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I just finished reading this article, and it really makes me want to run linux. but after reading a few pages of comments, I noticed many similar word popping up about linux, not, gaming. Is this still true? the thread is 4 years old.
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Just not the games you are used to. They are mostly free ones and open source. It's a win lose situation, depending on how you look at it.
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Linux has WineHQ, which can emulate some windows applications.

If you want to give it a try, not for gaming though, you can use a virtual machine and Ubuntu.
Virtual Box
http://www.filehippo.com/download_virtualbox/

Ubuntu
http://www.ubuntu.com/


Install ubunti in VB and see how you like it.
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whats the dif between linux and ubuntu?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by max it View Post
Just not the games you are used to. They are mostly free ones and open source. It's a win lose situation, depending on how you look at it.
I play a lot of newer games...can I still use them?
Edited by (mirror)52-D.S.L. - 4/9/11 at 6:29pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kora04 View Post
Linux has WineHQ, which can emulate some windows applications.
Do you mean Wine?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kora04 View Post
If you want to give it a try, not for gaming though, you can use a virtual machine and Ubuntu.
Virtual Box
http://www.filehippo.com/download_virtualbox/
Don't go there; it is NOT an official download site.
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no your not gonna run new games on it, but it is perfect for an internet machine or downloading your torrent without getting viruses.
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post #8 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by (mirror)52-D.S.L. View Post
whats the dif between linux and ubuntu?
Ubuntu is a distribution (or distro, more commonly) of Linux. Like many others you've probably or probably not heard of; Arch Linux, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE, RedHat, and many more. They're basically different derivatives of Linux.
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Do you mean Wine?
Yea, I just wrote the "official" name.

http://www.winehq.org/
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post #10 of 91
The best soloution is to dual boot. Use Linux for most things and windows for games or anything else that is not ideal for Linux. Wine is not a windows replacement and I really don't see any reason not to dual boot. Big hdd's are cheap now and it's not hard to setup. That way you can run everything in it's ideal environment.
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