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Old 09-10-2004, 12:14 PM   #11
aleph_null1
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On the no Linux for games issue:

I run Slackware-current on my main box, with Windows 98 running in a virtual machine. What this means is that I can play all my Windows games with only a fairly minor performance hit -- this box is way overpowered -- and that when Windows crashes, which not just a sometime thing, the box stays up! It just crashes the virtual machine.

Anyway, it's no good for Doom 3 or something that hardcore, but most games run splendidly...
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Old 09-10-2004, 12:20 PM   #12
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Originally posted by aleph_null1:

I run Slackware-current on my main box, with Windows 98 running in a virtual machine. What this means is that I can play all my Windows games with only a fairly minor performance hit -- this box is way overpowered -- and that when Windows crashes, which not just a sometime thing, the box stays up! It just crashes the virtual machine.
I left out emulators cause they often won't run games as well as they would run on windows.

edit: besides would your solution be easy to install?

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Old 09-10-2004, 03:47 PM   #13
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Originally posted by Harkoliar:
celeron would run fine actually for games except for hardcore ones like halflife 2 and doom 3. anyway, like philip said, if you want a computer for gaming, lindows is not for you sadly. i remember that there is several ways for you to run games but its not made for easy programing. just warning ya.

also.. 256 ram?? you can upgrade that right?
yes, you can upgrade it to 2 gb ram....
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Old 09-11-2004, 12:35 AM   #14
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well i was just suggesting 512 ram to 1gig. but its up to you . for running a winxp, i would suggest at LEAST 512.
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