System76 Rolls Out Ubuntu-powered Bonobo Extreme Gaming Laptop

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PCWolf

Considering that Most PC games are made for Windows, why would anybody want to get a Linux powered PC for gaming? That's as pointless as Gaming on a MAC. You can't even play World of Warcraft on Linux unless you use WINE.

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H1N1theI

WINE is fine... Mostly.

The only reason games are based on windows is because of DirectX, and also because Microsoft wanted to impose themselves on the market, being completely POSIX rejecting.

If windows was POSIX based, we would most likely see software become more universal, as all other OSes utilize a POSIX compliant kernel.

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TrollBot5000

well no shit you can't play win executable games without wine. just like you can't run a .deb or .rpm file from windows. Before I quit that awful sickness that is WOW it runs just fine under wine so a gaming laptop like this could easly do 25 mans on ultra.

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SAND_CREATURE

I don't know if this is any better, but I know someone who bought a system76 laptop relatively recently and they don't really like it. They said the build quality was subpar and the support was downright awful.

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TrollBot5000

Yeah so as far as their laptops go they do seem to be priced about right. . I found this on newegg for 100 dollars less even with a windows license. slightly weaker processor but more ram.

ASUS G75 Series G75VW-NS71 Intel Core i7 3610QM(2.30GHz) 17.3" 12GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M Notebook

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TrollBot5000

I guess system76 always has to put the latest release on their bleeding edge pcs but it would make more sense to put 12.04 since it's a LTS release and is supported for 5 years instead of 3 like 10.04 was. Then again MOST people that know of system76 know how to install an OS or know someone who does. System76 makes some great machines but theyre not really any cheaper than just buying something and reformatting to linux. To address the driver issues theyre getting better and better especially the drivers for the gtx 600 series. Hell even my old amd laptop doesn't have any tearing issues anymore since I installed the latest driver from amd's site instead of the shit driver thats baked into the kernel. When it comes to steam for linux yes it's great seeing this come to fruition but it's going to be a slow process to roll out the same amount of titles. as of right now Valve only has a small percentage of games ported to linux so it's not time to ditch that windows 7 dualboot just yet. Yes we all know what WINE is but it's a crapshoot. It's not like WINE can run every single pc game flawlessly. thats why winehq(dot) com has the rating system from Platinum to Garbage. Lightworks is in its alpha stage so a pro grade video editor is right around the corner. What I'm waiting for is something equivalent of pro tools for my music. Yeah so fundamentally under the hood linux is superior to windows but it's all about software and linux is still lacking in some respects on the professional level. so yeah just dual boot have the best of both worlds. :P

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superfly1031

You two above me are both wrong! Drivers are wonderful on ubuntu based systems (I prefer Mint over ubutnu) Gaming is a hair away from linux via Steam, and if thats not good enough you can use regular steam wonderfuly on wine with wine tricks. Dont ditch Ubuntu/Mint, They kick windows in the balls!

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Ubunterooster

As a certified computer-repair technician, one of the things I do for people who are click-happy is get them to use Linux. The vast majority of games can be set up to run in Linux and often with better results

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Hey.That_Dude

It's so pretty(components). But I think I'd rather take a GTX660M or GT650M instead and have it a half inch thinner. Plus they have that IPS option with the 90% color field option, which is kind of sexy.

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Granite

I guess it'll play Angry Birds on Linux just fine.

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TrollBot5000

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Andrew.Hodge

YES!!!

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