It only runs under Windows.
I'm a Linux guy , so I understand that we're not the target market for game companies (excluding Valve. I love you guys). I'm not being a snobby elitist by disparaging Windows for it's closed source mantra . There's only one problem: Windows doesn't play well with other operating systems.
I grabbed Win7 through Dreamspark and spent the next two days installing, repairing, reinstalling and watching a wide variety of progress bars cross my screen. After all of this, I only managed to "dual boot" by unplugging the hard drive I didn't want to boot to. Yikes.
Obviously, Microsoft won't listen to the complaints of a college-aged blogger. You, my awesome reader, do. If you want to beat Microsoft, ensure your product is:
- Flexible. One of the reasons the open source movement is gaining so much ground is that we accommodate a large variety of people. Microsoft could do themselves a favor and make it easy to install their OS
- An Efficient user of time. Win 7 decided that the perfect time to install all 112 updates was right before I packed up my computer. We ended up leaving 30min later thanks to this. All it would have taken was a "cancel" button after the fact.
On the other hand, Planetside 2 is awesome. They released early and it shows. There are quite a few bugs and balance issues. On the other hand, here's a quote from CEO John Smedley:
Players are paying the bills, so as far as I’m concerned that puts them in the driver’s seat.He's backing up his claim, spending "a decent amount of time on Twitter" interacting with fans and looking to improve his game. The dev team has put an incredible amount of thought into making PS2 a game full of variety and teamwork. They're brilliant people slowly but surely assembling an incredible game.
If you forget everything else from this post, remember this: Personal interaction with your customers trumps everything else.
 Currently running Mint 13 with Cinnamon.
 If you're looking for snobby elitism, try Ask Ubuntu.