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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2017/07/24 17:55:18 (permalink)
Manjaro is worth checking out for all the gamers.  Comes with Steam already installed!
https://manjaro.org/
 
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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2018/02/08 19:15:09 (permalink)
The new mint OS is awesome
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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2018/02/17 18:20:10 (permalink)
Doesn’t running Windows game make it slower though? What are the benefits to Linux?
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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2018/02/17 18:48:24 (permalink)
A Windows game needs Windows. You can run some Windows games in a virtual Windows environment or Windows emulator, but the performance is usually quite bad. That is pointless, yes.

Linux in general is not generally good for gaming. Lots of driver, feature, and developer support is missing in the Linux gaming space. Microsoft has spent billions of dollars in support, partnerships, and agreements to assure that DirectX is the most popular game rendering API. A free Linux industry run by volunteers is not going to compete.

What are the benefits of Linux over Windows? It is usually free. It is open source. It can be more secure. It can be faster and better optimized. It can be more flexible and customizeable. It can be an easier platform for developing and deploying specialized hardware and software solutions. That sort of thing. It's what boots up when you plug in your modem or router or turn on the screen for your in-flight entertainment system in the headrest in front of you. It is the original heart of the Apple and Android operating systems. It is the workhorse and often unspoken backbone of your integrated electronic life. If you own a "smart device", it's likely running on Linux. From your computer to an internet site, Linux is almost certainly somewhere in between.
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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2018/02/18 14:38:47 (permalink)
@ty_ger07 totally agree. Linux will never prosper because playing in VM will never get the same performance. Also, so many games using DirectX by Microsoft, I don't think they will ever release something similar for Linux.
Biggest reason Linux failed for gaming: is the fragmentation of the distribution channels. 
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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2018/02/18 14:44:45 (permalink)
I never said Linux wouldn't prosper. I think it is already very successful. It's just not good for gaming.

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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2018/03/06 02:55:07 (permalink)
Pen testing of course favors Linux... Though I admit I doubt I'd ever allocate a partition strictly for Kali... I'd more opt for just installing pen testing tools on a more daily driver ready distro like ubuntu.
 
It's been a while since I've updated my Linux partition... Definitely need to do so especially after spectre and meltdown..
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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2018/04/19 22:41:40 (permalink)
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A Windows game needs Windows. You can run some Windows games in a virtual Windows environment or Windows emulator, but the performance is usually quite bad. That is pointless, yes.

Linux in general is not generally good for gaming. Lots of driver, feature, and developer support is missing in the Linux gaming space. Microsoft has spent billions of dollars in support, partnerships, and agreements to assure that DirectX is the most popular game rendering API. A free Linux industry run by volunteers is not going to compete.

What are the benefits of Linux over Windows? It is usually free. It is open source. It can be more secure. It can be faster and better optimized. It can be more flexible and customizeable. It can be an easier platform for developing and deploying specialized hardware and software solutions. That sort of thing. It's what boots up when you plug in your modem or router or turn on the screen for your in-flight entertainment system in the headrest in front of you. It is the original heart of the Apple and Android operating systems. It is the workhorse and often unspoken backbone of your integrated electronic life. If you own a "smart device", it's likely running on Linux. From your computer to an internet site, Linux is almost certainly somewhere in between.

You can get allot of windows games running using WINE and play on Linux, BTW wine stands for Wine Is Not a Emulator.
For distros I would stick with a Debian based release, I use MX17.1 and love it, their mx tools is by far the best all in one place easy to use solution.

                               
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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2018/04/20 07:06:07 (permalink)
I said "Virtual Windows Environment" for approaches such as WINE. WINE isn't perfect, isn't completely reliable, and may create a huge performance deficit since it gets the Linux display server in between the game and the hardware; which can cripple hardware acceleration. It's an option but is no substitute.

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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2018/04/20 11:43:44 (permalink)
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I said "Virtual Windows Environment" for approaches such as WINE. WINE isn't perfect, isn't completely reliable, and may create a huge performance deficit since it gets the Linux display server in between the game and the hardware; which can cripple hardware acceleration. It's an option but is no substitute.

