box. Everything except game. Here's hoping I can get my fix with help from this site. It's not much, but I'm sure as hell not shelling out a few hundred bucks for a new operating system just to play over-priced "AAA" games.
Fellow Linux users, where else can I turn for supported games?