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Using Linux as your Desktop

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:52 pm

Tutorial on getting Ubuntu working with all your games, apps, and stuff. Easy. Write up later. If I forget - someone remind me.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Jewbie on Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:39 pm

I think it should be noted that applications & games not natively supported on Linux will not run as well on a compatibility layer.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:46 pm

Cedega seems to work perfectly, for most games.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Jewbie on Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:51 pm

It's doing a job that Windows still does better.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:45 am

Hehe, even with just Wine, running Guild Wars, the jump from 80 frames per second to 50 wasn't all that bad. And everything else Linux can do makes up for it, in my opinion.

Nonetheless, most of the actual applications (IE, not games) have alternatives that run natively on Linux. I wouldn't recommend Linux to people who only use their computer for gaming - it isn't for them. :)

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Jewbie on Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:17 am

What does Linux computing offer that Windows doesn't? :P

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:40 am

An extra $199 in the pocket?

The feeling of not being tied to Microsoft?

Lack of viruses, spyware, and adware?

More spare resources?

Stability?

Many Linux Chicks wanting your body?

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Jewbie on Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:01 pm

The cost doesn't bother me.

What feeling?

Security.

Malware exists for Windows as well as Linux. While Malware is far less common on Linux, so is it's use.

Linux is harder to penetrate because most distributions are developed with kiosk and security in mind.
Windows, due to it's complexities, is a lot harder to secure in comparison, as it sacrifices security and simplicity for often unnecessary functionality and ease of use.

Resources.

Bitch, are you for-real?

I can easily have a custom (user specified configurated install), 6-MINUTE installation of Windows XP that will use under 50MBs of RAM with all of the common and preferred functionality Windows is popular for.

Stability.

Instabilities are usually the result of an inexperienced users attempt to change something system-wide. These type of users exist on both types of distributions, each capable of hardcrashing.

The reason they're more common on Windows is because it's USE is more common.

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Re: Using Linux as your Desktop

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Lum on Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:57 pm

having a computer tell you to have fun every time you turn it on.


Oh and the thing about instability isn't true since, ya know, over half of the internet is run on linux or unix.


that also kinda belittles any point you had in that there are less viruses for it.

The biggest target on the internet is almost always a Linux or Unix machine.

Linux is also more custamizable Almost all the live CDs you see in tech support is knoppix or some other linux based shit. I can make my destop icons float randomly around my screen and look like leaves for Christ sake

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