PlayOnLinux

http://www.playonlinux.com/en/manual.html

Ubuntu and the KDE desktop-Play On supports multiple WINE enviroments that can be tweaked to the game.

Hardware-step off the upward forced trending to faster/larger systems.
This extracts the true value of existing systems. A system could in concept exist 15 to 20 years instead of 2 or 3.

The game hurdle will be the last holdout from Win to Linux or other OS.

2) When Moore’s law is reached in embedables-this will create an untenable situation where well written code will become a rule

less of a stack:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:OS-structure.svg
(wikimedia)

microkernal based os:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Microkernel-based_operating_systems

“Mach is an operating system kernel developed at Carnegie Mellon University to support operating system research, primarily distributed and parallel computation. Although Mach is often mentioned as one of the earliest examples of a microkernel, not all versions of Mach are microkernels. Mach’s derivatives are the basis of the modern operating system kernels in Mac OS X (which is not a microkernel[1]) and GNU Hurd (which is a microkernel).”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mach_(kernel)

“GNU Hurd (usually referred to as the Hurd) is a computer operating system kernel designed as a replacement for Unix,[1] released as free software under the GNU General Public License. It has been under development since 1990 by the GNU Project of the Free Software Foundation.

GNU Hurd consists of a set of protocols and server processes (or daemons, in Unix terminology) that run on the GNU Mach microkernel; together they are intended to form the kernel of the GNU operating system.[1] The Hurd aims to surpass Unix operating systems in functionality, security, and stability, while remaining largely compatible with them. The GNU Project chose the microkernel server–client architecture for the operating system, due to perceived advantages over the traditional Unix monolithic kernel architecture.[2]”
“Development of the Hurd has proceeded slowly. Despite an optimistic announcement by Stallman in 2002 predicting a release of GNU/Hurd later that year,[10] the Hurd is still not considered suitable for production environments. Development in general has not met expectations, and there are still bugs and missing features.[11] This has resulted in a poorer product than many (including Stallman) had expected.[12] In 2010, after twenty years under development, Stallman said that he was “not very optimistic about the GNU Hurd. It makes some progress, but to be really superior it would require solving a lot of deep problems”, but added that “finishing it is not crucial” for the GNU system because a free kernel already existed in Linux, and completing Hurd would not address the main remaining problem for a free operating system: device support.[13]”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Hurd

See a pattern yet to lack of innovation?

“The Future of Windows
How can Microsoft keep Windows relevant? We asked journalists, technologists, and former Microsoft employees that simple question, and got an array of answers.”

By twenty-eight Windows watchers | Monday, March 8, 2010 at 4:03 am
The Technologizer
http://technologizer.com/2010/03/08/future-windows/

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