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post #11 of 17
Or you could just get an old Windows, like 98, or 2000, those will support the games you want... I don't know about their price now though...
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post #12 of 17
Look in this database to see if the game MAY work with Cedega.
I think his son would learn from one of the *buntus a bit. He's only 4 years old he said! So I don't think hes to worried about leaning the ins and outs of a Linux OS. Edbuntu looks pretty kid friendly. Its just like ubuntu but with kiddy games for learning and all that I guess.
If you look at my post about linux being put into school, post about 3 days ago, it looks like Ubuntu is the most popular.
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yeah, like i said, he's only 4, he's not a 1337 haxor or anything. i'm more concerned with the os being able to play his tonka, scooby doo and hotwheels games (so i can keep them off of my computer). and since i have almost all of his movies ripped to my hdd, i'd like to send them over to his hdd and make short cuts on the desk top so he can watch them in his room on his tv (which is what we'll be using as his monitor).
 
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post #14 of 17
As far as gaming on any *nix system , Cedega is where its at , It supports almost every game you could want , Bf2 , Cs:s, etc...(Link Below)
http://www.transgaming.com/index.php...isplay&ceid=29

The Req. Specs arent that high , indicating theres tons of old kids games that will run on it..
  • Linux Kernel 2.4 or higher
  • XFree 86 4.0 or higher (4.3 is recommended) or Xorg
  • glibc 2.2 or higher
  • Suficient hard disk space for the installation of games plus 60MB for Cedega
  • nVidia GeForce class video card (recommended)
Its only 15 bucks to get it , and you can also opt to get Technical support and they will walk you through the esetup as well as include any fixes for odd games !
Good Luck!
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Here's the link I forgot to post above.
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leet's see debian has a "debian jr." meta package or somethin so if YOU were willing to take the time... but your a newbe and need something simple yourself so *ubuntu
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i dl'd ubuntu tonight. i'll try that out this weekend.
 
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