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Linux...Should I Try??!!??

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by Azn Tr14dZ, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    I keep hearing all of these things about Linux, and some people like it more than Windows. I was just wondering if I should try it out? I know nothing...nothing about Linux, and if you guys can give me some info, that would be nice. I'm reading about it right now...

    Also, will it give me better performance on games? Such as Day of Defeat: Source? Guild Wars, Oblivion...

    So, I might try out Linux soon, and I would like your help, I would like to try Dual-Botting XP Pro and Linux (Ubuntu?)
     
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    DL, Burn the live CD. Boot to CD. Enjoy linux.

    Learn linux before exploring the gaming territory.

    Dual booting is trivial to set up. :)
     
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    So should I try it out on the Live CD first, before I try Dual-Booting and Gaming?
     
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    My Live CD's never work. How do I setup dual booting without f*****g something up Dippy, I really want to try Linux?
     
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    Gaming = Linux basic command knowledge + patience + lots of patience + wine.
     
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    Well, you can install from the live CD anyways. :)

    But you won't get "gaming out of the box" yet.

    I would strongly suggest first learning the ins and outs of linux, before exploring the "experimental" territory of gaming on linux. :)
     
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    Burn the iso using nero.. and you shouldn;t have any issues :)

    "Burn as image" not just copy the .iso to the cd and burn. :roll:
     
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    So, if I just use the Live CD, if I read right, it won't touch teh hard drive at all?

    Please be patient with me, I really want to learn Linux.
     
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    I have, I've even got 3 proper disks that came in their sharing boxes. They never work- on either of my machines- there is always an error.
     
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    I order the disc they work perfect. Try doing the exceptions that ubuntu suggests like for older computers.
     
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    LiveCD = goes in ram :)
     
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    Should I download the x86 or x64 Version?
     
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    X86 highly rec'd by me. I use the x86.
     
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    Will do, I'll download it in my other comp right now.
     
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    Do you guys got anything that I should read that would help me in understanding Linux/Ubuntu?

    Also, do you guys (PVT and Dippy) game in Linux?
     
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    Damn you all!:p I've been inspired to try it again now by all these new threads concerning it! I'm in hyped mood to try it again but can't until I can fix my computer:cry:
     
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    I helped :D
     
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    He has!:laugh: Anyone else? This will get another to join your Linux using crew!
     
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    I shall create the linux user club.
     
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    Do! I want to join.
     
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    I'll join...if you help me?
     
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    K, Azn, don't need a guide... its so easy I did it when I was 10 so you can do it.

    Recs by me: Get some music on the HD, so you can listen during installation (you can do it on the same computer) and also, choose grub, gnome.
     
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