Official Support for Linux

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DigitalCow, Feb 24, 2015.

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  1. DigitalCow

    DigitalCow New Member

    I'm practically in love with linux and I really just want to use it everywhere. I love Razer, they make the best computer peripherals and I'm just obsessed with it (I'm actually scared on how much razer products I have). However I can't enjoy the great customizability of my keyboard and mouse macros on Razer Synapse. The process of editing the motion speed of my mouse and what my macros are is a long process. Being a person who uses these macros every time I get the chance for different games, the lack of having auto changing profiles gets annoying. (And I'm even hoping on getting a Razerblade 2015 so I can install Linux as my main daily driver).

    I love to get Razers support on #linux.
     
  2. ianmartorell

    ianmartorell New Member

    +1. I have a Razer mouse, keyboard and usb headset, and I would love to be able to configure them on Linux.
     
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  3. Malevolence23

    Malevolence23 Active Member

    While I agree with the sentiment and would love to see Razer support linux more, I don't see it as being very feasible. Razers purpose is to support gaming and until we see an industry shift to provide more games on linux Razer has no real reason to add support into that area. They have already dipped their toe into those waters though with the Razer Forge TV, since that is an Android TV which is linux based.
     
  4. ianmartorell

    ianmartorell New Member

    Yeah I don't see it coming soon either; just looking at when this thread was created and the posts there have been since then, it's clear that Linux gamers are a minority. Nevertheless, it would be great :)
     
  5. HyperGamers

    HyperGamers Active Member

    There is not really a big market for linux users. As most games are on Windows, more people use Windows and more developers develop for Windows.

    Sorry for saying Windows loads of times.
     
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  6. mywc123

    mywc123 Member

    Linux gaming might take of soon with steamOS and steambox in the works!
     
  7. HyperGamers

    HyperGamers Active Member

    S
    SteamOS still has a small library - it costs the developers a lot of money to develop for other platforms.
     
  8. BlackFang171

    BlackFang171 New Member

    Steam OS is supported by 30% of Steam games now
     
  9. HyperGamers

    HyperGamers Active Member

    It is still a small library, and it doesn't have many of the Triple A titles.
     
  10. BlackFang171

    BlackFang171 New Member

    This is true, but it does have stuff like Civ V and Beyond Earth
     
  11. HyperGamers

    HyperGamers Active Member

    It may still not be enough for them to spend time and money to develop it for Linux. The bigger steam/linux gets, the more likely it'll be that there is support for Linux.
     
  12. Quentix

    Quentix Member

    +42, linux support would make me buy a Razer keyboard
     
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  13. Malevolence23

    Malevolence23 Active Member

    As long as developers are producing on DirectX Linux will never gain a decent market share of games. No one is developing on OpenGL.
     
  14. Quentix

    Quentix Member

    The goal is not to play video games on Linux, games = windows. But for those who play on Windows and work on Linux (me), Linux drivers makes sense. If you use a gaming keyboard, you use the same keyboard to type
     
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  15. ianmartorell

    ianmartorell New Member

    This is my case exactly. I've actually managed to configure my Deathadder and the macro keys on my Blackwidow Ultimate through other software on Arch Linux, but it's certainly far from ideal.
     
  16. Malevolence23

    Malevolence23 Active Member

    Well in that case you can easily side load Ubuntu 14 LTS onto a Blade. I've done it and it runs smoothly. Really no need for official support.
     
  17. HyperGamers

    HyperGamers Active Member

    Some people don't have Windows at all (it can be expensive for some or they don't feel they should have to pay for an OS) so that isn't an option.
     
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  18. Quentix

    Quentix Member

    I was thinking of Razer Synapse on linux, not linux on a Blade
     
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  19. BillyHu

    BillyHu Member

    Yup Yup! I'd really appreciate it if they would support Linux
     
  20. Alfihar

    Alfihar Member

    Linux support would be nice as I spend quite a lot of my time on Linux.
    Though I don't see this happening any time soon.
     
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