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Submitted by HanCilliers 1130d ago | opinion piece

Discover gaming on Linux

A DIY guide for first time Linux users looking to get their game on ...

A step by step guide with examples of Linux games for PC (Linux, PC, Tech)

Choc_Salties  +   1130d ago
Very well written article. I'm glad Valve is taking this on. Anyone know how well Ubuntu co-exists with Win8 on a separate partition? I played around with WUBI, but of course would prefer a pure installation
CyberCam  +   1130d ago
This should help you out!
http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2...
schmoe  +   1130d ago
nice! Well written and informative! Good work!!
bosbvok  +   1130d ago
Agreed, really nice written. I've been thinking about trying out the world of Linux gaming, so this is really useful. I was a bit intimidated by the idea, but this lays it out nice and easy!
omni_atlas  +   1130d ago
More Linux games means more games ported to OpenGL which means more mac games.
CyberCam  +   1130d ago
I'm one that's been using linux for a very long time. I presently have,
1x pfSense (FreeBSD) firewall
2x Zentyal & ClearOS (Linux) servers
4x dual booted Win7 & Ubuntu 12.04 (Linux) PC's
1x Hackintosh (Mac 10.8) PC (family Mac)
2x dual booted Win7 & Ubuntu 12.04 (Linux) Laptops.

(and yeah my electric bill is killer every month)

In my family, we use Ubuntu as our primary desktop OS and use Win7 for gaming & other small tasks, the Mac is mainly used for editing & rendering movies. I've taught my 2 daughters (18 & 12) how to fluently use all the OS's and they prefer to use Ubuntu out of the lot.

The girls presently play their Sims, Nancy Drew & Minecraft games on Windows, but they so are looking forward to day they can easily play their games on Ubuntu.

I'm on the Steam Beta and am loving it, I can't wait for more native linux games to be released. For the time being TF2 Beta is a blast to play. Having to mess with M$'s .dll files in Wine over the years has been a pain in arse, so I've just went with Windows. Hopefully, I can do purely Linux in the future.
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hellvaguy  +   1130d ago
Way too much effort for such minimal to zero payout.

Hackintosh, wow just get a pc for half the price and 2-3 times the power. No brainer there, imo.
CyberCam  +   1130d ago
LOL! The Hackintosh is a PC and not an actual Mac. It's actually cost me $800 for the parts. Which includes the OS, yes it's not a pirated version.

BTW, I have my own IT Biz I run from home, that's the reason for the overkill on hadware... lots of testing!

Edit below:
To me it means the other way around.
http://www.hackintosh.com/

What you're talking about is Bootcamp.
https://www.apple.com/suppo...

Cheers!
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hellvaguy  +   1130d ago
Hackintosh usually means an Apple than can boot windows. But glad u can lol at yourself. Ya gotta these days.

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