Not really had any issues on the games I got working and tried, I think the biggest thing is getting your display drivers setup correctly, that seems the biggest hurdle to get right, once that is done and enabling coolbits in the x11 config file games run much much better.

                               
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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2018/04/20 11:48:51 (permalink)
Linux is fun as long as you know what you are doing and understand some things might not working you hope. Now it’s a lot easier then it once was to get it to work but still it takes a little bit of knowledge and the willingness to know things will probably work but might not be fully functional like they are in Windows.

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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2018/04/25 13:15:28 (permalink)
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Linux is fun as long as you know what you are doing and understand some things might not working you hope. Now it’s a lot easier then it once was to get it to work but still it takes a little bit of knowledge and the willingness to know things will probably work but might not be fully functional like they are in Windows.
ah yes the days of hunting down drivers and compiling kernals just to get wifi were no fun at all, and what I had to go through with symbolic links for Java was a nightmare lol

                               
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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2018/09/09 23:55:11 (permalink)
Thank for your sharing with us .
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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2018/11/12 19:51:56 (permalink)
Subsequent to tidying up My Future GrandDaughter-In-Laws Win 7 machine that had so much malware it took days to tidy up. From that point onward, I complimented myself on utilizing Linux as my essential OS, on Laptops and Desktops alike. I have never had the battle with Linux, that I had on her machine. In the event that you become weary of malware think about Linux.

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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2018/12/07 06:20:49 (permalink)
For me I have used Linux for at least 16 years in one form or another.
Its the primary OS on my desktop and laptop.
Currently my Linux flavor is Linux Mint 19, you would think by now I would be on say gentoo or arch but no I use mint due to its relative ease of use and I do like that things like timeshift are now baked into it.
Plus its super duper stable, right up there with debian pure.
I am also a fan of the cinnamon desktop, good stuff as I hate gnome shell and KDE and nvidia dont get along too well.
I do like MATE and XFCE too but cinnamon for me has shown its worth


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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2019/01/29 22:06:37 (permalink)
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Subsequent to tidying up My Future GrandDaughter-In-Laws Win 7 machine that had so much malware it took days to tidy up. From that point onward, I complimented myself on utilizing Linux as my essential OS, on Laptops and Desktops alike. I have never had the battle with Linux, that I had on her machine. In the event that you become weary of malware think about Linux.


Go to Windows.
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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2019/02/09 21:34:36 (permalink)
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Subsequent to tidying up My Future GrandDaughter-In-Laws Win 7 machine that had so much malware it took days to tidy up. From that point onward, I complimented myself on utilizing Linux as my essential OS, on Laptops and Desktops alike. I have never had the battle with Linux, that I had on her machine. In the event that you become weary of malware think about Linux.


Go to Windows.


No, don't.


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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2019/04/02 16:29:09 (permalink)
Excellent compilation. Linux is great for security and usability is getting better all the time :)
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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2019/06/09 22:43:32 (permalink)
Just switched from Linux,i prefer Windows.
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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2019/06/16 11:30:37 (permalink)
Used Ubuntu some years ago but eventually switched to Windows 7 due to incompatibility with 3d software and never went back. It is a pity because I think Linux is amazing. At that time it had that lacking which forced me to stop using it.
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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2019/07/01 23:15:43 (permalink)
I used it for 4 years,and switched to Windows 10 last year.
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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2019/07/02 17:42:00 (permalink)
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I used it for 4 years,and switched to Windows 10 last year.




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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2019/07/07 19:16:40 (permalink)
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I used it for 4 years,and switched to Windows 10 last year.




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Thank you,i am going to install it on my another new Laptop.
 
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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2019/07/07 21:18:21 (permalink)
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I used it for 4 years,and switched to Windows 10 last year.




Don't blame you.     


Thank you,i am going to install it on my another new Laptop.
 




I thought I would miss Win 7 when I went to 10. I'm actually happy with 10. 

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Re: Thinking About Linux? Then Read Here! 2019/07/18 20:56:02 (permalink)
This is very much informative . I like the way you have cleared the doubts of many here via this well drafted post.
 
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