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CSniper 07-26-2006 02:46 PM

Newbie looking for distro
 
Hey
I am looking for a distro that is good in terms of compatability and reliability, mainly to run Cedega (to run Windows games on Linux). I am a long time windows user, but new to Linux.

As an avid gamer, the thing that stopped me moving to Linux full time was that I couldn't take my games with me. Now I can, I would like to do so! Any recommendations?

Matir 07-26-2006 02:54 PM

I would strongly suggest Ubuntu Linux. Easy setup, good software selection, great community.

cuiq 07-26-2006 03:29 PM

I'd have to agree with Matir. While, I have cedega running on my Debian system, I found that installing it on Ubuntu was quite easy.


Peace V

jstephens84 07-26-2006 03:37 PM

If you are new to linux Ubuntu will make the transition alot smoother. It was very easy to setup and what is great is that Ubuntu ver 6.06 starts up as a live cd. This will show you if your hardware works right out of the gate. It also gives you an Idea of what hardware you will need to work on getting installed.

Chromezero 07-26-2006 04:01 PM

Distro Chooser

It may not be the best method for choosing a distro, but it might get you in the right direction...

NoFlag 07-26-2006 05:26 PM

For you i would suggest using Windows XP, sorry, it'll be less problems for you, since you're gamer.

oskar 07-26-2006 05:54 PM

Or dual-boot
You will not be happy with the performance in linux. With the exeption of the games that also have linux binaries (quake, doom, neverwinter nights...) you will not be happy.
If you like to experiment, and prefer the exitement that a crashing window manager provides - go for it (cedega).
Otherwise considder to keep using windows for gaming, and linux for, well, everything else. (There are amazing things you can do with a computer!) :D

Chromezero 07-26-2006 06:00 PM

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For you i would suggest using Windows XP, sorry, it'll be less problems for you, since you're gamer.
That's why I dual boot. Quite frankly, I'm too lazy to fiddle with Cedega or Wine. Many Linux users have had success with Cedega and Wine. I think the games you're wanting to play may be a bigger factor. Although, many of the FPS games can be installed natively on a Linux OS.


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