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Old 11-13-2005, 11:47 AM   #1
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i dont no if this is how i post a question but COULD YOU PLEASE help a newbie running on windowsxp(error machiene) at the moment downloading LINUX would you please tell me if my PC games would work on linux based systems.MATT

Games like tony hawk UNDERGROUND 2.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 12:06 PM   #2
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The general answer is: NO your windows games WILL NOT work.

There are ways to get some windows programs working by using:

1. Wine- (Most games do not work).
2. TransGaming Cedega (uses DLLs and APIs specific to gaming, has better success of running games).

Please understand that Linux is a totally diferent OS and is not intended to run windows programs natively. Some will run, but most will not.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 12:15 PM   #3
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I am running a copy of windows XP which sucks
I shall be running linux by tomorrow and wat to know if
my battle field two is going to work.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 12:19 PM   #4
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can you tell me where i can get those programs to run my games, If it is allowd i would lioke to SPREAD the word of linux around my neighbour hood and between my friends IS this allowed if i make my own Copies is this LEAGAL
 
Old 11-13-2005, 12:22 PM   #5
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Sorry to be a bother, my brother tells me i should not get LInux because i wouldnt be able to use it because i cant PROGRAM, he says its like dos.

If so, could you recomend a linux opperating system that runs like WINDOWS.plz
 
Old 11-13-2005, 12:51 PM   #6
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will Adobe photoshop CS2 work on linux
 
Old 11-13-2005, 02:15 PM   #7
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what is the best linux that all most programs will work on
 
Old 11-13-2005, 02:30 PM   #8
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I just answered your question. Linux as a rule will NOT run windows programs. There are exceptions, but they are few and far between.

You should really start to read the distro reviews before posting questions that could be answered there. All your questions would be answered there. You can find the link in the right side of your browser.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 03:29 PM   #9
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I think that this thread has gotten off the point. If you have more specific questions than "where can I download Linux", you should start your own threads.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 04:13 PM   #10
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Recent posts removed from the thread they were in. It looks much better in a separate thread.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 06:37 PM   #11
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Quote:
my battle field two is going to work.
Transgaming's Cedega is used to try and run Windows games on Linux. As mentioned above not all will work. You can see which one's do (and how well they work) here: http://transgaming.org/gamesdb/

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and between my friends IS this allowed if i make my own Copies is this LEAGAL
If you downloaded the Linux distro from the internet then generally its legal to copy it. Some of the distros that come in boxed sets may not be strictly legal to copy as they often contain non-open source software like Java, Flash and NVIDIA drivers.

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Sorry to be a bother, my brother tells me i should not get LInux because i wouldnt be able to use it because i cant PROGRAM, he says its like dos.
Then your brother probably doesn't know much about Linux There are plenty of newbie-friendly distros that make things graphical and easy.

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will Adobe photoshop CS2 work on linux
http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?versionId=2631
So probably not, but Linux has its own photo editing programs (eg. The GIMP).

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what is the best linux that all most programs will work on
There is no 'best Linux' but if you want one that's user-friendly and has plenty of software packaged for it try OpenSuse, Mandriva, Ubuntu, MEPIS or something like that.
 
  


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