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I realize that extreme PC enthusiasts are generally gamers and therefore Windows users. As a Linux gamer I usually need to contend with the overhead of an abstraction layer to play games designed for Windows, although it's getting better (thank you Valve!). Just wondering if I'm alone in this world.
post #2 of 7
Have not really played around with getting such games to work in linux, (dualbooting!) but Steam and Valve have really helped the linux community game. I expect to see more linux gaming in the near future!

I'd suggest though that you would get a lot more of a response if you said this here in the *nix part of the forum! thumb.gif
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For better or worse, I still have my ties to MS, so I haven't spent much time with Linux. My days as an MS Partner seem so long, long ago though... I haven't even installed my copy of VS 2013 Ultimate yet rolleyes.gif
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Linux has never been all that attractive to me. Years ago I was really big into Macs (even worked at an Apple store in sales and tech support and repair), and even as I transitioned into PC modding, I just wasnt struck by Linux. Too much fiddling with too little support from software vendors (Gimp is not a suitable replacement for Adobe, games, etc). However, I'm thinking of doing a home server build and my first choice will be Linux, add there's no better OS for a server. Will probably house it in my S8.
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Hey fellow linuxero, Arch Linux user here. Windows sucks big time wink.gif Not much of a gamer, mainly because most games don't interest me nowadays resp. they just suck, but for the few games I play/try, I'm using dual boot (X Reunion, Star Citizen). For office stuff I like to use virtualbox or google docs, though Kingsoft Office is getting there slowly. It sucks that most of the major overlocking/benchmarking/hardware tools are so windows centric.
    
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Hey there. Was thinking of putting Arch on my new CaseLabs build (S8) when complete. Currently running Slackware. The only games I've played lately are Portal II and GTA SA but I do get sucked in when I get addicted to new game so I need to be careful with that. I guess that's why I'm building an overclocked liquid cooled rig rolleyes.gif For me
Libre Office is all I need. Same goes for Gimp, may not be as pretty as Adobe PS but its got enough advanced features for my needs.

Anyway Huzzah! thumb.gif
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Just bought an M10 to configure for development work. High end i7 with 32GB ram and 30TB disk space some of it configured in x2 RAID 0 arrays. Not everyone that buys these cases is water cooling, overclocking, etc. I'm running OpenSUSE Linux as the host OS and VMWare Workstation to run various other OS's virtually. I've been using Unix/Linux for many years. If you are gaming and/or need to run MS Office, you probably need Windows. If you are doing software development, you can't beat Linux. Many of the builds I do take several hours to complete and peg all cores/threads at 100%.

There are no driver issues anymore, all the semiconductor manufacturers provide Linux as a matter of course, Intel being on of the best. If you check out the KDE desktop you will find it vary familiar if you use Windows.
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