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What?
Boo hoo. Just as well I don't play it then, eh? And when I want to play bad company 2 which is once in a blue moon I just boot into Windows.
This
IMPOSSIBRU!
This
Quit being a troll.
Read above
Troll.
Oil rush as well. Great game!
There's more to life than gaming..
Nice!
Proof?

I was commenting on the choice of pictures, no need to get angry! It looks like an advertisement, and you have to admit that showing someone who doesn't know anything about it some multi-colored desktops they still would not know why they should choose to use it. If I'm a troll, I'm trolling myself hard every day with only one windows machine and four linux machines in my house. thumb.gif
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Seems the Windows boys aren't too good at reading what section they're in.
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Seems the Windows boys aren't too good at reading what section they're in.

Pretty much this. If I wanted to game 24/7 I'd only have Windows installed. Logic.
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I always wanted to use Linux, I always tried to give it a shot even now with the new version of Ubuntu I have it in a VM. Problem is I never could find a reason to want to use it instead of Windows instead I could always find a reason to not want to use Linux.

Firstly it was driver support with my mouse, it would go nuts after 5 minutes of booting in Linux. Now that's fixed.

Then there were games, I am a hardcore gamer and I would really like native support for more games.

But the top reason is that I really can't find me wanting to do something in Linux that I can't in Windows, I really can't I've tried many times but every single thing I would do in Linux I would also do in Windows.

Honestly I want a reason to use Linux, I would be delighted if I could hear from you people the main reasons for which you use it and tell me what I am missing.
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I always wanted to use Linux, I always tried to give it a shot even now with the new version of Ubuntu I have it in a VM. Problem is I never could find a reason to want to use it instead of Windows instead I could always find a reason to not want to use Linux.
Firstly it was driver support with my mouse, it would go nuts after 5 minutes of booting in Linux. Now that's fixed.
Then there were games, I am a hardcore gamer and I would really like native support for more games.
But the top reason is that I really can't find me wanting to do something in Linux that I can't in Windows, I really can't I've tried many times but every single thing I would do in Linux I would also do in Windows.
Honestly I want a reason to use Linux, I would be delighted if I could hear from you people the main reasons for which you use it and tell me what I am missing.

For me a big upshot is stability. I don't think this has ever had a program crash or not respond, while in Windows it would happen a lot of times (even sometimes explorer.exe!?)

Another is the better security that it offers for me, and I love the quick start up and shut down times.

The community is also a great upside to this. If you need to fix something, the chances are it's already documented at great length online. If not, there are thousands of Linux forums out there full of people willing and happy to help.

There are more reasons but that's all off the very top of my head :Thumb:
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For me a big upshot is stability. I don't think this has ever had a program crash or not respond, while in Windows it would happen a lot of times (even sometimes explorer.exe!?)
Another is the better security that it offers for me, and I love the quick start up and shut down times.
The community is also a great upside to this. If you need to fix something, the chances are it's already documented at great length online. If not, there are thousands of Linux forums out there full of people willing and happy to help.
There are more reasons but that's all off the very top of my head :Thumb:

Yeah I know I am enjoying Linux, since this is the first time I have really given it any time and effort. I find myself sometimes booting into windows thinking I will want to play a game, then I will load the game, quit and just go back to Linux. Not sure why, but its just fun to mess with something new every once in a while, and I was surprised at how easy it has been to use, especially since I always seem to hear about people having all kinds of trouble.
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I always wanted to use Linux, I always tried to give it a shot even now with the new version of Ubuntu I have it in a VM. Problem is I never could find a reason to want to use it instead of Windows instead I could always find a reason to not want to use Linux.
Firstly it was driver support with my mouse, it would go nuts after 5 minutes of booting in Linux. Now that's fixed.
Then there were games, I am a hardcore gamer and I would really like native support for more games.
But the top reason is that I really can't find me wanting to do something in Linux that I can't in Windows, I really can't I've tried many times but every single thing I would do in Linux I would also do in Windows.
Honestly I want a reason to use Linux, I would be delighted if I could hear from you people the main reasons for which you use it and tell me what I am missing.

The games might come in time but if you're a heavy gamer then you'll need to read up on using WINE or boot back into windows.

As for everything else...honestly, Windows is slower, uses more resources for no reason, is insecure by default, requires more work to keep it properly maintained, etc. Honestly, I think windows is ok...but I wouldn't pay more than 50 for it. It's what I grew up with so I sometimes by habit use it for things like ISO making, converting movies/music, my ipod and my class lectures (again needs iTunes mad.gif). And that's about it. Libreoffice pretty much negates MSOffice for me even though I liked MSOffice it's just again...more expensive than it should be.

But, it's really about whether you have something in Windows that you absolutely need and that isn't worth the effort to get working in Linux. That's a choice up to you. I will say that bluray and gaming are windows being easier than Linux but hell...after I finish converting blurays in windows I move straight over into Linux as Linux just gives better video quality (to me using XBMC in both).
     
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The games might come in time but if you're a heavy gamer then you'll need to read up on using WINE or boot back into windows.
As for everything else...honestly, Windows is slower, uses more resources for no reason, is insecure by default, requires more work to keep it properly maintained, etc. Honestly, I think windows is ok...but I wouldn't pay more than 50 for it. It's what I grew up with so I sometimes by habit use it for things like ISO making, converting movies/music, my ipod and my class lectures (again needs iTunes mad.gif). And that's about it. Libreoffice pretty much negates MSOffice for me even though I liked MSOffice it's just again...more expensive than it should be.
But, it's really about whether you have something in Windows that you absolutely need and that isn't worth the effort to get working in Linux. That's a choice up to you. I will say that bluray and gaming are windows being easier than Linux but hell...after I finish converting blurays in windows I move straight over into Linux as Linux just gives better video quality (to me using XBMC in both).

Absolutely love WINE. I'm really surprised that you can run DayZ through linux with relative ease, all you need is the raw3 wine patch. Bad Company 2 was working last I played it too! thumb.gif

Have you tried the letmewatchthis plugin for XBMC? Pair that with an android remote for it and hurray ad-less tv with pretty much any show you can think of biggrin.gif
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Bad Company 2 was working last I played it too! thumb.gif

Are you serious?! This is the sole reason that I have Windows
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The games might come in time but if you're a heavy gamer then you'll need to read up on using WINE or boot back into windows.
As for everything else...honestly, Windows is slower, uses more resources for no reason, is insecure by default, requires more work to keep it properly maintained, etc. Honestly, I think windows is ok...but I wouldn't pay more than 50 for it. It's what I grew up with so I sometimes by habit use it for things like ISO making, converting movies/music, my ipod and my class lectures (again needs iTunes mad.gif). And that's about it. Libreoffice pretty much negates MSOffice for me even though I liked MSOffice it's just again...more expensive than it should be.
But, it's really about whether you have something in Windows that you absolutely need and that isn't worth the effort to get working in Linux. That's a choice up to you. I will say that bluray and gaming are windows being easier than Linux but hell...after I finish converting blurays in windows I move straight over into Linux as Linux just gives better video quality (to me using XBMC in both).

Yes I know about WINE and about using VMs for games but I just want native support that's my main problem.

Also the video reason is actually one of the main reasons I am not going into Linux at all.

First of all I have used XBMC, it's really cool but it's player is so much worse than my setup that it hurts my eyes. I use MPC-HC with around 7 different filters that are all custom configured by me to make the audio and video quality the best it can get and trust me....it is absolutely stunning I have greatly improved the video quality and you don't even need amazing horsepower for it (I have a GTX 460).

I would not leave my video setup for no reason at all tongue.gif
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