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So its partially because I'm bored and it's partially because I dislike windows. I'm looking for a distro of linux that can replace xp. I do alot of gaming at 1920x1200 and past that just general usage so I'm looking for something with good compatibility. I'm pretty new to linux (done a few boots from cd but thats it) and my hardware is below. What distro would you suggest?
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Can Linux game? I'm not sure, I don't know much about Linux, only used DSL. Try Fedora, or Ubuntu, I'm not sure if they can game...
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I'm not a real Linux guru, but aren't the only ports to most Windows-based games through Wine or Cedega(sp?)? And I don't think some games work like that, and some have a very hard time with them. If you like to game alot, I would stay with Windows for the time being.
    
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monopolies blow...
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monopolies blow...
Yes, certainly the Microsoft Windows one Linux is making its way up the ladder though.
    
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what dual-boots well with xp pro?
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You can use certain games in Linux with Cedega, it can translate DirectX to OpenGL (or whatever it does with the graphics engines) much better than Wine, but Wine is much more practical to use and it has better API support. So if you wanted to play BF2, which has no real abstract functions to access whatever hardware and say defrag your mem, you'd use Cedega. But for funky utilities that aren't "self-contained" like they need to mess with the OS and the things around it, either it will run in Wine or not at all.
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css is the game I play the most, as long as that worked, I'd be happy
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What kind of RAID do you have set-up, and how is it setup (pci card, mobo?)

Oh, and CSS should work flawlessly with Cedega
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Lol, well I did what I could until the Linux gurus game good luck!
    
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