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Old 11-05-2004, 04:19 PM   #1
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Exclamation Linux Newbie wants to know: Which distro is best for gaming?

Hi. I'm a 24 year old techie slacker, and I want to port to Linux ohsobaaaaad, but I'm afraid to leave Windows because I hate my modem and the drivers which I have to pay money for. Oh, yeah, and because I am such a newbie.

Oh, well.

I've tried two distros already - Knoppix and Mandrake 10 (which I don't like, because I have to pay for updates. I know, they're a company and they need money to stay alive, but I'd rather not.)

Which brings me to my question: I want a good Linux gaming distro. Can anyone recommend one?
Old 11-05-2004, 04:21 PM   #2
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personally I game on slackware, but any should be fine; it's moer about finding a distro which suits your mentality than which is best for runnign games, because at the end of the day you could be running indentical things on different distros
Old 11-05-2004, 04:54 PM   #3
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Pay for updates? I have a mandrake 10 system, you just run Mandrake update, and it doesnt cost anything.


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