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I probably use my CPU more than any of the gamers do in on this forum. Compiling most of my software/homework with 8 cores takes much more CPU usage than playing a few games (that have had their development held back due to consoles) every now and then.
Heuristics in linux saves me hours. People have no idea.
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One question..

What the heck do you do with Linux on a i7 system..
Would be sweet for compiling or a distcc box..
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One question..

What the heck do you do with Linux on a i7 system..
you'd have a heart attack if i told you

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What the heck would you do with Windows on a i7 system?!?!?
i lol'd was thinking the same thing.

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What games can you play on a Linux system that takes advantage of a i7?
if it the game doesn't take full advantage in windows of all cores/threads, then it wont in linux, linux does have a magic thread wand to make programs that aren't multi-threaded, suddenly be multi-threaded

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Well games CAN play on linux but its not as smooth as on windows*
For your system, cs1.6 would be playable!
depends honestly. i can't get age of empires 2 for the life of me to run in wine, but fallout 3, new vegas, sins of a solar empire run faster and at a higher fps in wine than they do on windows 7.

borderlands runs about the same as in windows, but i get no audio (but that is cause i chose ubuntu and use pulse audio, if i was using alsa only or OSSv4 it wouldn't be an issue, and there also appears to be a problem in the graphical system, when i use the iron sight(doesn't do it on scoped weapons), everything in my peripheral view gets distorted and funny colored.)

there are games that simply flatout refuse to even install in wine, there are games that will install fine and play fine without any modification to wine, then there are others you can get to run fine, but requires following lengthy/complex instructions to get working...wait a minute here, sorry was on "windows troubleshooting" page of my troubleshooting bible, but this information holds true for both wine and windows...hmm i wonder what the common denominator is here...

for the hardcore gamer, linux is a piss poor subsitute, for the average gamer, might be worth it, for the casual gamer, they own consoles any way, so they'd prolly never care.

i mainly use my linux install for web development, as LAMP can take a much longer and harder beating than WAMP. and server side language execution is 10 fold faster in linux than in windows. i've had programs that run flawlessly in linux, but stall out in windows (due to windows memory management) or eat up 3 times the processing power in windows than linux.

is a hard concept for windows users to understand, why it seems people waste what seems to be "enthusiast" or "high end" technology on linux...well there is quite a simple answer, most windows users are gamers, and yes games require a lot of power to run well, linux users take that power that required in windows to run games and use it PRODUCTIVELY. there are things i do, that simply would cripple a windows system to the point of bsod's and hard lock ups, but linux will take it and the system will still be usable for other task during the times of extreme use.
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I like the open source games you can get on a Linux distro
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I'm addicted to tux racer.
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Shh! Don't tell anyone I'm gaming while GPU folding is running in the background!
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post #27 of 30
ya know whats pretty awesome

sudo apt-get install zsnes

then you can play super mario and zelda while doing complex rendering and stuff in the background lol
Kinda meh now...
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I'm addicted to tux racer.
Lol, this
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post #29 of 30
I used to play the tux penguin game, kinda like mario. It was way fun, chromium was my biggest addiction though. Chromium BSD was an amazing game.
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Why don't you try MeeGo?

I am currently running it on my Netbook.

It boots within 10 secs & is also very light on system resources.

Give it a try If your processor at least supports SSE3.
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