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Old 08-04-2004, 01:26 AM   #1
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I'm new to linux, and have some questions?

I've had zero experence with linux, always been a windows user. But now I want to use linux as my main OS, my questions are:

1. Is the SuSE 9.1 personal a good dist for begginers, how easy it to install comapred to winxp?

2. I have a ati 9600 and nvidia nforce motherboard are there any linux drivers for these, and are they any good?

3. And what games are native to linuxs.

Old 08-04-2004, 01:36 AM   #2
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hi razor,

I think the SuSE9.1perso is a good distro for beginners or when you only want to use it as a workstation/desktop. simple installation, nice (xp-like) GUI, good hw-support, easy to configure for normal home-use, all relevant (for soho) apps included,...
Old 08-04-2004, 01:41 AM   #3
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I think Suse is good for newbies. As easy as XP, probably, esp if you were just putting it on a clean machine. The hard bit always tends to be when you want the PC to share windows and linux - and you don't want to screww anything up

ATI can be a hassle, tho should be okay. Should get 2D on install and will need a binary driver for 3D. The nforce2 chipset needs the latest versions of linux, like mandrake 10. Don't know what version of Suse is needed.

Lots or native little games to linux. Big games are generally all the ID games plus UT multiplayer - so thats all your quakes, return to wolfenstien, Unreal Tournament all versions, etc. Other games like half-life, counterstrike, various jedi knight and many others run well with the Winex ($15) compatibility layer.

All normal tools are good with linux. Mozilla, firefox, openoffice, etc... Other thing are hard to get, but you can use crossover ($40) to run apps you need. It will run a lot of windows stuff like MS Office and Photoshop and such...
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For Linux Games info, worth checking out:
Old 08-04-2004, 02:44 AM   #5
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Originally posted by Skyline
For Linux Games info, worth checking out:
That was a great link thanks.
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Well actually putting windows and linux together is not really that hard. Why do people keep saying its hard? Well for Windows users probably, but once you get used to linux terms like mount points, you'll get the hang of it soon. You could try Fedora Core 2. For me it was pretty easy to install.
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Putting windows and linux on the one drive usually isn't that hard, no, but it tends to be where people do have the trouble as they have to worry about where partitions go or resizing or risking a screw up with lilo or whatever. When the install goes well, it can be totally transparent, but you get a few people who do have trouble of some sort...


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