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Old 08-20-2008, 02:01 PM   #16
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I should make a disclaimer that I can copy and paste whenever a new user comes here and asks for a distro.

Slackware doesn't have it's own forum - the slackware forum is a subforum of this forum. Most suse/fedora/ubuntu users use the distro specific forums so many people here use the more technical distributions. Which is good because these guys are usually better in answering the tough stuff. However as much as I like them all, they will always promote their favourite distribution to new users.
There's a reason to recommend any distribution to you, but what you probably want is one that is easy to set up and use so you can get your feet wet.
Due to the wealth of howtos, the large userbase and a reasonably big repository, I would recommend Ubuntu above all others.
Then PCLOS, and the rest once you know what you want.
Old 09-03-2008, 08:08 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Michael_aust View Post
there some patches you can gte for the kernel that are siupposed to improve gaming
where can i get em?
Old 09-19-2008, 05:56 PM   #18
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A great place for searching for/downloading distros (downloads via bittorrent) is at

Here is the link to list distros for games:

A search made just a few minutes ago gives the following results:

Cat.  	Name  	Dl  	AddDate ↓  	S  	L  	C  	Av.
Ultimate Edition 	Ultimate Edition 1 8 Gamers (Multi.) 	torrent 	11/07/2008 	4 	2 	629 	N/A
LinuxGamers 	Linux Gamers 0 9 3 (Multi.) 	torrent 	13/06/2008 	235 	181 	1727 	N/A
PCLinuxOS 	PCe17OS MultiGamer Edition "multilang" 	torrent 	10/05/2008 	2 	4 	431 	81%
SuperGamer 	SuperGamer VL2 MID LAPTOP (Multi.) 	torrent 	09/05/2008 	8 	8 	237 	N/A
LinuxMint 	Ultumix GNU/Linux 0 0 1 4 Gamer Edition (with 128+ Games) (Multi.) 	torrent 	07/03/2008 	2 	1 	30 	N/A
Ultimate Edition 	ultimate edition 1 6 gamers 	torrent 	22/01/2008 	1 	0 	144 	74%
LinuxGamers 	linuX gamers live 0 9 2 	torrent 	22/01/2008 	1 	0 	30 	74%
Old 09-20-2008, 06:47 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by itchy8me View Post
where can i get em?
I don't know what patches he's talking about... possibly a realtime patch, but I would recommend you stick with the standard kernel of a standard distribution with a large user base. If you run into problems with a clean install of a top-5 distribution (in terms of user base) - you are very likely not to be the first one who had that problem, and you should find a solution fairly quickly. The more you customize your OS the more likely you are to run into obscure issues that are hard to trace. The few inches in performance you gain are simply not worth it IMO.
The answer is: ANY distribution. There won't be a huge difference between any of them. The source based distros have a reputation for being a tad snappier when set up correctly, but it comes with a price.
I've used linux on and off for almost a decade now and I still don't feel comfortable doing any major tweaking, or going source-based because of all the work it requires.
Old 10-02-2008, 12:06 PM   #20
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The distros will mostly all perform a game the same, what you should be looking for is the most reliable or fastest distro.
Slackware fits both these demands. I have been a Slacker for a couple years and never had a crash. I play Doom 3 on said Slackware machine
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well most people i know use slackware and they are more then pleased with it when it comes to gaming, so you should try that one imo and see if it works for you.

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