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Old 08-02-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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Thank you linux!!!


Ok I was messing around with the display resolution in windows to see what the highest resolution this monitor would allow and once I found it out I realized that I was unable to use windows anymore because the monitor resolution was to high.

Luckily for me I had linux also installed so I just booted up into linux and degaussed the screen and set it to factory settings and then it worked again.

Thank you linux! without linux I would have had to reinstall Windows AGAIN.
 
Old 08-02-2009, 07:51 PM   #2
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LOL
No doubt

Now, go ahead vaporize windows and install some distro's
 
Old 08-02-2009, 07:54 PM   #3
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good for you david..
 
Old 08-03-2009, 10:49 AM   #4
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LOL
No doubt

Now, go ahead vaporize windows and install some distro's
Well I still use windows because I am a gaming person.

But once W.I.N.E. is powerful enough I can make the perminant switch.

WINE has to at least be able to play the sims 2 before I can switch though and that might be a good 4 years from now.
 
Old 08-05-2009, 12:15 PM   #5
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RE: Games under Linux

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Well I still use windows because I am a gaming person.

But once W.I.N.E. is powerful enough I can make the perminant switch.

WINE has to at least be able to play the sims 2 before I can switch though and that might be a good 4 years from now.
You don't need wine to play games under Linux. There is a lot of games running right under linux. Why don't you try the Gnome Desktop Games.
 
Old 08-05-2009, 02:17 PM   #6
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Well I still use windows because I am a gaming person.

But once W.I.N.E. is powerful enough I can make the perminant switch.

WINE has to at least be able to play the sims 2 before I can switch though and that might be a good 4 years from now.
I agree with f10-next...no need to keep Windows for games. Check out Cedega "point-n-play". Tons of games (Half-Life2, FEAR, etc.), supported with no problems...they have a huge list, and great support.
 
  


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