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How many people are considering Linux now as a viable gaming option after LTT's video?

How many people are considering Linux now as a viable gaming option after LTT's video?   

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  1. 1. Would you use a Linux distro for your gaming PC?

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14 hours ago, TetraSky said:

Every time I've tried Linux, I've had to use the Terminal within an hour of setting it up because I had to do something that wasn't possible through the GUI.... Or because the GUI didn't recognize my monitor's resolution and had to manually add it through the terminal... or to install something that wasn't in the repository... or...

 

It might be fine if all you do is browse the internet and do not much else, but the moment you try to do anything remotely "advanced", you need the terminal. I hate this. Even if there's plenty of just "copy and paste this and it will work", it's annoying and sometimes you need to really search to find that piece of info.

At least .deb installs for many applications outside the repository are a thing nowadays... but so many app developers just don't bother and assume you want/know how, to compile from source.

 

So quite frankly, as long as there is still such a heavy reliance on the terminal to do mundane tasks, it will never go mainstream.

But I might consider it if there was a distro where literally everything you could possible need/want for gaming was already built-in, with driver support and what not... and didn't look like it came straight out of 1995.

You don't need the terminal. I am pretty sure I can replicate many of your so called "anything advance" with GUI click. Although if you wish to use command line only softwares, of course you will end up using the terminal. 


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I ran linux ubuntu for a while , for me it became a point of needing to fully embrace it and dive in learn how to navigate it through much effort or go back to windows which is a OS i know which is a OS i do know command lines for if needed its a OS i can mostly just use without issues. 

 

Now that's mostly farmiluratiy sometimes i wish i was raised using linux and had switched to windows later on so i could use both equally. 

Because there is much you can do free in linux that is quite expensive in windows on the tech and creative side of things. 

 

But that's not how it is for me , linux seemed like a lot of effort perhaps too much just to become as competent as i currently am in the windows platform which wouldnt get me to where i wanted to be and what i wanted to do with it anyways. 

 

For me there's just too many hurdles to go over to get to a competency i'd like, And I just dont have that much free time anymore for such endeavors.  


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2 hours ago, Chunchunmaru_ said:

And again, if you dislike Windows, in supported setups yes, I already covered those in my last response

EDIT: I can also think more about NTFS fragmentation, cost, speed (better file system, optimized file systems for ssd's, etc), windows updates, file managers, installation methods and the possibility to customize your desktop setup to maximize productivity

You don't necessarily have to like it if it isn't suitable for you but is for others

so in other word, linux doesn't really offer any much better performance in gaming and a pain in the arese to set up to do the things you need it to do so you're better off just sticking to what ever you're using unless you have bunch of spare time to trouble shoots stuff. 

PS not really saying you are wrong, just talking from a perspective of a person who couldn't be bothered to switch to a whole new OS, hence my original comment

Will it make my life any easier ? No? .......then no.. i was answering the OP. 


 

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31 minutes ago, Rohith_Kumar_Sp said:

so in other word, linux doesn't really offer any much better performance in gaming and a pain in the arese to set up to do the things you need it to do so you're better off just sticking to what ever you're using unless you have bunch of spare time to trouble shoots stuff. 

PS not really saying you are wrong, just talking from a perspective of a person who couldn't be bothered to switch to a whole new OS, hence my original comment

Will it make my life any easier ? No? .......then no.. i was answering the OP. 

There is no troubleshooting at all when using lutris or steam play tbh, as for gaming performance the DXVK project is still in development and had it's first actual release after being an alpha 1 month ago, and in the future will probably have in-par performance or even better given since the translation from an high level API to low level one could offer technically better performance (note that dxvk works even on Windows and in some games performs even better than directx11) and it's already the case for a bunch of games

I'm not a full Linux user either tbh even though I use it from 11 years, I have to say only the latest 3 or 4 had the biggest advance in features, I always used it for the 80% of my work (it was 60 before DXVK was released since I exclusively gamed on Windows since then) and it definitely makes my life easier even though the hassle of dual booting for what personally do, since you did not was more specific about what you do with your PC rather than just gaming, I don't know what to say tbh, I guess ok since you was answering to OP

Since also I got a 1060 and a 144hz monitor, having 150 fps rather than 160 on a game that I would set to low graphic settings even on windows, for example doesn't touch me that much even if the performance would be in par with Windows in the future

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8 hours ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

Manjaro then. Got my games up and running without touching the terminal. Everything just worked through the GUI with no hassle. I didn't go much deeper as I just aimed to try it out but it had a no terminal experience, looked great and was easy to navigate :)

 

Will give it a try through a VM. I've mostly ever used Mint and Ubuntu and both were pretty meh experiences.

 

Edit : Great, first hurdle, there's 12 different editions to download... Who has time to try all of them to know which one they prefer...


