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Which, don't get me wrong, I appreciate. But it needs to grow faster *pouty face*

Oh, I agree. But we are just really getting into Steam on Linux these past few months. Give the publishers and devs that promised Linux games a solid year to get some good games out and it'll grow even more. We'll have to stick with Source games and Indies for the time being though, can't expect everything all at once ( another part of the problem really ).
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Haha lol
But what's the best way to install Linux on?smile.gif

Linux on...? Linux on what?

If you mean your computer, it's actually really easy. Linux installers (I know Ubuntu does this, and I'm really sure Mint does this) will automatically handle the dual-boot aspect, so you can use linux along side Windows. Either burn to a CD/DVD or put on a thumbdrive (Ubuntu has guides for this, don't know about mint), and then you're good to go. Pop in your computer, boot from that device in your BIOS, and follow the onscreen instructions.
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Linux on...? Linux on what?

If you mean your computer, it's actually really easy. Linux installers (I know Ubuntu does this, and I'm really sure Mint does this) will automatically handle the dual-boot aspect, so you can use linux along side Windows. Either burn to a CD/DVD or put on a thumbdrive (Ubuntu has guides for this, don't know about mint), and then you're good to go. Pop in your computer, boot from that device in your BIOS, and follow the onscreen instructions.

The problem is that I can't dual boot :/ I need to sell my W7 within my old PC:(
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The problem is that I can't dual boot :/ I need to sell my W7 within my old PC:(

Well during the insteall, then instead of picking the dual boot option, just pick the overwrite everything option.
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Well during the insteall, then instead of picking the dual boot option, just pick the overwrite everything option.

Yeah I did that:(

Will se If I can solve this:)


So I succeed to install fedora instead, But my mobo need a driver for connecting to the Internet how do I solve this ****?
Edited by Tartaros - 7/24/13 at 7:06am
post #36 of 37
Most all NICs are are auto-detected by linux pretty well. If your NIC isn't working/being detected I would do some searches on that chipset/model to find out the best way of enabling your NIC in Linux. The mobo manufacturer's driver download page is the best place to find the name if you're not sure.
 
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The only thing that I would say, which I haven't seen said is.... There are a few distros that create software distro-specific. I'm not talking about just package management, just some of the tweaks they do create issues to porting the software elsewhere. Now as far as Steam goes, stuff like that (3rd party), generally it runs on anything or somebody makes it so. Steam isn't designed on other distros but it isn't designed to be Ubuntu specific either. The binary blobs are out and everything needed to know in order to "port" it is out too. Which explains how it runs on other distros.

So generally, and in this case I do mean most of the time, things are universal. The cases in which it doesn't happen smoothly are far and few between. I've tried to get some of the Ubuntu software stuff working on Debian, was almost there but eventually ran into a bug where I would have to build/edit stuff specifically. I decided it wasn't worth it, might have been in the long run but I'm not on Debian now.... Other issues (wifi) were more concerning at the time, so that whole project got scrapped. Now that I've got a hardline, I really should stop playing CS:GO and do more work on Linux. But.... It's CS:GO.......
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