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Old 09-19-2007, 09:33 AM   #1
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Which Version of Linux for a Gamer?


Hey All,

Just wanted to get the opiions of people who know. Is there a best version of Linux for Gamers? For compatability and products n stuff.
 
Old 09-19-2007, 09:40 AM   #2
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No, they're all the same. For most newbies, it's more important that they pick one that is fairly easy to learn: (K)Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, Mepis, ...
 
Old 09-19-2007, 09:42 AM   #3
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Windows - you can run it in a virtual machine, for example, or emulate it. Though it's more efficient to just install a regular Windows side-by-side with your Linux than virtualize it..unless you've got a supercomputer or something.

If you're a real gamer, buy a gaming console - it's a lot lot lot easier that way.
 
Old 09-19-2007, 10:00 AM   #4
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Windows - you can run it in a virtual machine, for example, or emulate it. Though it's more efficient to just install a regular Windows side-by-side with your Linux than virtualize it..unless you've got a supercomputer or something.

If you're a real gamer, buy a gaming console - it's a lot lot lot easier that way.
Thanks! I was afraid of that. As for Consoles.... Naaahhh.
 
Old 09-19-2007, 10:47 AM   #5
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What exactly do you mean by supercomputer?

I'm pretty sure if you want to play games for windows you should consider using Cedega.

For someone new to linux I would not recommend gentoo, however that's what the gamers that I know run (gentoo+cedega). Nvidia seems to have the best *nix support from what I hear and have seen.

I have heard various results of success with wine. I haven't fooled with it much yet personally but it seems to be the default option. that's why I asked about what was meant by 'supercomputer'. For example if you had a game that ran at 100fps on your windows machine, would emulating windows drop the performance to an unacceptable rate? I don't think it will, can someone confirm? Like I said I don't have personal experience but this is what I have heard. Conversely, if you have a game that plays @ 30fps on your windows box it would be useless to try to emulate it. Again asking for confirmation but pretty sure.

I thought fedora was pretty easy to learn and is easy to manage. I checked out a book on it @ the library and was up and running very quickly.
 
  


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