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Old 09-23-2008, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm starting to get into PC Gaming. And the lack of DirectX10 kind of disturbs me at times for some reason.

I was thinking of getting Vista but I don't know if it is worth it or not. There is also the fact that Windows 7 is coming out next year and is going to have DirectX11 as well as I've heard that OS's like Linux are far better then Windows.

Do you guys know where I should go with my OS?
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Will Vista eat up my specs though?
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not if you have a good gaming machine. if you're worried about an OS bringing your system to its knee's then you don't have a good gaming machine

and linux's offer very little gaming support as they mostly run on opengl rather than directx.
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not if you have a good gaming machine. if you're worried about an OS bringing your system to its knee's then you don't have a good gaming machine

and linux's offer very little gaming support as they mostly run on opengl rather than directx.
I heard that there's a hack in which linux can run Windows for games.

Anyway I have a 8800GT card, Q660 Intel Quad Core, and 4 GB's of ram.
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It's not a hack, its just a normal application you install in Linux. Its called Wine.
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It's not a hack, its just a normal application you install in Linux. Its called Wine.
Oh can it run Vista and/or DirectX10?
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Wine just emulates Windows executables, and allows you to run Windows programs within Linux. If you want to game with best of capabilities...you're better off dual-booting Vista and a Linux distro.
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Wine just emulates Windows executables, and allows you to run Windows programs within Linux. If you want to game with best of capabilities...you're better off dual-booting Vista and a Linux distro.
Distro?
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Distro?
Yeah, you'd have to choose a Linux distro, like Ubuntu, Fedora or Redhat.
Ubuntu is probably the best/easiest distro for Linux-newbies.
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