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Old 03-28-2009, 11:59 AM   #1
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Just installed Ubuntu with Wubi. Is linux right for me?


i like to play a lot of games like crysis, call of duty and the steam games i also will be going to school for art and use photoshop and 3D rendering programs. So is Ubuntu/Linux right for me? because i really can't go back to windows having vista then that became unbearable so i upgraded to XP 64 bit a week ago and in many aspect is running worse. so what should i do, so far i like ubuntu but find it difficult to get things running, my bluetooth keyboard doesn't work, took a while to get flash working, can't get wine to work... maybe if someone out there would like to be a helping hand and help me ubuntu through all my stupid questions that'd be great.
 
Old 03-28-2009, 12:03 PM   #2
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i like to play a lot of games like crysis, call of duty and the steam games i also will be going to school for art and use photoshop and 3D rendering programs.
I would suggest to use dual boot linux/windows
For the other problems, deal with them one at the time.
 
Old 03-28-2009, 12:04 PM   #3
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that's what i'm doing at the moment used wubi to try Ubuntu while keeping windows. but already i can't go back
 
Old 03-28-2009, 01:12 PM   #4
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There are a lot of questions here...

Linux has games, and you can also run some games with WINE. You'll need to take those one at a time. (More on WINE in a moment)

Linux has equivalents for almost everything in Windows---eg Photoshop-->GIMP. Also, things like Photoshop will also run on WINE.

If you have trouble with WINE, you can also try CrossOver-- http://codeweavers.com Regardless, you'll need to tell us the exact problems you are having.

Finally, please clarify your current configuration---eg is it true dual-boot, or still WUBI? What do you mean by "I can't go back"?
I don't know much about WUBI, but I would personally set up a true dual-boot.
 
Old 03-28-2009, 01:42 PM   #5
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i like to play a lot of games like crysis, call of duty and the steam games i also will be going to school for art and use photoshop and 3D rendering programs.
Are these a must or is there a possibility that you could use alternatives?

Some versions of photoshop will work with wine, the latest and greatest probably won't. Use this page to search for applications, and read the user comments about how to get them running (if it's possible at all).

http://appdb.winehq.org/

But, if you truly are going to be using mostly windows programs, I see no point in using linux, really. If it's about the look, there are thousands of ways to customize windows, and there are even alternative shells around, like litestep for example.
 
Old 03-28-2009, 01:59 PM   #6
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You'll probably learn more about programming/modelling in Linux than in Windows.
Check out Artistx too ( http://www.artistx.org/site2/ )
It's based on Ubuntu 8.10
 
Old 03-29-2009, 02:16 AM   #7
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thanks everyone i realize it's going to be a big learning curve and i'm fine with that.

by not able to go back to windows i mean i hate windows it runs poorly and progams/apps fail way too often. i want an OS that works.... linux seems to be quite stable and that's what i want

i heard that it might be possible to get something like parallels/boot camp so i can primarily work with linux, then for games and photoshoping i would use a windows keeping it fairly bare bones so it can stay clean and working. is there anything like that out there?
 
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You can use dual boot, install windows and linux on the same HD, but in different partitions.
On boot you can choose which to run.
more info:
http://www.google.be/search?hl=en&cl...G=Search&meta=

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