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  1. Koeshi

    Laptop CPU at 65-70C idle

    Before getting to more extreme measures I would recommend taking it apart and clearing dust out of the heatsinks. I have easily seen 10*C improvements by just doing this in the past.
  2. Revised guide with pictures for adding GOG games to Lutris:
  3. Right, if the boot repair guide didn't work (you haven't posted to say that the problem has been resolved), I would suggest chrooting into your install from a live USB and then reinstalling GRUB. This is the guide I have used a few times in the past (admittedly for BIOS not UEFI systems) when I have broken my GRUB install: https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Restore_the_GRUB_Bootloader Bare in mind that the guide there is for Manjaro, so not all of it will be completely applicable (i.e. package manager commands).
  4. While it won't always work, there is a program named debtap that will convert .deb files to .tar.xz for Arch based distros. You will also most likely find that most programs are either in the Manjaro repos or the AUR. In the event that they aren't I tend to find them to be small projects without binary releases who are basically asking you to pull straight from Github.
  5. Well it really isn't practical to link to all the download pages, but here are some of the more newbie-friendly ones: https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop https://linuxmint.com/download.php https://getsol.us/download/ https://manjaro.org/get-manjaro/ https://getfedora.org/en_GB/workstation/download/ This really isn't needed. Much simpler to download something like Etcher or Rufus: https://www.balena.io/etcher/ https://rufus.ie/ From there they simply need to run the program, select the destination USB drive and the ISO file that they want copied to it, then run it. No need for the unnecessary complication of the other programs and most ISOs support a live mode for testing anyway
  6. Proton is the technology that Steam Play uses, so if you follow the steps I gave above for enabling Steam Play and then restart Steam it should be available. You may have to wait for individual Proton version downloads as different games work better with different versions.
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    Questions on Win10 - Linux setup

    You can use live USBs and even install to USB, but you will be bottlenecked by the device in comparison to using something on a SATA connection. As for the partitioning, Windows is perfectly capable of seeing non-Windows partitions, MS just likes to pretend otherwise to prevent compatibility. If you decide you want to get rid of the Linux partition you can use Windows partition manager to delete the Linux partition and then extend the Windows partition back across what will now be "free space".
  8. I like this idea and have some information that I think would be helpful to include for a Linux gaming setup guide: Something about Lutris (game manager for all that you have installed from different sources), it should be available in most distribution default repositories, though I believe Ubuntu and Debian have extra steps that the likes of Arch, Solus and Fedora can skip: https://lutris.net/ Also useful is adding your GOG account to Lutris so that it can handle the download and install for you rather than doing it manually: open Lutris, select the "+" icon in the top-left>select "Import Games...">click on the GOG.com tab>"Connect your account", this will open a login screen for your GOG account. Once you have added it you can then import either some or all of your games into Lutris for it to handle future downloads and installs. How to enable SteamPlay for all games rather than just those that have been officially approved, basically goes like this: select Steam>Settings>Steam Play and make sure that the following boxes are ticked: "Enable Steam Play for supported titles" and "Enable Steam Play for all titles" If you have any questions or issues with how I have phrased things let me know, good luck with what you are doing here
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    Nvidia Drivers suck on Linux

    Yeah pretty much. It sucks but Nvidia doesn't care about Linux so in my experience going to the newer drivers prevents the display server from loading, while the 390 series seem to be solid even if they are older.
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    Questions on Win10 - Linux setup

    Not personally an Ubuntu user but, the Amazon stuff was removed years ago and there is an option for whether you want data collection to be active when you are installing the distro. Ignore this. While OpenBSD (and other BSDs in general) are very good and stable systems for some purposes, if you are new to unix-like systems and interested in gaming this is not a path that you want to go down for now.
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    Experiences with non-techies

    Don't put all the blame on Exchange, its not its fault that Outlook is also a horrendous creaking tower waiting for a breeze to blow it over.
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    Experiences with non-techies

    Well strictly speaking you could connect it and configure it as swap/VRAM space, so it kind of would have more RAM.
  13. Koeshi

    RIP Windows 7-Time for an upgrade.

    I could be wrong, but I think that only works for the various desktop versions (Home, Pro, Enterprise), you can't go from one of them to a server or LTSB version.
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    If Windows had a rival, would you switch?

    Have you been using Server 2016 or 2012? I'll grant that in my experience 2003 and 2008 have been rock solid but 2012 and 2016 fell over if you so much as looked at them funny. I've actually had far less issues with Windows on the desktop than on the server.
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    RIP Windows 7-Time for an upgrade.

    Sadly they do not sell LTSB licenses which is what I am looking for.