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Old 02-06-2004, 06:36 PM   #1
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Linux Compatability

Sorry if this is a double post: I am considering purchasing Mandrake Linux but before I can do so I would like to know some answers to wuestions I have about Mandrakes Compatability. First and most importantly, I have a USB Wireless internet router found here: and I would like to know if the drivers are compatable with your product, I also have a USB capture card, found here and am curious whether or not that will work, finally I want to know of computor games, specifically Half Life, Counter-Strike, Starcraft, Warcraft 3, Unreal Tournament 2003, and Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3 are compatable with the operating system
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Counterstrike is available. I don't know how to install it, but I d/led it for linux a few months ago. The IT guy at school runs a CS server on Redhat I believe.

The USB adapter should work, although you may need to download a driver.
and also

the USB Instant VideoCD may or may not. You'd have to find out what the chipset is. Try plugging it into a linux system and running this utility (usbview) then do a search for the chip driver (or search here).

As far as the other games go... good luck finding linux versions
Old 02-06-2004, 07:11 PM   #3
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If your really into games, don't even think that you'll be able to play them on linux, leave that to windows until companies decide to make them for linux. Though you can always try winex for some games and there are a few natively under linux.

All I can say is if you want just a replacement for what you do in windows, go with mac, if you really want to learn how everything works(efficiently too), get linux
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Yeah, what Ill probably have to do is partition my drive or get a second one and use Windoze just for games or somthing along those lines. Thanks for the help, I checked out Winex and it looks cool exept for the whole half life counter strike thing.


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