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    What is the best Linux system for Internet gaming (ex: Runescape)


    Hi, i dont play runescape because i think its dumb but my friend was wondering what the fastest linux system is that can play runescape the fastest??
    You see, he has already tried Ubuntu, Backtrack, and kUbuntu and he says on his computer its kinda old so he wants to know the lightest and fastest linux brand

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    Welcome to LinuxForums!

    Fastest is hard to define. It depends on hardware (RAM, CPU, GFX card), and on what DE/WM you are running (KDE, Unity, IceWM).

    What are the specs of the computer in question?
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    Reply to my specs:

    Im currently running Backtrack 5 R2

    Ram/Memory: bout 790mb
    CPU Processor: 2.9 ghz x2
    Graphics: built in Intel Pentinium4
    Computer was built for WindowsXP

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    To be honest, I don't know much about BackTrack.
    The RAM would be the limiting factor here.
    So, depending on your knowledge/experience, you might want to try a minimal installation to reduce the memory usage.
    You could also consider a minimal install of Slackware or Debian proper. Get the base system, install only what you need.

    antiX comes to mind as a low resource Debian-based distro that should do okay for you.
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    I tried formatting my usb and putting lubuntu on it but i cant load usb when i boot from USB. it ways boot error

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    I've not installed or booted from USB very often, so my advice will be limited. But we do have members who are quite experienced with that.
    Could you post the exact errors that you are getting? Is the drive working for all other purposes?
    Your BIOS is set to boot from USB, right?

    How did you try to install Lubuntu?
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
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    I always use unetbootin to create my bootable usb keys. It only fails when I forget to format the key first.

    If you want to go extremely light then have a look at CrunchBang or Bodhi, both idle at about 60MB ram. Of the two Bodhi is probably slightly more beginner friendly but personally I'd recommend CrunchBang as I don't like the Enlightenment window manager.
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