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Yes. Don't use wine for gaming, it's not worth your time (though it does work well with Source games). Just boot to Windows when you want to game, which sounds infrequent enough and on very specific cases.

Of course, you might want to try using Office under wine. When it comes down to it, OpenOffice is worse than Office.

Linux will probably be fun for you to use.
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OP, I've seen you post in this board a few times in the past, and I know you're well-informed enough to make your own decision on this matter. I'd say it depends what platform for which you're programming and how often you actually want to play games on your laptop. Most of the games you listed do work well in wine with nVidia drivers, but honestly for the little amount of time you'd play them on a laptop, I couldn't justify wasting time trying to set things up.

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Of course, you might want to try using Office under wine. When it comes down to it, OpenOffice is worse than Office.
What? Unless you're working for a company that depends heavily on obscure features in M$ Office, there is almost no reason to do this. LibreOffice is perfectly usable. A popular newbie mistake is to run tons of things in wine. When you use a Mac do you try to run Windows programs, too? No.
post #13 of 16
I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 just to try it out in dual boot on my laptop.
Liked it so much I've actually been sticking on it. I do occasionally play minecraft on my laptop, but asides from that, I'm usually programming, web browsing, or on IRC. Only things I don't like is there's no mirc, but I'm starting to like xchat better. That and I can't find a music player to efficiently manage 35,000 songs.
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I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 just to try it out in dual boot on my laptop.
Liked it so much I've actually been sticking on it. I do occasionally play minecraft on my laptop, but asides from that, I'm usually programming, web browsing, or on IRC. Only things I don't like is there's no mirc, but I'm starting to like xchat better. That and I can't find a music player to efficiently manage 35,000 songs.
I like to use MPD. It effectively manages 75.5k songs very well.
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youre wasting your time unless you need it for programming


and i must say, VS 2010 is just about anything anyone doing "light programming" will ever need
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post #16 of 16
I recommend for everyone to use Linux. So, yes, I do think you should put Linux on your laptop.

The majority of those games you listed work great under WINE as well.
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