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Full time Linux user and gamer?

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She needs the entire suite for work because that is what they use at work along side the office 365 in the cloud. Anyway, I really hope M$ ports the entire office suite to docker. That would be amazing. Run Ubuntu or whatever as desktop and just click the MS Word icon and it launches Word in a container seamlessly. :rockout:
What is Docker exactly? Is it a wrapper for web apps.. or Win32/64?
 

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Is there a way to run DX10.0+ games on linux? if so i might make 64-bit linux my main OS over 32-bit Windows
 
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Is there a way to run DX10.0+ games on linux? if so i might make 64-bit linux my main OS over 32-bit Windows
Proton/Wine+DXVK is the first option, with better results day after day. Ah, you don't have a Vulkan compatible GPU, then vanilla Wine is your only option via software.
The second one is PCI Passthrough, a bit hard to set up, but it gets native performance.
 
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I use Sparky Linux stable LXDE, I'm playing Cube2 in this picture; I found some indie games on itch.io btw; theres a funny one called dont bite me bro. To get the game to work go into the properties and make it executable. A few might not work because of your system architecture.

I found a reddit reply under this title: What's the holdup with DX10 support in Wine?

It's an entire SDK that has to be black box replicated and reverse engineered, and that includes being able to handle undocumented features that game developers use, as well as being able to handle undocumented features that hardware drivers and game developers use.
All this is being worked on by an extremely small paid team and a somewhat larger but still comparatively small volunteer team. As long as DX10 is still receiving patches, games that run on DX10 are still receiving patches, and / or hardware drivers for video cards that do DX10 things are still receiving patches, this will be an impossible and moving target no matter what.
 
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I'm not really a big gamer, but I've made a commitment to run Linux Mint as my DD. I installed Steam today and enabled Proton and gave Shadow of the Tomb Raider a try. I'm running a meager GPU, the RX 560 with less-than-stock RAM clocks, so it wouldn't be the best example of performance. I ran the benchmark at 900p medium, and it managed to pull around 30fps. The only noticable issue I encountered was that there were these vertical beams/tearing that appeared to be coming from Lara's eyes! Not sure what that is all about. I was running AMD-gpu-pro drivers. Not great, but I was impressed with how far Linux gaming has come, as this is not a native game and its a relatively new title.

As for UWP, I hate it. Not sure if it's just UWP, but MS's way of packaging apps is just plain terrible, IMO. Back when I was a devoted MS fan (I had it all--Phone, Band, Surface, Xbox), their app delivery was totally unreliable. There were times when apps refused to even download, much less install, and the troubleshooters did nothing. What I found was that when this happened, you had to delete a random app, and that would fix the installer. UWP seems better, though my most recent attempt to install Forza 7 results in a complete failure to launch, with no error messages whatsoever. I finally just deleted my W10 partition, as I haven't booted into it in weeks. I can always VM a Windows install if I get desperate, but it hasn't happened yet. I'm sure the full-on PC gamer can't do this yet, but I mainly game on a PS4 Pro, mostly for simplicity's sake.
 

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Some games are better than others. DOOM runs really well, I managed to get the Homeworld Remastered collection working well and Supreme Commander 2 runs really well. Regular Skyrim runs fairly well with a weird thing here or there, but the Special Edition has some serious issues. I wanted to get Elite Dangerous working, but the best I could do was to get the launcher to start. A lot of what I play runs natively in Linux though.
 
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I am curious to know if anyone considers themselves more than just a light gamer and also a full time linux user. I can't seem to make the full time jump because too many games that I *might* play rely on .NET. I know Steam is pushing their new wrapper but still...
I have been working on trying to dump Windows for a long time. If CP2077 is native linux, I will do so.
 
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I’m curious if we will see MS/Xbox Studio titles on native Linux one of these days. They just announced eventual availability on Steam—so is it just a matter of time?
 
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