Linux, ubuntu, and the like

ok, so I'm tired of my windows system. It is starting to get boring to look at AND VERY VERY CLUTTERED. I would like to switch to ubuntu, but I'm not sure if it will play my windows games that have a lot of code and/or are graphically intensive. I know it has dual boot, and the other thing, but idk if it will play AOE3, Risk, Itunes, Windows Media player, or any of the windows programs. One of the reasons I would like to switch to ubuntu is because they have a download just for media and music production, and me being a wanna be music superstar, that is what I want and/or need right now.

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xACIDITYx9 years ago
Well, Ubuntu (like Macs) don't have a wide range of games that are playable on them. In fact, none will unless you use wine, which even then stops some from playing. Unlike games, there are plenty of applications for Ubuntu that could be used as alternatives to windows programs (obviously not windows media player, it's closed source).

I would have to say Dual-booting would be a better option. You could boot into linux for recording and browsing the web, and then boot into windows for playing games and iTunes and such, although I'm sure there's some form of "itunes 'clone'" out there for linux, I never came across one (but I never searched for one, so...)

If Window$ is getting cluttered... well, I don't know what you mean by cluttered. Could you explain a little more in detail by what you mean by cluttered?
Too many programs installed?
Too fragmented?
Too much stuff on the Hard Drive?

Well... add or remove programs, disk defrag, disk cleanup, then do the mother of all disk cleanup/registry cleanup/uninstallation utilities... CCleaner.
I've heard stories of people who have cleared up more than 5 gigabytes for many days in a row. That's got to feel good.

I am, however, not very super fond of Ubuntu. I like Ubuntu, but I prefer Fedora. It looks prettier :D

Of course, there are many other distros you could use, such as the many at Distrowatch. I think some of my favorites would be Linux Mint, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, and Fedora9, but It's all up to you. I mainly like fedora9 because of it's easy to install packages for apps.
wazupwiop (author)  xACIDITYx9 years ago
another thing, would wine do itunes?
use rhythmbox
There are a fair number of Linux Games out there, you just have to look on the webs rather than in game shops.
wazupwiop (author)  whatsisface9 years ago
do you run a linux system and if so what do you use/recommend. My dad is a blackberry/computer nerd and geek/computer knows almost anything dude and he says that linux systems are for people who wanna do things the hard way. Is that true?
I dual boot Ubuntu with Windows Vista. I had to do some setup things the hard way, but that was me. Day to day use is pretty easy, you have to be comfortable using a terminal (command line) window to be able to use it well. I don't really notice much difference in difficulty, it's well documented online so it's easy to get help.
wazupwiop (author)  whatsisface9 years ago
so what exactly is a command line?
Where you don't have a GUI interface. Windows' command line is Start->Run-> Type cmd-> Hit enter Otherwise look it up on Google.
wazupwiop (author)  whatsisface9 years ago
ok, I do that all the time
wazupwiop (author)  xACIDITYx9 years ago
what I mean by cluttered is that I have to organize WAAAYY tooo much, and I NEED itunes because I have an Ipod. I'd rather not dual boot though because it seems really really complicated and glitchy and I have already thought about doing that though. what about running it off a cd the same way a flash drive would?
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