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post #11 of 16
There is an option 4 too. Single boot Linux on your sigrig

If you do build a Linux machine I would think that a home server would be most practical. If you built an alternate desktop machine would you really have a reason to use it over your main rig? Linux handles servers so well too.

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I just tried my suggestion and it sucked
now my question is
if you're running 7 in vmware on linux could a play a game normally on it?
Or do the the restrictions carry over through vmware and it's still just a big waste of time trying to game on linux?
Gaming on a VM is pretty much out. The technology exists but realistically it's not happening for months to maybe a year.
post #12 of 16
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Arch is a pretty nice distro IIRC its KDE.
Arch isn't any DE. Chakra is another distro that is Arch + KDE (and soon won't be Arch anymore).
post #13 of 16
Dual boot on sig. Vm is out for games if you have anything recent. I just got bored with fedora and have arch up atm. Arch isn't that hard to get up and running. Most of the problems you're going to have with it are going to be facepalm type stuff. I've learned alot with it so far. I game too much to go straight linux though.
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sounds like i should be going Arch then.
January and February are going to be my Linux+ and another + cert I havent decided on months, probably Server+, just not sure yet
So having to do command line setup should be nice with doing Linux and server certs.
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So now that Im going to be using Arch, the question becomes:
How should I set it up? Since Arch isnt like UBuntu in giving you a starting set of apps, what all should I be getting? Or should I just dig through the repositories?
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Follow nathris' guide on the forums. If you read the link in my sig, it will take you to the guide of Linux distros. The link to his post is in there.
    
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