After looking at a few games I wished to buy for my PC, I was distressed to find out they do not support 98. But, I have very little desire to install the evil that is 2000 or XP. So, the logical conclusion seems to be Linux.
But, I am not sure HOW Linux is compatible with higher-end OS games, or even if it is… or which version to get, for that matter.
Should I go for Linux, or swallow my bile and install XP?
And i would have to agree with TD and Pie (though they dont use the system >_>) that if the sole reason you are looking at it is for games, dont use it. Its not easy to use, if you are a complete n00b, going linux only can be really hard.
It is possible to play games on linux, yes. Of course there are the emulators like wine and winex, which work perfectly fine, and can run every windows game imaginable, but it is not as simple as playing/installing games on windows.
There also linux remakes of most popular games.
But the bottom line is that linux is a workstation os, not a game os. So just use XP. I doubt if you would have the patience and deteremination it takes to get the system running smoothly, and the time it takes to get used to a completely different OS anyway. Just keep on being a microsoft sheep.
I don’t use Linux, but I’ve worked a little bit with it on a few occasions, have had to suffer through Wert a lot more than most people (timezone and all) and have been tinkering a bit with the idea of a dual boot (though I’m terribly lazy, so that most likely will never happen).
I think Min Sprecifations for Quake was Linux is a was a P166 when the Windows/dos was 486-66MHz (I had one and and a 486-33Mhz Btw).
My Assumtion I have Linux is a Free OS when you don’t want windows, I heard it’s easier to Program in Linux. I’ve Been tempted to Install Redhat several occations. But I Never used Linux or Unix, (or Be OS (I’ve got free ver of it too)).