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so iv been getting a lot of shit for using windows(currently windows 10) . everyone says that linux is the best and windows sucks, and im just like ok... what the fuck. pros/cons? iv used windows my whole life, i like it and everything has always worked, no problems. so is linux faster and better in everything(someone told me that linux can use all of your cores, the guy who said that has 8core and he said it was a beast in gaming because linux makes it use all the cores, but that just sounds like bs).

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Holy shit. The Linux fanboying is strong. Yes, Linux has been able to use 8+ cores more efficiently longer than Windows has but now, Windows 10 can.

He's trying to get his fanboy into you.

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The guy who told you this is:

  1. An idiot
  2. A Troll. 

 

Windows 10 is fantastic, OS X is fantastic, Linux is great - but like OS X, not overly great for gaming. 

no the guy who told me is my (friend). he was serious, altho hes the kind of guy who thinks hes always right in everything and others opinions/actual knowledge is irrelevant.

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Pros for Linux compared to Windows? Almost everything, except that you might or might not spend tens of hours on trying to solve problems that might occur with it, and games usually run easier on Windows. 

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no the guy who told me is my (friend). he was serious, altho hes the kind of guy who thinks hes always right in everything and others opinions/actual knowledge is irrelevant.

 

I just remembered that I have a friend like this. I just nod, say yes, and then ignore. 

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The way he said it makes him sound like a fanboy.

 

But honestly the people who say that each os has its place are the same people who never leave their windows cave.

 

For gaming the only place windows has is with the AAA games because most indie devs will usually make a linux port.

The other place windows has is the adobe creation software. There are alternatives but people tend go with the adobe ones for reasons I personally don't understand. But to each their own on that.

 

In my experience with linux so far it has everything else I need. And no it doesn't take hours to solve a problem. It consists of the same procedure you would use on windows. Type problem into google > look at a couple of links  > find answer.

 

Its more an experience that you will have to go through yourself though. Its a different environment so it will take you a bit to learn how to navigate but once you do it will be a great time.

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The way he said it makes him sound like a fanboy.

 

But honestly the people who say that each os has its place are the same people who never leave their windows cave.

 

For gaming the only place windows has is with the AAA games because most indie devs will usually make a linux port.

The other place windows has is the adobe creation software. There are alternatives but people tend go with the adobe ones for reasons I personally don't understand. But to each their own on that.

 

In my experience with linux so far it has everything else I need. And no it doesn't take hours to solve a problem. It consists of the same procedure you would use on windows. Type problem into google > look at a couple of links  > find answer.

 

Its more an experience that you will have to go through yourself though. Its a different environment so it will take you a bit to learn how to navigate but once you do it will be a great time.

well i really like windows, i like the windows 10 it gives it a new feel. i feel no need to come out of the "windows cave" , the bottom line is that os x, windows or linux should all be pretty fking good operating systems, i think there is no reason to trash any of them.

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well i really like windows, i like the windows 10 it gives it a new feel. i feel no need to come out of the "windows cave" , the bottom line is that os x, windows or linux should all be pretty fking good operating systems, i think there is no reason to trash any of them.

I respect your decision man even if I don't personally agree. Just thought I would give my own stance since the guys above were also borderline fanboying. They didn't give any examples. Its better to have a viewpoint from both sides.

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I respect your decision man even if I don't personally agree. Just thought I would give my own stance since the guys above were also borderline fanboying. They didn't give any examples. Its better to have a viewpoint from both sides.

thats what im after, i want to know different opinions. do all the games work on linux(basically all games ever made are for windows(yeah i think you can say that)), i just play with my computer, and i might try linux but i think there might be issues with drivers, games, or some programs we use in college. do all games work in linux just as fine? and if all basic games work, do then for example modded minecraft work on linux?

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thats what im after, i want to know different opinions. do all the games work on linux(basically all games ever made are for windows(yeah i think you can say that)), i just play with my computer, and i might try linux but i think there might be issues with drivers, games, or some programs we use in college. do all games work in linux just as fine? and if all basic games work, do then for example modded minecraft work on linux?

The best way to determine this would probably be set up a quick VM load up steam and check which of you library games support linux. Most triple A ones won't.

 

And yes its unfortunate but most games are developed in windows with that in mind first. Even though it is easier to develop the game for linux then port and optimize the game for windows then it is to start on windows and port the game afterwards to linux. This is because closed source and unsupported libraries get used on windows and then they have to be switched when they want to port to linux. When you start with open libraries they are usually much easier to get working on windows.

 

Drivers can sometimes be a bit of a mess especially with extremely new hardware. In my experience lots of stuff like network adapters and usb drivers are actually already built into the mainline kernel.

 

I have no clue about you college stuff but minecraft is made using java and runs in java so yes all mods and all that stuff will work in linux. I actually had better performance in linux when I still played and was using 180+ mods. Mostly due to linux using much less resources in the background then windows. But this will usually be game specific.

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The way he said it makes him sound like a fanboy.

 

But honestly the people who say that each os has its place are the same people who never leave their windows cave.

 

For gaming the only place windows has is with the AAA games because most indie devs will usually make a linux port.

The other place windows has is the adobe creation software. There are alternatives but people tend go with the adobe ones for reasons I personally don't understand. But to each their own on that.

 

In my experience with linux so far it has everything else I need. And no it doesn't take hours to solve a problem. It consists of the same procedure you would use on windows. Type problem into google > look at a couple of links  > find answer.

 

Its more an experience that you will have to go through yourself though. Its a different environment so it will take you a bit to learn how to navigate but once you do it will be a great time.

Well that's from my experience now, Google proved to be of no use in some things. But yes, I was exaggerating a bit. Sure it ain't a walk in the park either though. One of the things that made it interesting for me at least..

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Both have their uses, but one is not specifically superior than the other. I prefer Linux, but despite that I usually boot into W10 for my games. 

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The best way to determine this would probably be set up a quick VM load up steam and check which of you library games support linux. Most triple A ones won't.

 

And yes its unfortunate but most games are developed in windows with that in mind first. Even though it is easier to develop the game for linux then port and optimize the game for windows then it is to start on windows and port the game afterwards to linux. This is because closed source and unsupported libraries get used on windows and then they have to be switched when they want to port to linux. When you start with open libraries they are usually much easier to get working on windows.

 

Drivers can sometimes be a bit of a mess especially with extremely new hardware. In my experience lots of stuff like network adapters and usb drivers are actually already built into the mainline kernel.

 

I have no clue about you college stuff but minecraft is made using java and runs in java so yes all mods and all that stuff will work in linux. I actually had better performance in linux when I still played and was using 180+ mods. Mostly due to linux using much less resources in the background then windows. But this will usually be game specific.

basically all games are developed in windows because about 80% of pcs and laptops in the world run windows os. about 50% is windows 7. linux is 1.5%

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Windows is good if you Avoid using it on the Internett, I use Windows only for gaming Ubuntu all the way its way better mostly... (Not at everything windows is A good secondary OS along Linux)

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basically all games are developed in windows because about 80% of pcs and laptops in the world run windows os. about 50% is windows 7. linux is 1.5%

Oh I know. I'm just saying it sucks because its easier to port from linux to windows instead of the other way around.

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