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 Post subject: can you play windows games on a free OS without emulators
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:14 pm 
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which OS is the best overall but leaning toward gaming that does not require emulators or can play games without a huge lose in performance.

i heard Ubuntu is good but i also heard good things about red hat , fedora and googleOS.


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 Post subject: Re: can you play windows games on a free OS without emulator
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:05 pm 
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BlackieChan wrote:
which OS is the best overall but leaning toward gaming that does not require emulators or can play games without a huge lose in performance.


Simple answer. Windows. :)

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i heard Ubuntu is good but i also heard good things about red hat , fedora and googleOS.


Dunno what you're referring to in the googleOS. Only thing I know of that they produced is that android OS you're seeing on mobile devices and I doubt you're looking to play WoW on your blackberry...or maybe you are,.. :)

For the most part you're forced to use Wine in Linux with most newer games. Anything that used directX is going to be in that area and as a result, there's going to a performance hit.

There's some games that have native ports, but those are pretty old stuff. IMO, the original quake runs better in linux then it does in windows, but I don't think this is the area you're talking about.


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 Post subject: Re: can you play windows games on a free OS without emulator
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:13 pm 
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For the most part you're forced to use Wine in Linux with most newer games. Anything that used directX is going to be in that area and as a result, there's going to a performance hit.


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WINE = Wine Is Not an Emulator
So, there you have it! Windows games in Linux without an emulator :wink:
Glad to help. :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:35 pm 
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well if you're going to say that, you might as well offer the rest of that thought.

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Thinking of Wine as just an emulator is really forgetting about the other things it is. Wine's "emulator" is really just a binary loader that allows Windows applications to interface with the Wine API replacement.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:14 am 
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All your answers (well, okay, most of them) are here:

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/howtos ... ames_linux


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 Post subject: Re: can you play windows games on a free OS without emulator
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:16 am 
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BlackieChan wrote:
which OS is the best overall but leaning toward gaming that does not require emulators or can play games without a huge lose in performance.

i heard Ubuntu is good but i also heard good things about red hat , fedora and googleOS.
Google does NOT have it's own OS, unless you consider Android for mobile devices "google os". gOS is totally different and has nothing to do with Google.

I am sure most linux distros will be have the same way or nearly the same way when you are trying to play games through wine. I am pretty sure that your flavor of choice will make little difference.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:15 am 
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All your answers (well, okay, most of them) are here:

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/howtos ... ames_linux


Awww ... shucks. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:58 pm 
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which OS supports the most games then?

and here is the google OS

http://www.thinkgos.com/index.html
http://www.thinkgos.com/gos/index.html


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:03 pm 
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BlackieChan wrote:
which OS supports the most games then?

and here is the google OS

http://www.thinkgos.com/index.html
http://www.thinkgos.com/gos/index.html

NO THAT IS NOT GOOGLE. Why do you insist on this? This is quoted from the page YOU linked to.

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Founded in early 2007, Good OS is an operating system software company based in Silicon Valley, California, USA and Taipei, Taiwan. Our mission is to enable cloud computing through software.


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Cloud and gOS are not affiliated with Google or their partners.



As far as your actual question, there isn't a single Linux distribution that supports the "most" games. If you want the best PC support for games, get a Windows box. That is really all there is to it.


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I'll add, that gOS, is built in mind for their gadgets, but as crash stated, they have no affiliation to Google whatsoever.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:28 pm 
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Google made an operating system :shock: :shock: NO WAI! Where can I get this marvel of modern programming?




Yes, I know it's stirring the pot a little...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:33 pm 
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my bad

i thought it was since the cloud OS was for android and featured google apps

so my other question is which free OS supports the most recent or modern games?(except windows)


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Since you are not very familiar with Linux, your best bet is to try using Ubuntu.
It is the easiest to understand.


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Since you're talking about using Wine or Cedega to run any newer games, just about any distro should be able to run either of those two applications, although distros like Ubuntu, Fedora or Suse might be simpler to setup.

The link that crash provided earlier is a recent article on how to setup Wine to play games.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:00 pm 
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why do people say its hard to learn linux?

i think i can figure it out i macintosh which is hrder to use and you have to get used to it for a while

i heard fedora is the best one :o


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:11 pm 
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BlackieChan wrote:
why do people say its hard to learn linux?
Because it can be.

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i think i can figure it out i macintosh which is hrder to use and you have to get used to it for a while
What are you talking about? Is this an English sentence?

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i heard fedora is the best one :o
Then use it, /thread


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BlackieChan wrote:
i heard fedora is the best one :o


Just try it. Admittedly, there is not a one size fits all in regards to use. You might try a couple of different distros until you find something you like and feel comfortable with.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:21 am 
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BlackieChan wrote:
i heard fedora is the best one :o


Just try it. Admittedly, there is not a one size fits all in regards to use. You might try a couple of different distros until you find something you like and feel comfortable with.


+1. Get a shitload of CD-Rs, download every major distro you can think of and have a ball. There is no best distro. Some are better suited towards a specific market segment (the average home user (also referred to as "the masses"), the technically proficient, etc, etc.), but that's about as far as it goes. Beyond the included window manager, the packaging system, and certain distro-specific utilities, all of them are the same.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:21 pm 
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s there a free OS that supports the most Microsoft apps


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:45 pm 
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No.

In any distro, you will be using a tool like Wine or Cedega to run windows apps.

Perhaps you should check this link out as your questions are getting a bit redundant.

http://www.winehq.org/

I'm sure you can pick up the Google wand and search on Cedega (although this isn't a free app)


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