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See, I almost do this too... But I figure by sticking to the limited gaming on Linux right now helps me focus on everything else I should be doing.  If I dual booted windows I would play so many games I might not get anything accomplished.  No bueno!  Plus since there are not too many games on linux, it forces me to play through a game completely.  I guess I am just a glass half full kind of person haha /rant

thats exactly what I did. When I thought about it I only play the games the most that are on Linux anyways which is TF2, CS, KF, L4D2, Minecraft, DOTA and assorted indie games

In fact the only two games i own which i miss from windows is Blacklight retribution and CS:GO but CS:GO is apparently not too far away.

Sure you might not get the mainstream big released like COD / BF4 but they aren't properly community orientated or moddable either so..

wine isnt bad at all i was playing the fallout games pretty well on it but I wouldn't call it a full time solution just a get you by kind of thing. Apps from windows such as MP3tag work perfectly though thats literally the only software that i found does anything better on windows.
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post #172 of 1044
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See, I almost do this too... But I figure by sticking to the limited gaming on Linux right now helps me focus on everything else I should be doing.  If I dual booted windows I would play so many games I might not get anything accomplished.  No bueno!  Plus since there are not too many games on linux, it forces me to play through a game completely.  I guess I am just a glass half full kind of person haha /rant

In fairness, I only boot into Windows a couple of times a month, when I fancy playing a Windows game (I don't mess around with WINE at all anymore). For me, it's about choice - I fancy playing a game, and I'll play it. If I don't know what I want to play, I'll boot into Linux and just stare at Steam for a few seconds. Linux has all bases covered for me - casual, FPS, RTS, etc...and it can only get better with time biggrin.gif
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Wow, this humble bundle is GREAT!  Pretty stoked about the games they included...

https://www.humblebundle.com/ <--Humble Indie Bundle 9

Pretty much now I get all my games now are from Humble Indie Bundles. thumb.gif
They always a have an interesting selection.
post #174 of 1044
there's actually a ton of stuff now on steam / desura . If only GOG would support linux too
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Pretty much now I get all my games now are from Humble Indie Bundles. thumb.gif
They always a have an interesting selection.

Indeed... I now have a few games to keep me busy until the next Humble Bundle, I just hope they keep putting out games compatible with more than just windows...

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there's actually a ton of stuff now on steam / desura . If only GOG would support linux too

Its only a matter of time I hope... :thumb: 

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Hey what are your guys' thoughts on Manjaro linux?

post #177 of 1044
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Hey what are your guys' thoughts on Manjaro linux?

Good, but still beta. Also, it won't scratch Arch users itch. But if you don't want to use any Ubuntu derivatives it's a very good choice.
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Good, but still beta. Also, it won't scratch Arch users itch. But if you don't want to use any Ubuntu derivatives it's a very good choice.

 

I mean I keep distro hopping because I am trying to get a feel for the most "stable" desktop experience I guess... Maybe that is the wrong thing to be looking for?  What advice would you have if someone asked you for the most "stable" linux experience?  

post #179 of 1044
I think when it comes to Linux, stability and functionality don't often go hand in hand. For example Mint is very stable but some desktop environments can cause issues. It also seems that there is a limit to what will work with it too.

The Mint repositories are not nearly as full as the Ubuntu ones and some Ubuntu programs just don't work with Mint and the KDE desktop.

That's my experience anyway.
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I have settled on Mint 15 Cinnamon with Edgers PPA for fglrx and latest mesa. It is stable when doing any task and looks great.. but if you start modding the desktop a lot then yea you will need to restart cinnamon (option on tray bar no biggy really) as it is a 'tad' buggy but really nothing major were talking perhaps two to three repeatable bugs.

is it as stable as windows 7's desktop then? NO. But is it better looking, more naturally customizable and fun ? YES

Having said that if you start to mess with Windows look and add in after market window decorations and effects to feel like cinnamon/Gnome3/KDE it can also be unstable.
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