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Old 04-17-2007, 11:54 PM   #1
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I want to get linux and didn't know where to ask about it.

Hi my name is Charles Zahn and I am getting a new pc built I will be able to pick it up in about 3 or 4 months. I don't like windows XP and I am not getting vista because it don't work with allot of xp programs. My pc is going to be built for gaming and I want to know how to use it and if it can play windows games.
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

You've come to the right place to ask about Linux.
I split your post out of the unrelated thread for
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:29 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!

What do you want to know? Most of us here will be glad to help.

I would start out with a nice, easy distribution of Linux such as Ubuntu. You can get it from

Some Windows games can be played using emulator programs. Having said that, in my experience it is best to create a dual-boot system where you can choose either Windows or Linux when you turn your computer on. This way, you can use Linux for everything except games, and Windows for games.



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