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    Wanting to kick XP out, need some help.


    I've all my life been a diehard linux fan.
    But, recent issues running programs and dual-boots are annoying.

    I'm very interested in SuSe linux and i have just bought i brand new Sony Vaio.
    I want to know a few things if anyone could help me out.

    The only reason i have found not to kick windows out for good i gaming.
    I would like to know if there are any good Windows Emulators (Heard of WineX but i have no clue where to find it (been searching for hours)) that could run games and simply programs. I currently often play World of Warcraft, Steam (Half Life 2 / Counter Strike: Source), and sometimes Rakion. I don't think (haven't looked extensively) that any of thos games have linux versions.

    I am wanting to kick out Windows just because i don't like the slowness at which it runs and all the viruses that come with windows.

    Please help me out.
    Also, for SuSe, I would need a DVD iso, if someone could help me out with that. Either 9.3 or OpenSourceSuSe 10.1.

    Thanks,
    AnarchyCow.

    PS. - Please, I really want to use linux but i just have no way of running those Windows applications.

    PSS - Here are my PC specs as those may help some people..
    Intel Pentium 4, 3.0gHz (2999mHz), with HT. (i think 2mb FSB if i remmeber correct.)
    200 GB SATA HDD
    1GB DDR-3200 RAM (will be adding around another 2 gigs of 3200-3600 soon.)
    ATI Radeon X300 SE PCI-Express, 256 MB hypermemory (128 onboard and 128 shared) running at around 325mHz (GPU at 400mHz).
    And the sound Card is built in and i don't have exact specs quite yet... (sure it will work fine.)

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    Why dont you just dual boot?
    and winex became cedega many years ago
    www.transgaming.com

    it is not free tho i belive the cvs version is

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    yea cedega will work and go to transgaming like the_guy told you. i use the cvs version which is free but from what i hear apperantally if you pay 5$ a month or somehting liek that the real version is pretty good. but aye.. why dont you just dual boot if you want to play games?
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    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/9.3/iso/
    with any luck that should provide the DVD ISO of SuSE 9.3 (my preferred version). if you want SuSE 10 then maybe you should get the FTP ISO from www.opensuse.org
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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    http://www.opensuse.org/Build_a_DVD_from_the_CD-Set - That shows you how to make a DVD out of the CD's. It appears that you need a pre-installed Linux system to do this though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    It appears that you need a pre-installed Linux system to do this though.

    Bryan

    Or a live CD

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    from personal experience, I'd say better not kick out windows totally. It is sometime quite useful. As far as gaming is concerned, I suggest you use windows itself..leave about emulators. Besides, you'd probably have s/w goodies from sony which are most probably windows only.

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    I have left one comp with a partioned hard drive so I can select between Linux and Windows windows is for gaming and dreamweaver as it does not run on Linux Sadly. My site does though so it is all fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by AnarchyCow
    I've all my life been a diehard linux fan.
    But, recent issues running programs and dual-boots are annoying.

    I'm very interested in SuSe linux and i have just bought i brand new Sony Vaio.
    I want to know a few things if anyone could help me out.

    The only reason i have found not to kick windows out for good i gaming.
    I would like to know if there are any good Windows Emulators (Heard of WineX but i have no clue where to find it (been searching for hours)) that could run games and simply programs. I currently often play World of Warcraft, Steam (Half Life 2 / Counter Strike: Source), and sometimes Rakion. I don't think (haven't looked extensively) that any of thos games have linux versions.

    I am wanting to kick out Windows just because i don't like the slowness at which it runs and all the viruses that come with windows.

    Please help me out.
    Also, for SuSe, I would need a DVD iso, if someone could help me out with that. Either 9.3 or OpenSourceSuSe 10.1.

    Thanks,
    AnarchyCow.

    PS. - Please, I really want to use linux but i just have no way of running those Windows applications.

    PSS - Here are my PC specs as those may help some people..
    Intel Pentium 4, 3.0gHz (2999mHz), with HT. (i think 2mb FSB if i remmeber correct.)
    200 GB SATA HDD
    1GB DDR-3200 RAM (will be adding around another 2 gigs of 3200-3600 soon.)
    ATI Radeon X300 SE PCI-Express, 256 MB hypermemory (128 onboard and 128 shared) running at around 325mHz (GPU at 400mHz).
    And the sound Card is built in and i don't have exact specs quite yet... (sure it will work fine.)

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    Smile Linux and windows

    Its possible to get some windows games running under Linux using emulators
    like wine etc. However your graphics card is a low powered one even for
    windows and emulators tend to run games more slowly. Added to that ATI
    cards offer less support under Linux than Nvidia cards. ATI linux drivers if they
    exist seem to be more difficult to install. Your best solution is probably to stay
    with dual boot if the ability to run recent games is important although I doubt
    that your video card is fast enough to run the most recent games even under
    windows.

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