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5 minutes ago, TetraSky said:

Will give it a try through a VM. I've mostly ever used Mint and Ubuntu and both were pretty meh experiences.

 

Edit : Great, first hurdle, there's 12 different editions to download... Who has time to try all of them to know which one they prefer...

I'd go for Cinnamon as that's the nicest desktop imo. 


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1 minute ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

I'd go for Cinnamon as that's the nicest desktop imo. 

Apparently there's a spin-off called "Manjaro : Gaming Edition" or mGAMe for short...
 

Will try both Cinnamon and that one I guess. Thanks.


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I'll put it this way: if for some reason I have to either build a new PC or just reinstall my OS, I'll use Linux. The thing is that, for me anyway, reinstalling 40+GB of programs and nearly a terabyte of games for only a handful of benefits (in the short term, anyway) just isn't worth it (and this is assuming that I can find alternative programs for stuff that's Windows-only and I don't have to deal with obscure errors or minor annoyances).


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On 4/11/2019 at 4:09 AM, Turtle Rig said:

Its not a real thing.  Linux cant run games for crap and if they do its going to be a low low fps.  Unix is like mac,, for dummies, Also MAC OS it based off linux.  If you take away the command line switches and all that jazz, unix is a simple ugly no control over OS.

 

 

MacOS is UNIX-based. Both MacOS and Linux can run games quite well, relative to their hardware (On Integrated graphics chipsets, MacOS performs better than Windows for certain games). 

 

Please get an education. 

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So I'm trying to configure Pop!OS on my laptop (slowly but surely) so that I can test the feasibility of running Linux on my desktop, because currently, my biggest worries are:

 

1) Gaming, a fairly obvious one, but I'm more curious the extent of the affect Linux will have on my primary games, namely Overwatch. I expect a performance hit but I'm hoping it's within the negligible range I already have capped off in Overwatch, combined with my concern about it affecting things like input latency. Ideally, I'm hoping Pop!OS is as competitively viable as Windows install or within a margin of it.

 

2) Recording software like ShadowPlay. Not a massive point for me but I like having it enabled.

 

3) By consequence of the former, editing software. I would need to replace Vegas 14, but it's not a huge deal, I just like having it available.

 

4) Specific Microsoft apps like the Office suite. I only need it for a little while longer and I don't like the idea of having to dual boot to swap operating systems a couple times every day just to use it.

 

I really want to get more comfortable with Linux regardless of whether or not I daily it, but hey if I can daily it, sweet.


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Were all over the place on this thread lol,  Guys there is no way to run a dx11 game dx12 , and if  your oging to make it work with wine or that other one I cant come up with, your gonna have issues with the game the audio graphics etc,,,, you can chug along and play it but for what ?  Windows all the way!  I like WIndows 10 ever since they started doing major upgrades every six months.


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18 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

Were all over the place on this thread lol,  Guys there is no way to run a dx11 game dx12 , and if  your oging to make it work with wine or that other one I cant come up with, your gonna have issues with the game the audio graphics etc,,,, you can chug along and play it but for what ?  Windows all the way!  I like WIndows 10 ever since they started doing major upgrades every six months.

You have shown in this thread on so many occasions that you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about that it's becoming painful.

 

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1 hour ago, Suika said:

So I'm trying to configure Pop!OS on my laptop (slowly but surely) so that I can test the feasibility of running Linux on my desktop, because currently, my biggest worries are:

 

1) Gaming, a fairly obvious one, but I'm more curious the extent of the affect Linux will have on my primary games, namely Overwatch. I expect a performance hit but I'm hoping it's within the negligible range I already have capped off in Overwatch, combined with my concern about it affecting things like input latency. Ideally, I'm hoping Pop!OS is as competitively viable as Windows install or within a margin of it.

Some sites to see for compatibility:

https://www.protondb.com/
https://appdb.winehq.org/
https://lutris.net/

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2) Recording software like ShadowPlay. Not a massive point for me but I like having it enabled.

ShadowPlay isn't on Linux, however OBS (Open Broadcast Software) is and is well supported.

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3) By consequence of the former, editing software. I would need to replace Vegas 14, but it's not a huge deal, I just like having it available.

Krita and Gimp would do well for images, while videos you'll find Kdenlive, Davinci Resolve,and Cinelerra GG should fill it.

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4) Specific Microsoft apps like the Office suite. I only need it for a little while longer and I don't like the idea of having to dual boot to swap operating systems a couple times every day just to use it.

 

I really want to get more comfortable with Linux regardless of whether or not I daily it, but hey if I can daily it, sweet.

That would be more of a sore spot, older versions of the Office suite work well and a bunch of their apps have a web version though. (See section 1 on seeing for Windows compatibility)


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