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    A total and utter complete newbe, Hi


    Hello, My eyes are opening to a "different OS" Shock horror!

    A day in the life of me, wake up, computer on, (yes, no breakfast) BSOD! then another one just for fun i guess, then updates, then restart, blah blah blah......

    The point is by the time i actually get to use my computer Quite some time has passed, I think you have guessed that i'm a victim of pre-installed OS Syndrome?

    I have got the seventh number of a double glazed glass found in most homes, (trying to keep it nice lol) to find its under 23GB in size? Honestly am i REALLY the only one on this plannet to find this size OS a bit big just to re-write my C.V.?

    Well searching the net, i think not! I came here and read a few things... and, to be honest, i dont have a clue what your all talking about, But i'm willing to learn.

    The main problem is i like my retro games, D2, X3TC, MW3, sims and the like, Am i right in understanding you can install an "emulator" can i still keep my games?

    I have been looking at something simple like pclinuxos as i cant code or script yet, but even this looks demanding with its 10GB hhd space and Better than hd4000 graphics card.
    so i'm thinking ubuntu???

    Any help and/or guideance would be so great as i'm trying to "look before i leap"

    meny thanks
    a nooooooooooob!

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    Hello and Welcome!

    Ubuntu or Mint are usually quite easy to use for those that are making the switch. Most hardware is supported, and works auto-magically. No extra work required.
    I also recommend them because you can test them out with a live session before you install. Meaning you get to take a look at the layout, make sure that your hardware works properly and gt a look at the software that comes with the system.
    If you like what you see, you can then choose to install to your hard drive. And if you want to keep Windows around for a while, kinda like a safety net, you can setup a dual-boot system.

    By the way, Wine is the emulator you were talking about. And I play Diablo 2 in it regularly.
    Thee is an App database that you can look at to see if your games are listed to run: WineHQ - Wine Application Database
    Jay

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