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Simple as it reads, can you play Bf3 on ubuntu normally? I am planning on dual booting windows with ubuntu and prob one of main reason I wont go ahead with it is if i cant play BF3 on it. Can this be done? And also how about firefox/steam on ubuntu?

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Try using the program Wine. I was able to run WoW on that a year ago, but I can't vouch for stability.
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Edit: I believe for me to do so, I had to install the game in windows first then mount my windows partition.
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You won't get BF3 to play, at least not decently.

Steam will run on Wine.

Firefox of course is on Linux, it is open source afterall wink.gif
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Short answer for BF3: no.

WINE won't really help you:
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=13626

I'm currently using a Linux distro as my main OS and just switch to Windows when I want to play games.
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Simple as it reads, can you play Bf3 on ubuntu normally? I am planning on dual booting windows with ubuntu and prob one of main reason I wont go ahead with it is if i cant play BF3 on it. Can this be done? And also how about firefox/steam on ubuntu?
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Firefox is the default browser on Ubtuntu, there isn't Steam for it though. This is the only problem with it tongue.gif If devs started porting games to Ubuntu and there was Steam for it then I would get rid of Windows completely.
    
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Simple as it reads, can you play Bf3 on ubuntu normally?

Define "normally". Will it run? Possibly... with a bit of effort. Will it run well? Possibly... by 2018.
    
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Why would you want to do such a thing?
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Because Ubuntu is free and Windows isn't
    
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Something tells me the vast majority of people on here are running "free" copies of Windows.
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