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Old 09-19-2006, 06:59 PM   #1
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Okay my Windows PC just crashed again. I was looking at what I need to do to fix it and started thinking about why I would fix it again since it isn't going to stay working anyway.

So my question is as I rebuild my gaming pc and look at hardware can anyone give me some personal perspective on how linux more specifically slackware handles things like Crossfire or SLI, the newer hardware like Core 2 Duo's and all that combined with something like Cedega? If youve got all that working is it as smooth as it should be in windows? This and a way to connect to a terminal server running windows at work is the only thing in my way from going back to a single beefy machine instead of 2 value machines and not spending so much money on licenses.
Old 09-19-2006, 11:00 PM   #2
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I have no idea about Crossfire or SLI, but I imagine the Dual Core CPUs are going to be supported fine with SMP, which Slackware has a prebuilt kernel for.
Old 09-20-2006, 01:05 AM   #3
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Nvidias Proprietary driver claims to support SLI.... But I couldn'y say how well it works...
Old 09-20-2006, 01:13 AM   #4
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Some games didn't run as smooth as Windows.

Some would crash during install. Others crash launching them.

Some would keep asking for the cd-rom. Wouldn't launch.

Lastly, if you're new to Slackware, don't expect to dump Windows overnight.
Old 09-20-2006, 05:03 AM   #5
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Slackware replaces Windows completely from a work perspective, but for games forget it. I just boot into Windows when the itch to game comes, otherwise 90% of my time is in Slackware. It doesn't annoy me.


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