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#1 DnDer

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 09:27 AM

...when there are perfectly good Linux distros out there?

Just saying. :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 09:29 AM

Because a perfectly good Linux Distro

isn't Windows.


I'm just sayin'...


I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!


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Posted 03 November 2009 - 09:41 AM

and Im just sayin "COTTON WOOL"

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:00 PM

because linux wont run COD4. . .

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:03 PM

Because a perfectly good Linux Distro

isn't Windows.


I'm just sayin'...


I'm gonna have to go ahead and say... This

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:51 PM

1. Money

2. Compatibilty

3. Ease of Use

4. etc...
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Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:54 PM

I've played around with Ubuntu, Suse, and Fedora 9. Linux is effing hard.
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 01:53 AM

:flowers:

Could it be?

Some Idiots can not learn that there is just no "Easy way" ?

That is really their problem when trying to get Help?

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:06 AM

Linux is not hard. You need to approach it with an open mind a willingness to learn.
Punkbuster doesn't accept the wine api is why call of duty doesn't completely run on linux.
Since Linux is a kernel, the disro depends on factors such as:
cpu architecture
desired use
user interface
kernel type
memory type.Are graphics involved? what type? audio? what type?
interfaces or is it remotely accessed by ssh?
will there be networking?
which package manger if one is even used?
Does it use x? how? which release?
virtualization or no?

The list continues.
A perfectly good linux distro is one that the person using it has configured to work for him or her.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 10:06 PM

[quote name='bisquit maker' date='Nov 5 2009, 11:06 PM' post='1487761']
Linux is not hard. You need to approach it with an open mind a willingness to learn.
Punkbuster doesn't accept the wine api is why call of duty doesn't completely run on linux.


actually, that would be an easy work around. the big reason is Linux doesnt support Direct X. why would it, running microsoft software would ruin the OS. :-X which is why I dual boot. :D

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 09:17 AM

Direct X is supported through wine.
Microsoft software can run through wine.

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 11:48 AM

Windows can't play games.

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 09:49 PM

Direct X is supported through wine.
Microsoft software can run through wine.



eeeh thats hit and miss. in theory it can run through wine, but that doesnt mean it always can/does. especially with high end games. WINE was never intended to run directX games, nor was Linux ever designed to be a gaming platform. It was designed for a lot more practical uses, and wine was made to allow windows applications like microsoft office and other such applications usable. You can sometimes get games to run with it, but not all the time, and never as well as they would under a windows platform. Linux, even with wine, CANNOT run directX of anykind, what it does is try to simulate directX which is why you have hit and miss results with games on it. Technically, you can get games like COD4 to run on linux without programs like wine, but you really need to know how to write code and do a lot of programming. Ive seen people do it, and it is possible you can get into the source code and change it, which is what makes Linux so much better then windows because you DO have the ability to change things like that, I just dont have the time nor the knowledge, nor the time to learn the knowledge, to be able to do that.

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 05:44 PM

Is Cedgea dead or something? It was a fairly good way to get games for windows running on linux. it wasn't free but it worked well.

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:11 PM

never tried that, Ive never actually bought anything for linux always went with the free stuff. Though I would suspect that since you pay for it it would probably work better then wine. still probably wont be able to fully run every windows game on the market, but hey life goes on. Ill have to look into it :D

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