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Old 05-04-2005, 01:53 AM   #1
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Unhappy The best 3D Accelerate ready linux distro ??

I am really 3d games gamer and sometimes enjoy digital oil painting and 3d art design(interor design).and I was a microsoft fan ..

I really need and dream to have a linux distro that come with NVIDIA Driver,kernel mods for 3d opengl,directx accelerate enabled and preconfigured WINE ALL out of box at once.

I have tried fedora 3 and it is lacking multimedia,3ds features.
SUSE and mandrake have poor foreign language,fonts support...

I mostly use computer for the following reason :
1. website design
2. 3d games
3. digital oil painting,art design graphics intense...
4.learn to program software
5.daily surfing internet and check email,video conferencing chat ............
6. small business management,audio streaming dj job

could anyone possible kindly inform me of any linux distro can do these job all in one and out of box and better than windows xp ....??i will be appreciated to your assistance.

i am a busy person and would try to avoid some headahe trying to configure this and that .experiment .........!!
I tried to avoid using windows xp cause its expensive and virus friendly OS.but did not know if linux can do whatever microsoft can ?

I really hope that linux/unix can help my work and bring me a happy life.

Old 05-04-2005, 01:57 AM   #2
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Yeah well, bad luck son. You won't get that or even really close from any distro without a bit of tinkering away. There are a couple that come setup for your art stuff, I think one has music production software too, can't think of the name though

Accelerated 3D with Wine and all that crap though? Forget it, you'll have to do it yourself.
Old 05-04-2005, 01:58 AM   #3
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Mandriva LE 2005. If you have the 4.3GB DVD edition it loads up the Nvidia drivers for you. Or CD 4 of the distro has all the drivers on it.
Old 05-04-2005, 07:28 AM   #4
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Ubuntu 5.04 is really nice ... NVidia installation takes about 5 sec.
I would recommend this one.

Link for Ubuntu

Last edited by Tanc; 05-04-2005 at 07:29 AM.
Old 05-04-2005, 07:39 AM   #5
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if viruses are a concern but you need professional apps, then buy a mac. no linux distro is ready out-of-the-box for your stuff.
however, with tinkering you can get everything to work with almost any distro.
<edit>this is no joke, i bought a mac and am very happy with it, although i use linux on my x86 pc (and am very happy with it, too)</edit>

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Old 05-04-2005, 07:45 AM   #6
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Good advice actually, didn't even occur to me. You are looking for a Mac, probably a PowerMac G5 for that sort of editing. It'll leave your current setup for dead.


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