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Linux or Windows? Answered

I'm not sure if it should be here, but I'm wondering if I should run Linux. It's a new laptop that currently runs Windows 7. I'm mainly looking at the pros and cons of it. Also, I want to play games on it. Should I do it?

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romanyacik

4 years ago

Steam supports most Linux distros now, and from experience, I know that the Half-Life series works well, so you can play games. So many distros of Linux, you really have to look to find one that's right for you, but I say go for it! Ubuntu and Linux Mint are popular for beginners.

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janw

7 years ago

I use linux on a USB-stick as I need windows for some applications that I use on a daily base but I prefere linux.

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tragicallyhip

7 years ago

Dual boot is the best way to go, there are alot of way's to configure a dual boot but the best one is to download Wubi 10.10. Keeping up to date with cool "stuff" for Ubuntu is a snap, bookmark Omg!Ubuntu and Webupd8; these two sites are loaded with dedicated,amazing things to customize and super charge this O.S. you'll spent hours looking through them and your brain will melt contemplating the possibilities.
Happy Downloading

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tragicallyhiptragicallyhip

Answer 7 years ago

As an addendum to my previous post,many windows apps and games can be played on linux using 'Wine', but for the most part I'd say for gaming Linux user's need not apply, hence the dual boot.
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NatNoBrains

7 years ago

Yeah, most games only support Windows...

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orksecurity

7 years ago

If you want to run commercial games, you should keep Windows on the system.

But you could install Linux alongside it, in a dual-boot or virtual-machine setup, to play with while you decide whether to cut over.

(For work, I've gotten rid of Windows. For home use, I have a few specific apps that still tie me to Windows but when I find good Linux equivalents of them Windows will mostly go out of use.)

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Burforksecurity

Answer 7 years ago

+1
About the only time I boot up Windows anymore is to run iTunes or play a game. Everything else is on Ubuntu Linux.