100% Linux - Is it possible?
dennis at dragondeveloper.com
Wed Feb 2 21:31:32 UTC 2005
I've gotten Doom3, Quake Arena, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, UT2004 all
to run perfect on a FC3 X86_64 box. I've been without Windows for a year
and a half cold turkey. My wife even made the switch with me!
Scot L. Harris wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 14:38, Pete Choppin wrote:
>>I was just looking for a consensus on this...
>>I have been working with Fedora Core 3 for the past month. My new
>>years resolution was to learn Linux. So far, so good.
>>I created a dual-boot Fedora / Windows XP. I am now seriously
>>considering going completely 100% Linux and dumping my Windows
>>The question is - can you live completely without Windows, or do you
>>sooner or later have to resort to Windows again?
> The simple answer is yes you can live quite well with just Linux.
> The longer answer is that you need to assess the tasks and programs that
> you use on a daily basis and find alternatives for each of those that
> run under linux. But most of the basics are available today. About the
> most glaring omission would be tax software that runs natively under
> linux. And now that Intuit has declared war on linux users by blocking
> mozilla browsers from their web based service they make that job just
> that much more difficult.
> Aside from that the only other thing that you may consider lacking is if
> you play a lot of games. Mind you there are many games available under
> linux and you can get many windows games to work under linux as well,
> just don't be annoyed that the latest and greatest game does not work
> under linux.
> For those that don't play games that much there are very good
> alternatives for everything else.
> I just loaded FC3 on a new tecra m2 and that is the only OS on that
> system. It will be used for work and has all the capabilities I need.
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