/What to Buy"> Were of two minds about Cedega. As a product designed to bring the wide world of Windows gaming to Linux, it still has quite a ways to go. That said, for the Linux-only crowd, its an inexpensive, always-improving technology that brings at least some Windows gaming goodness to Penguinville. Note that our experiences were limited. Several of the games that installed, but wouldnt run, could probably be made to run with some effort and trips to the Cedega forum. We continually felt like we were "almost there" with a number of games. But the process is clearly not as easy as popping a CD into your drive, running the autoplay installer, and playing the game.
TransGamings service is geared toward a special niche dedicated Linux users that want to run certain games on their preferred operating system. Anybody expecting the TransGaming service to be a panacea for Linux gamers is going to be disappointed. The bottom line is that not all Windows games will work with it. Or they might work, but not particularly well. Even so, we still like the service. It fulfills a need for Linux games and offers at least the possibility of a broader range of games on Linux than whats available natively for that operating system. Just dont expect the latest & greatest to be at your fingertips. For that, youll still need a copy of Windows.
|Pros:||Lets Linux users run some Windows games on their Linux systems; Point2Play is easy to install and use|
|Cons:||Not all games will run and some run with glitches; the whole affair needs better documentation to get lesser Linux jockeys up and running|
|Summary:||The service is helpful to dedicated Linux users who dont run Windows and want to run the occasional Windows-based game. Die-hard gamers who need the latest and greatest gaming fix should stick with Windows.|
|Price:||$5/month (with a minimum three-month subscription).|