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Hey, I need a good OS for gaming, I havn't seen what I want from vista and xp is outdated. Linux would be great but there aren't any good gaming versions that allow me to play my classics as well as my new ones. This is really hard problem for me because the pc community doesn't really recognize pc gamers as a large group and it seems they refuse to create gaming OS's.:swearing:
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post #2 of 24
There are gaming OSes that aren't windows? Since when?
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Yeah basically Vista is your only option. XP is fine now but as more exclusive games start coming out Vista will be needed. Also, doesn't XP only have DX9? Or did they finally patch that up?
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just stick with windows vista and if it lags maybe its time for an upgrade. look into getting a dual core. it shouldnt run bad on yours you have 4gb of ram for christs sake!
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Vista does the job just fine for me.
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Which games??
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post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by DjQurt View Post
just stick with windows vista and if it lags maybe its time for an upgrade. look into getting a dual core. it shouldnt run bad on yours you have 4gb of ram for christs sake!
it is a dual core, just really really bad fsb.

it really sucks for us gamers because the oknly os that supports us ultimately hates us. Microsoft sucks... what can I say more...:swearing:
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post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by piggy1918 View Post
Yeah basically Vista is your only option. XP is fine now but as more exclusive games start coming out Vista will be needed. Also, doesn't XP only have DX9? Or did they finally patch that up?
No, and they're not planning on it either.
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post #9 of 24
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Which games??
I am a freak, I like the old style FPS's, though some now ones that add dimension variables, such as time (like in time-shift) also catch my attention, AOE style RTS's, and some tycoons on occasion. I am also gaining intrest in old 3rd person top-view RPG's. I also like Ship simulators, but the ones I like are majorly bugged, like age of pirates caribbean tales.
So... yes, im a freak and i like weird games.
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post #10 of 24
Yeah I've recently been looking for a gaming OS. OS X is out, Linux lacks a lot of game support, but windows does work. It seems windows is really the only option if you're looking to have the most game support.

Can you say exactly why you don't like vista as a gaming OS? Perhaps you need to tweak Vista for your own needs. Perhaps a computer upgrade?
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