LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-02-2005, 03:44 PM   #1
numone
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: genoa, oh
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
complete newb with questions...


OK don't laugh at me. i've been a microsoft OS user my whole life and I heard some really good things about linux but i was concered about how compatable it is with everything. If i were to buy a game such as world of warcraft would i be able to install it and get it running w/o any problems? or like software such as photoshop and would my dsl modem work w/o changing any properties on it? Thanks for the help and i'm open to any advice i can get.

chris
 
Old 03-02-2005, 04:06 PM   #2
linuxzealot
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 57

Rep: Reputation: 15
Linux has great support for hardware, but you have to compile and configure it for yourself, where windows basically does it all for you, as far as photoshop, I dont know if there is one for linux, but Im sure there is an equivalent, and some games are supported on linux, dont know about World of Warcraft
 
Old 03-02-2005, 04:43 PM   #3
pattont
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Tennessee
Distribution: SUSE 9.2 Professional
Posts: 58

Rep: Reputation: 15
with caldera the game is supported, with wine photoshop is supported.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 04:47 PM   #4
hob
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Wales, UK
Distribution: Debian, Ubuntu
Posts: 1,075

Rep: Reputation: 45
numone,

Some big-name games now have Linux versions, but you can also run the Windows versions of software using a technology called WINE. There are two commercial packages using WINE that make it very easy to install and run Windows software - Crossover Office (codeweavers.com) for Web plug-ins and "professional" software like MS Office and Photoshop, which can also handle some games; and Cedega that is a specialised system for running popular games.

How well you DSL modem works depends on the exact model - www.google.com/linux can probably tell you what to do.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 04:48 PM   #5
Padma
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Omaha, NE, USA
Distribution: PCLinuxOS 2007
Posts: 808

Rep: Reputation: 30
caldera? Do you mean Cedega?

Most hardware (all but "bleeding edge" stuff) is supported by most major distros out of the box. Your DSL modem should work fine, depending on your distro.

Windows games will *not* run; some will run under Wine/Cedega, some have native linux versions, but mainly, they won't run.

Photoshop will run in Wine, but there are good open-source alternatives to most Windows programs. Check out the Gimp for a photoshop-like app.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 05:23 PM   #6
shengchieh
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Distribution: #! Korora
Posts: 472

Rep: Reputation: 30
Some game sites you might be interested in.

Games
http://www.linux-games.com/ (non-commercial; linux-games)
http://www.linux-gamers.net/ (non-commercial; linux-gamer)
http://www.itworld.com/Comp/2362/lw-12-tengames/ (non-commercial; linux world)
http://www.opengl.org/applications/linux/games/ (non-commercial; OpenGL)

Sheng-Chieh
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DWL-G650 B4 Help me (Complete newb) Kelba Linux - Wireless Networking 1 06-27-2004 12:03 AM
Complete Newb KJI Linux - Newbie 1 04-04-2004 09:45 AM
Complete newb please help citrus Linux - Newbie 11 12-29-2003 05:28 PM
complete newb, need email help baccart Linux - Newbie 2 11-04-2003 06:28 PM
Complete newb needs help somerandomlamer Linux - Newbie 15 10-20-2003 05:22 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:32 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration