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#1 labatt_splatts

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 03:52 AM

Just interested in which distro you are using.
I was an avid Ubuntu user, but since its so easy and there are so many, I am venturing out.
Right now I am looking at OpenSUSE and possibly Fedora.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 04:18 AM

I run Gentoo :)

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 04:20 AM

I like Mandriva, currently only have Ubuntu installed though. There was a poll about this not so long ago but I can't find it.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 04:36 AM

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Most people now days use Ubuntu. Though Slack is still my favorite.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 05:11 AM

so can u play games with Linux??? i installed Ubuntu one time but had some problems with it probably cuz i didn't know what i was doing but i'd like to try some version of Linux again but i play alot of games so that prob wouldn't work.....

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 04:41 PM

so can u play games with Linux??? i installed Ubuntu one time but had some problems with it probably cuz i didn't know what i was doing but i'd like to try some version of Linux again but i play alot of games so that prob wouldn't work.....


Sure you can play games. I've got Ubuntu and I can play solitaire, tetris, nibbles, and minesweeper! :D
You can't really play games on Linux. The code is too different from Windows.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 04:47 PM

Sure you can play games. I've got Ubuntu and I can play solitaire, tetris, nibbles, and minesweeper! :D
You can't really play games on Linux. The code is too different from Windows.


Wine!

http://appdb.winehq....wse.php?catId=2

It seems like the compatibilities have come a long way :)

PS: I'm an OpenSUSE user (10.1, 10.2, 10.3)

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 05:05 PM

if i get that wine thingy i can play games in linux? will it recognize all six gigs of memory im running and both of my 295's?

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 05:54 PM

Ive been playing around with backtrack. So I can't really say As thats the only one Ive ever tried.


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Posted 04 April 2009 - 06:11 PM

Most linux distros are native 64-bit, so the memory should be no problemo...however, quad SLI just sounds like a linux nightmare (I could never get SLI working on my GF's computer...and we finally switched her 2x6600GTs to a 6800GT).

I would not even attempt to play with Wine if you're not good with linux, and love to tinker. Some games require forcing older versions of direct x to work properly (8 or before...). Go take a look at specific games that you like to play, and see if they're supported, or what problems users are having.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 07:14 PM

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 07:16 PM

can you play with Ubuntu???

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