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Old 10-22-2007, 01:32 AM   #1
dudesommer
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Nubie!!


Hey guys i am absolute noob mmkay? so i just bought a new harddrive and its completely new nothing on it...i want to go with linux this time becuase well.... i want to, but i have rf online and wow that i need to install on it.. I need to know how to put the OS on the drive and also how to install wow and rf online( without any errors ) it would be awesome if u could help me! i still havent doen anything with the HD please hurry i wana play, im waiting on u dudes !!!
ALSO it would be awesome if i could get a aim or msn messenger id so i can get fast help thanks
PS i will need a place to download linux to a cd and install it for the HD THANSK AGAIN

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Old 10-22-2007, 01:55 AM   #2
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I assume wow means "World of Warcraft". I do not know what "rf" means.

The first thing to do it decide what Linux distribution you would like to use. My feeling is that your requirements are something like this:
  • Easy to install (this is your first time with a Linux install)
  • Easy to install drivers for 3d graphics and audio
There are many distros to try - if you have a fast internet connection you might as well try installing a few and seeing which ones you like the best. Personally, I would recommend using Ubuntu because I think the installer is very easy to use and it is very easy to install 2d graphics drivers with the "restricted manager".

You can download Ubuntu from here: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download There are install guides on the net, or you can ask us questions and we would be happy to help.

If you have a slow internet connection, and can wait a few weeks, you can order free CDs to be delivered to you from here: https://shipit.ubuntu.com/login

I have never used World of Warcraft, so I will leave that to others with better experience of that area.

You can use pidgin to connect to the AIM and MSN instant messenger networks. The same program will also enable you to use Yahoo, Jabber (including google chat), ICQ, Bonjour, Gadu Gadu, Groupwise, IRC, MySpace IM, QQ, Simple, SameTime and Zephyr. AFAIK you can only use text chat however, not voice or video. There are some alternatives - if you state your requirements more clearly we can point you at the bext program for your needs.
 
Old 10-22-2007, 02:18 AM   #3
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THANKS MUCH, so do you mean i should download the cd and burn is as an image? and can someone plz update me on world of warcraft PLEASE, and RF means rising force THanks again
 
Old 10-22-2007, 02:38 AM   #4
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Yes, download the .iso "image" file. This file must be burned to a CD as a disk image. Assuming you use windows, here's a howto guide for various CD burning apps under windows: http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm
 
Old 10-22-2007, 09:13 AM   #5
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thanks again bro, so anyone know about world of warcraft on linux yet? thanks
 
Old 10-22-2007, 12:11 PM   #6
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Gaming is one area where Linux is still lacking. Not due to the fault of Linux, but due to developers. Software developers force you to run popular games with Wine by not having Linux versions, and Hardware developers rarely release Linux drivers that are on par with their Windows counterparts(Nvidia might be an exception to this).

My suggestion, if you want to play games, dual boot. Otherwise, you can look at Wine or Cedega(which will cost $$)

http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iAppId=1922

I can't find Rising Force in the Wine Application database, but maybe thats not the exact name and you'll have better luck..

http://appdb.winehq.org/

I agree though, Ubuntu/Kubuntu, or maybe PCLinuxOS, will probably be your best choices as a newbie. I hate PCLOS, but it seems to get rave reviews for some reason..

IGF
 
Old 10-22-2007, 12:34 PM   #7
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http://www.wowwiki.com/Linux/Wine
 
  


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