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As I've always told users interested in switching from windows to linux. Don't try it if your only interest is in the 3D stuff (XGL, Compiz, Beryl). Do it if your interested in learning a *nix- like OS, or want an alternitive to windows.
I agree. And, you can most likely find programs that can give you stuff like that on windows.

Linux is a wholeee new thing. Get ready.
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I see, thanks for that information. But what good is an OS that cant be usd daily, thats like a bike thats missing a chain I may try it on my very old laptop to see if I like it, the custimization does sound neat
on a very old laptop, you might want to try xubuntu. it's optimized for slower/older hardware. i'd highly recommend learning linux on a secondary computer at least until you feel comfortable enough to use it on a daily basis.
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Look on the ubuntu forums, there are some WoW threads. From what I hear, WoW is one of the easiest (most commonly used would probably fit better) games for linux
on that note, i'm surprised that there's still no linux native binaries for WoW, considering how popular it's gotten.
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No you can't, you're right about that, you need to emulate it. That's why I said, if you plan to use linux for everyday use, don't. It's just fun to mess around with, but windows is still the os with all the support.
I've used linux daily as my main OS for the pat 2 years. So, yes it can be used for daily use.
Also Linux supports more hardware then any other OS.
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Heh. I just got an IM from someone in here. Sorry I didn't respond. I was watching that Reno 911 movie.
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To install ubuntu it needs NO command line. Its all GUI. That being said.. the command line IS actually easy once you learn it.

Posted from Ubuntu- WITHOUT the 3d Beryl stuff! (I have it on my laptop for fun but not even installed on my desktop.) and my desktop can OBVIOUSLY support it.. Its just pointless...

I didn't have to install ANY special drivers on this computer. (Except my closed graphics drivers- but an applet is already set up in ubuntu to do that for you if you want.)

Its just linux support of WINDOWS software is a bit spotty... I dont get why people find it to be that big of a deal...

If you want a reason to use linux software, check out Amarok! Its the ONLY music player (For a music library) I have actually liked. I wish I could use it on windows.... (For when I HAVE to use windows)
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