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st.jimmy

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#1 12 years ago

How do you install it after download, do you put it on cd and install like windows or do you install it like any other programe with windows aready installed? And are adobe programes surported by linux, and which games are surported?




Trillian

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#2 12 years ago

If your going to have windows on there too you need to create a partition on your hard drive.




EvilDisc

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#3 12 years ago

You can run most of the windows games with Cedega. Its a program that emulates the windows DLLs so you can run the game in linux, but its not as good as running it on windows.




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#4 12 years ago

You have to boot from the ISO file you burn onto a CD to install. You can usually re-partition from installation, so you can accomodate Windows and Linux on the same drive. Programs can be run on Linux that were made for Windows using software as said above.




Agentlaidlaw

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#5 12 years ago

Linux installs like windows. Just if your going to dual boot either have another HD (best thing to do) or make another partion on your HD. Some distros still do it the old fasion way and you have to type commands to install it while others like Suse and Fedora have a GUI installer thats really easy to use. One nice thing about Linux most distros now (80%) allow you to pick and choose what you want them to install. You can just have it install the core if you wanted it to and pick what software and Windows Manager you want. Then on Windows games theres games that are native to Linux and games that are Windows only and need Cedega to play them. Cedega plays most games but when new games come out you have to wait a little while until Cedega makes a update to play them. All of ID's games like Quake to Doom 3 are Linux native and installs on Linux great and runs to me better than on Windows. Same with the UT series. Many more like Neverwinter nights and Medal of Honor. Then Steam well to me is native to Linux. It installs great with Cedega and runs and looks like its native to Linux. Steam is not buggy like it is one Windows and runs great and you don't get the stupid adds. The games on Steam load faster and Steam boots up faster. You can also run the Windows OS at the same time as Linux is runing with Win4Lin or Vmware. Some programs made from Adobe are support like Adobe reader. Photoshop runs great when using Wine to run. Wine is like Cedega just with out DX support. Around 97% of Linux software is free and most of its software comes with the distro you get like Debian that comes with 8,000 software you can download via apt-get. Apt-get install xchat like that. Linux does have its ups and downs though. Just have to pick a good distro of Linux you want and you do have to learn commands. Linux is still mostly based off of a terminal rather than GUI. Like installing programs you open your favorite terminal and do chmod +x blabla.run then ./blabla.run and things like that.




st.jimmy

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#6 12 years ago

Thanks guys you been a lot of help,where is a good place to download linux as im new to it and dont know much yet.What im doing is im building a new gaming rig, so the one i have now i want to use just for work which is graphics so i was woundering if linux would be good for this.I wouldnt want windows on the hdd aswel like just linux.




Agentlaidlaw

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#7 12 years ago

http://www.distrowatch.com/ is a good place to see all the different kind of distros out there for Linux. I recommend Suse since it kind find hardware very good and is very stable. If you go with Suse get 10.0 since its updated on all the things and all you have to do is just install the Nvidia driver if you have a Nvidia card to get 3D acceleration support.




Kilobyte

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#8 12 years ago

Linux would be good for graphics.

You have the Gimp for image editing, and Blender3D for 3D Rendering. Adobe Photoshop works very good under Wine. Then there is Inkscape, an SVG editor. If you make a lot of banners, or posters, you will appreciate this app. www.inkscape.org www.gimp.org www.blender3d.com

It is not an Apple though. So don't expect anything fancy, such as Adobe Illustrator, or Photoshop CS. Nor is there much along the lines of MSPaint, or atleast not as limited...




Agentlaidlaw

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#9 12 years ago

Tuxpaint is good :)




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#10 12 years ago

The Potato Head editor is better yeltongue.gif




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