Originally Posted by rivel
ok thank you, ill try that as for solaris... if theres a good linux os for gaming that a linux noob can install, please send me some info. thanks
There is not really a specific linux operating system that can run games better then the other. There are some that use less resources which helps a lot but at the moment, linux is not a gaming operating system. But do not get your hopes up, I use linux 24/7 and I am a huge gamer. I play CS:S, DOD:S, Guild Wars, Nexuiz, Battle for Wesnoth, ect.
Personally, for a new user, I would recommend Ubuntu
7.04. It is very simple to install, most software you need is installed, and it also won't limit you very much and you can move on from it easily. I am using a derivative of it, Xubuntu, which uses a little less resources and the XFCE window system but I also have Gnome installed which I use more now-a-days