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Games:

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl
Call of Duty 4
Neverwinter Nights Platinum Edition
The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion
Counter-Strike Source
Team Fortress 2
Test Drive Unlimited
World of Warcraft
Crysis
Flight Simulator X Acceleration

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Adobe Reader
µTorrent
AC3Filter
CCleaner
PowerDVD
Daemon Tools Lite
dBpoweramp Music Converter
DeepBurner Pro
Divx
foobar2000
Google Earth
Microsoft Office 2007
Nokia PC Suite
Quicktime Player
Real Player
VLC Media Player
Winrar
Xfire
MSN Messenger

As for defragging and anti-virus in Ubuntu, what should I use? Also there might be programs there that have better alternatives made for Linux, so if so, please tell me what are they. Also for the games that run, if possible tell me at what settings I'll be able to run them at. To finish, I don't care if I need to use a paid or free program, as long as something makes the game/program work.
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Not sure about the programs, but you don't need any anti-virus for Ubuntu. Linux has ~60 known viruses, and too get those you have to click on porn pop-ups
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Originally Posted by Hellraizer51 View Post
Games:

1. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl
2. Call of Duty 4
3. Neverwinter Nights Platinum Edition
4. The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion
5. Counter-Strike Source
6. Team Fortress 2
7. Test Drive Unlimited
8. World of Warcraft
9. Crysis
10. Flight Simulator X Acceleration
Please make numbered lists for these kinds of things... You shun people away from answering when it's not easy.

1. Probably not
2. It's possible with wine, but I've heard of MOSTLY unsuccess stories
3. idk
4. I heard it's possible, but it sucks
5. With wine, yes
6. idk
7. idk
8. With wine, I believe so
9. No
10. Probably not

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µTorrent
AC3Filter
CCleaner
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Daemon Tools Lite
dBpoweramp Music Converter
DeepBurner Pro
Divx
foobar2000
Google Earth
Microsoft Office 2007
Nokia PC Suite
Quicktime Player
Real Player
VLC Media Player
Winrar
Xfire
MSN Messenger
Dude, you don't NEED to run your windows software in Linux. You're not running Linux to run windows software lol

For most of that stuff, there are programs that do those tasks made for Linux. There are programs that can read PDFs and connect you to MSN service and play music and unzip files, and do torrenting and office work, etc.

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As for defragging and anti-virus in Ubuntu, what should I use?
Linux uses a superior file system compared to windows - fragmentation is not a problem. Don't even worry about it.

AV shouldn't be a problem either; don't even worry about it. If you must, though, get ClamAV. You can search it in Add/Remove Programs.

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Also there might be programs there that have better alternatives made for Linux, so if so, please tell me what are they.
Yes, there certainly are alternatives. Here's a quick look:

Music: Amarok or Exaile
PDF: There should be a program pre-installed
Web: Firefox
Mail: Evolution
Instant Messaging: Pidgin (can handle AIM, Yahoo, MSN, etc. Xfire, too, I think, with a plugin)
Video: Totem, I think it was called (You might need to download codecs with Add/Remove); should be able to do DVD, MP4, etc.
Archiving/Unzipping: A program is pre-installed
Office: OpenOffice.org office suite
Photo editing: The GIMP (not quite as fancy as Photoshop at all)

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Also for the games that run, if possible tell me at what settings I'll be able to run them at. To finish, I don't care if I need to use a paid or free program, as long as something makes the game/program work.
Depends on your system, but there is going to be a performance loss for the ones that will work. You might like to dual-boot - windows for games, Linux for everything else.
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Not sure about the programs, but you don't need any anti-virus for Ubuntu. Linux has ~60 known viruses, and too get those you have to click on porn pop-ups
And they probably wouldn't be able to do anything anyway, since it would require authorization to do any system damage...
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If you follow some guides you can easily get COD4 and WOW to work on Ubuntu. Do not know about any other games. To make most windows games and programs to work you will need to use wine.

Most of your programs have Linux equivalents. Use Open Office instead of Microsoft Office. There is a Linux version of VLC. It would be easier to simply search google to see if a program works, some work natively, some work with some extra steps, and some just plain don't work.

There is no real need to have Anti-virus
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Ok, thanks for the help, and I'm sorry for not having numbered the games and programs...
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Wow should work fine through WINE, i know that. And all source-based games work too. And you can lookup any game in the wine database to see how well it's supported: http://appdb.winehq.org/appbrowse.php?catId=0
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KEY: Y=Yes it will work, N=No it will not work, IDK= I don't know.
PS. I didn't read through the other post so sorry for any redundancy.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl IDK
Call of Duty 4 Y (in WINE)
Neverwinter Nights Platinum Edition IDK
The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion IDK
Counter-Strike Source Y (Linux Version I think)
Team Fortress 2 Y (in WINE)
Test Drive Unlimited IDK
World of Warcraft Y (in WINE)
Crysis N
Flight Simulator X Acceleration N

Programs:

Adobe Reader KINDA (adobe is devolping their stuff for Linux right now there are alternatives though. UBUNTU comes with a PDF reader already installed)
µTorrent Y (in WINE, however there are plenty of native Linux torrent clients. UBUNTU comes with one installed)
AC3Filter IDK
CCleaner N
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ubuntu.com
ok, just found out that Linux (Ubuntu) doesn´t have a registry, so there is really no need for one like in the case for Windose.
You don't need it.
PowerDVD Y (but read this)
Daemon Tools Lite IDK (read this)
dBpoweramp Music Converter IDK
DeepBurner Pro IDK
Divx IDK
foobar2000 IDK
Google Earth Y
Microsoft Office 2007 IDK (just use Open Office)
Nokia PC Suite IDK
Quicktime Player IDK (the plugin works on firefox for linux though)
Real Player IDK (VLC can play real)
VLC Media Player Y
Winrar Y/Kinda (there is only a native command line version and a WINE GUI wrapper. UBUNTU has an archive manager that can open anything though)
Xfire N (what would you need it for???)
MSN Messenger IDK (UBUNTU has Pidgin, which is like a multi-Instant messaging clien,t that supports MSN Messenger and comes pre-installed)

As for partitioning, Ubuntu has a partitioner built in.
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