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Old 07-26-2006, 02:46 PM   #1
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Newbie looking for distro


Hey
I am looking for a distro that is good in terms of compatability and reliability, mainly to run Cedega (to run Windows games on Linux). I am a long time windows user, but new to Linux.

As an avid gamer, the thing that stopped me moving to Linux full time was that I couldn't take my games with me. Now I can, I would like to do so! Any recommendations?
 
Old 07-26-2006, 02:54 PM   #2
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I would strongly suggest Ubuntu Linux. Easy setup, good software selection, great community.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 03:29 PM   #3
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I'd have to agree with Matir. While, I have cedega running on my Debian system, I found that installing it on Ubuntu was quite easy.


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Old 07-26-2006, 03:37 PM   #4
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If you are new to linux Ubuntu will make the transition alot smoother. It was very easy to setup and what is great is that Ubuntu ver 6.06 starts up as a live cd. This will show you if your hardware works right out of the gate. It also gives you an Idea of what hardware you will need to work on getting installed.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 04:01 PM   #5
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Distro Chooser

It may not be the best method for choosing a distro, but it might get you in the right direction...
 
Old 07-26-2006, 05:26 PM   #6
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For you i would suggest using Windows XP, sorry, it'll be less problems for you, since you're gamer.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 05:54 PM   #7
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Or dual-boot
You will not be happy with the performance in linux. With the exeption of the games that also have linux binaries (quake, doom, neverwinter nights...) you will not be happy.
If you like to experiment, and prefer the exitement that a crashing window manager provides - go for it (cedega).
Otherwise considder to keep using windows for gaming, and linux for, well, everything else. (There are amazing things you can do with a computer!)
 
Old 07-26-2006, 06:00 PM   #8
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For you i would suggest using Windows XP, sorry, it'll be less problems for you, since you're gamer.
That's why I dual boot. Quite frankly, I'm too lazy to fiddle with Cedega or Wine. Many Linux users have had success with Cedega and Wine. I think the games you're wanting to play may be a bigger factor. Although, many of the FPS games can be installed natively on a Linux OS.
 
  


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