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Old 02-06-2011, 03:14 PM   #1
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Whats the best version of Linux to use, my main priority is gaming?

I dont have eny version or experiance of linux at the moment and im a bit of a neanderthal when it comes to computers. im trying to diside what version of linux to use to reformat my other computer, bearing in mind my main priority is gaming. which version would you think would be best?
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Sabayon has a gaming addition on their 5.4 version. Check out this link for more information.


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Hi and welcome to LQ.

What kind of games are we talking about? Have you got any particular titles in mind?
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What types of games do you want to run? Linux games only? Be aware that Windows games will not run natively on Linux, you have to use wine to get them running, and although nowadays most games run with wine their is no guarantee that a game will run on your system. The Wine Application Database will give you more information about which games are running and how you get them running.

That said, I use Arch Linux for gaming, because it always has the latest version of wine, and almost all of my games run on it. But Arch Linux is not really easy to set up for a newbie.
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Try out the DVD or CD available at first. It has a huge selection of Linux games, and the requirements are generally minimal. Since it is Live-DVD based, you need not install it to your hard drive, but it may give you an excellent idea about what games you will want your final selection to support.


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