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    Linux seems pretty pimp if it does this. does linux play most games? i know nothing of linux. never seen it, never played with it or anything. just saw this video and it was pretty damn sweet.

    Linux pwnz?

    i've heard linux is a bad ass powerful os.

    anything else to add?
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    That's linux main Achilles heel. Its weak on most commercial games.
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    For servers, it's the best.

    I still prefer Windows for everyday desktop use.

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    this is one of my goals for 2008, to learn linux.

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    of course its pimp, i use it.

    don't waste time with beryl or compiz though, the chances of it running that smooth on your system/distro aren't great and it doesn't do anything except look nice and slow your system down
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    Quote Originally Posted by DefX View Post
    That's linux main Achilles heel. Its weak on most commercial games.
    explanation? there's different versions? probably seeing how there are different versions of windows. so, that ones like WinME or something? seemed pretty damn cool or maybe it was all just show, idk.
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    Try PCLOS & their forums very cool. See my sig.

    Been using PCLinuxOS 98%+ vs XP <2% the last 6-7 months.

    Everything but games run excellent.

    With PCLOS I have NO realtime security software. Don't need any. Just a firewall.

    Also FST has a Linux section btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. nails View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DefX View Post
    That's linux main Achilles heel. Its weak on most commercial games.
    explanation? there's different versions? probably seeing how there are different versions of windows. so, that ones like WinME or something? seemed pretty damn cool or maybe it was all just show, idk.
    It's not just show. Pretty much most linux distros are now capable of what you saw in that video.
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    i'll try it once games work as well as xp. if that don't happen i'll never use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. nails View Post
    i'll try it once games work as well as xp. if that don't happen i'll never use it.

    Or you could always dual boot which is what I do now.

    Besides as far as I know, most distros have live cd's meaning you can try the OS out without installing or copying files in your hard drive.
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