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need to know what linux i should get


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#1 starcraftmaster

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 02:39 AM

hey i like to use linux
but i need one that will run most of windows apps (e.g. starcraft and opera)
so one that can run WINE or some thing like WINE

in that thing that finds out which one you would like the best i got these

100% OpenSuSE

95% Ubuntu

95% Linux Mint

95% Kubuntu


95% Mandriva


90% Fedora

oh ya i know Ubuntu is linux so i know it will run with wine
but will opensuse run with wine and whats the most easy to run and most stable

and i probloy pick ubuntu so any good websites about it and links about how to use it
thats probloy all on its website any way

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 11:50 AM

Ubuntu 9.04 is great!
I have it dual booted on one of my machines at home, and haven't needed to boot into Windows for weeks.

If you haven't already, check out their website.

http://www.ubuntu.com/

Of course you can burn a bootable cd, and can try it to see if you like it, without making any changes to your computer.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 12:04 AM

how is wine ?
do you use it
if not how do you get windows apps to work?

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 12:34 AM

Wine is very good. Not PERFECT, mind you, but getting there.

Check out the Wine App Database for the programs you want to run under Wine. It's here: http://appdb.winehq.org/ That way you'll know what other people experienced when they used the program under Wine.

PS
Ubuntu is a very good distribution. It's the one I use, and the one I recommend to everyone else.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 12:39 AM

Also, Opera is available for Linux natively: http://www.opera.com/browser/download/?os=...64&list=all

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 01:20 AM

thanks for the help you guys :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:32 AM

Also look at this: Wine-Doors. It eases the use of Wine.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:49 AM

may i ask why does the older version have more time to last??
see look here

Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop (the latest version): Includes the latest enhancements and is maintained until 2010
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop: Released April 2008 and maintained until April 2011 €“ ideal for large deployments

should i get the LTS one ?

also
what about my hardware?????????
i know my nvidia card will work becasue nvidia support linux i think
but what about my mother bored and chipset and sound card and cable modem?
sound card: sb0680

also whats a good dual boot program ?

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 12:20 AM

You shouldn't need the LTS distro, it's mainly for Businesses or Universities that need to support a large amount of PC's, and can't upgrade their operating systems every 3-6 months. 9.04 has the bleeding edge tools and graphics that you'll want.

As for your hardware, I'd imagine that it's supported. You can always try Ubuntu's LiveCD. You can boot from it without harming any of your data, and see if it has any troubles detecting and using your hardware.

For dual-booting, almost all Linux distributions use GRUB to boot. GRUB can also boot Windows, and last I knew could set that up when you installed Linux.

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 01:37 AM

...I knew could set that up when you installed Linux.

And automatically, no less!




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