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Old 09-03-2003, 10:20 PM   #1
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best gaming distro...?


best gaming distro...?
maybe one with
allegro
sdl
mesa,
opengl,
wine
and all the libs allready installed.

if tere is one, i would like to get it. if not, then maybe i gave someone an idea for a gaming based machine. thanks for your suggestions.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 11:28 PM   #2
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Probably RedHat, Gentoo ( www.gentoogames.com ) or Mandrake (the game version if it's still available).

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Old 09-04-2003, 04:26 AM   #3
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any distribution can be used for gaming,
but if you mean out-of-the-box without
the user having to install anything him/
herself, then indeed something like red-
hat, mandrake or suse might be your
best bet. (i love gentoo, but you will
need to compile quite a bit before you
can start gaming, which might put some
people off).
 
Old 09-04-2003, 09:22 AM   #4
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I will suggest Mandrake 9.1

Redhat is also a fine choice but Mandrake 9.1 comes with more already built in and I found installing nvidia drivers easier. Mandrake also seems to lack a lot of weird funky little problems with multimedia that Redhat9 gave me.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 09:41 AM   #5
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Old 09-04-2003, 01:57 PM   #6
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soryy about that. i want sure...
 
Old 09-04-2003, 07:56 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by neenee
(i love gentoo, but you will
need to compile quite a bit before you
can start gaming, which might put some
people off).
Actually, you don't The GentooGames disc(s) are live-CD's, so no compiling needed

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Old 09-05-2003, 11:00 PM   #8
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I would probably go with Mandrake as well. Though WINE will work just as badly with any distro.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 03:24 AM   #9
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wine(x) works fine for me, but there will always be
some games and programs which wine(x) can not
cope with. i am glad that steps have been taken
into making win32 software work on linux. some
games even run better than on windows.

i see wine as a life-line to windows for those who
have just come to linux and still need to use some
of their windows apps before switching to linux
equivalents.

i think that without wine(x), many would still be
dual-booting just for a handful of software.

i do like windows and i can understand that many
just can not work without it, but i just like linux
better. at first linux felt like rowing with oars i had,
sometimes sacrificing usability and functionality, but
now, after a few months and after acquiring a feel-
ing for it, i can do the things i need to do with linux
and i can do most of them more efficiently than i
could using windows (oh... and sorry for going off-
topic, but i really love the fact that i do not have to
defrag, run anti-virus / trojan / spyware progs).

in short: i am glad wine(x) is there.
 
  


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