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Discussion in 'Random Nonsense' started by allenskd, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Aremis

    Aremis Member

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    There's no such thing as a game OS. That's the same as saying arch is the best terminal OS around, or puppy is the best ramfs os around. I've played skyrim in puppy so obviously that's false. They could have changed some stuff but they want an alienware comp to run the OS. No one with an alienware - maybe me - might install it.
  2. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    You know what I mean... a stripped down distro that has only what you need to play games out-of-the-box.
    You can customize it to your hearts desire or leave it vanilla and just play games.

    I use computers for a lot more than games alone. But it would be cool to have an Operating System that is game ready and only needs the games to be downloaded. I'm hoping this is what SteamOS is. Since they are trying to make it a console competitor, I have a feeling this is their goal.

    Since I have 5 computers for gaming only, this would be a perfect scenario. My 6th machine is my fastest computer for everything else.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    This is exactly what I'm talking about!
    Wow, did you see their list of games that run in Linux?
    http://gamedrift.org/games/games.html

    It is developed by Linos
    How the heck did they test all of those games? How do they support the games?

    I wonder if long-term, SteamOS would get better support because they are a for-profit company.
    Then again, SteamOS won't have Crossover or PlayOnLinux pre-installed.
  5. Aremis

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    Game Drift has been around for years though........
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Nice, thanks for sharing. I never heard of it before.
    I do have a crossover license, so I could try it out and see if games run nicely.
    But you know me... I would rather use PlayOnLinux cause I've been using it all along and love how it works
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    Cedega is built around games
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Yup and uses Wine just like PlayOnLinux, but the latter is free... hence all of my guides.
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    Actually cedega is free last I knew.
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    Since 2006 I've tried so many kinds of Linux distros that I've tried almost every kind of package manager & distro specific settings management that is out there.

    My distro hopping days are over. So unless I find some really interesting new distro I will stick to Manjaro, Arch, Funtoo & Gentoo.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I have never really "hopped" distro's... instead I have decided to stick with one for gaming and one for my server.
    As for my Chromebook, I'm forced to use Ubuntu for now.

    But I did download SteamOS and put it on a flash drive. Now I just need to pop in an extra hard drive and install it.
    Then test some games.
    When it comes to games I don't mind trying something new, but my Mint setup has been extremely satisfying.
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    Arch. Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrch. Wonderful sound isn't it?

    Get arch, use aweomeWM, you have a gaming platform, graphical server platform, and something that you will feel dignified about using. :p
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    Arch. Arrrrrrch. AAAAAArrrrrrrrrrrrcccccccccch. Very tinny.

    Gentooooo. Geeeeeennnnnnnnnnntoooooooooo. Wonderful, woody sound.

    For those of you too young to know what the hell I'm talking about:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gwXJsWHupg

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  14. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I remember Monty Python, but never really thought it was funny. I rarely thought Saturday Night Live was funny either. Mostly dumb.
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    Gentoo gives you 8 miles of stuff to read though :I The logs aren't kept unless you specify to keep them, or at least when I used it.

    I'll keep arch thanx.
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    I happen to own the entire Flying Circus, as well as their movies, on DVD collector boxes. I absolutely love Monty Python.
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    There should be a Monty Python distro. :rolleyes:

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