Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Ubuntu 7.10 & Eve-Online

Well after the diatribe of my earlier blog, I have had to eat humble pie as well as the cd case.  So it was that XP has been re-installed on my machine as the main OS, as the one and only game, that I play online - EVE-Online - refused to play under the Wine or Virtualbox emulation programs, but that was down to having a slow processor.

So I reinstalled XP, and within the first six hours it fell over nine times - whereas Ubuntu in its first three days of existance on my machine only fell over once, and log back into the game.  Only to discover that they are porting the game to Mac's and the Linux system, in two days time.  As I start jumping for joy, notice the the specifications and let out a howl of frustration...

Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Ubuntu 7+, Suse 10+, Linspire 6
CPU: CPU speed equal to or greater than 1.8 GHz Centrino
RAM: 1024 MB
HD space: 6 GB
Video: NVidia 6600, ATI is not supported

... of course I have an ATI graphics card.  Amazing how they can't produce a driver for one of the top two companies out there.  So untill that particular hornets nest's sorted out.  I'll do the least amount of installing onto XP, keep my data separate and backed up.  Then when they do ATI drivers, i'll be back to Ubuntu like a shot.

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