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Offline Grimmy

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Ok, so my roommate just told me kinda a bit about the new Windows 10 coming out. Apparently anything before Windows 10 will be obsolete and idk...not work (?) some time after 10 comes out (end of July). I'm using Windows 7 currently, and I looked at some of the new features for Windows 10 and I'm not impressed, I'd much rather stick to 7. Roomie says that when 10 comes out and he can't use his current OS then he's switching to Linux, but isn't that hard to play games on? Or can you even play games at all on Linux? I don't know anything about it. Even if I did choose to get Windows 10, apparently there's gonna be usage costs. So at first you can get it free for 1yr, then they'll start making you pay for it =/ Something like that.

I guess I'm just kinda curious as to what you guys will be doing when Windows 10 takes over. And since I might have to switch to Linux, anyone know anything about it? :P
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Offline Ħǎᵯɨɖ ᴙ€ᵶⱥ

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Linux is bestttttttttttttttttt trust me

Offline Harry

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Linux is easy to play games on. I played EPW on there for over a year. :rolleyes:

Vegas

Windows 10 will be free if you got a windows 7 license. DX 12 will be Windows 10 exclusive from what I heard so there's no point in not upgrading

Offline Ormin

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Having or not having to pay for usage, you can
still benefit from knowing how to use Linux.

There are several distributions, which means
different publishers pack different things
together. They are trying to make it as easy,
or as small, or as powerful as possible.
By their opinion.

Some distributions are free, others are not.
For example, Red Hat you have to pay,
Mepis you don't, Ubuntu you don't pay
but can buy support, and so on.

There is comprehensive list of Linux distributions
on Wikipedia.

I would recommend to start with Ubuntu,
and later stay on it, or switch to Debian
or whatever else can make you happier.

Buy cheap separate hard disk for your
desktop, remove Windows HDD and
install Ubuntu on new drive.
No need for big new drive, buy some
refurbished, couple of hundreds of GB
will suffice.

That way you will switch drives (yes, it is
a big hassle) for each OS and make sure
your Windows is safe, and all your data,
while you experiment with Linux.

When need Windows, do it, when learn
Linux do whatever you want, the worst
thing that may happen is to wipe off the
Linux drive and install all over again.

How to switch drives can find on YouTube,
or in some good HDD Drawer manual.

Offline Harry

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Having or not having to pay for usage, you can
still benefit from knowing how to use Linux.

There are several distributions, which means
different publishers pack different things
together. They are trying to make it as easy,
or as small, or as powerful as possible.
By their opinion.

Some distributions are free, others are not.
For example, Red Hat you have to pay,
Mepis you don't, Ubuntu you don't pay
but can buy support, and so on.

There is comprehensive list of Linux distributions
on Wikipedia.

I would recommend to start with Ubuntu,
and later stay on it, or switch to Debian
or whatever else can make you happier.

Buy cheap separate hard disk for your
desktop, remove Windows HDD and
install Ubuntu on new drive.
No need for big new drive, buy some
refurbished, couple of hundreds of GB
will suffice.

That way you will switch drives (yes, it is
a big hassle) for each OS and make sure
your Windows is safe, and all your data,
while you experiment with Linux.

When need Windows, do it, when learn
Linux do whatever you want, the worst
thing that may happen is to wipe off the
Linux drive and install all over again.

How to switch drives can find on YouTube,
or in some good HDD Drawer manual.
Ubuntu is most user friendly, yes. But it's falling behind other ones. elementary os looks pretty decent right now, and if I went back, that's what I would go for.

Offline Grimmy

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Oh, so you can play games on Linux? Ugh then why does my roomie seem to think it doesn't really work out *rolls eyes*. Guess I'll look into that myself. Pretty much, yea, I was just worried about my gaming capabilities hahaha

Also...silly me >.> So I saw that Windows 10 was coming out end of July, and I immediately assumed that's when I'd have to change OS. So I was kinda freaking out, wondering what I should switch to. But I just googled "Windows 7 support life" and turns out I can keep using my 7 until 2020. haha. Hmm >.>
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Offline Shazadi

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I would recommend to start with Ubuntu
Yup tried that once ... ended up formating all HDD and 2 days after trying recover data!
Lucy my lovely wifu! <3

Offline IMN666

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i shall refer you to the only guide for computers you will ever need http://theoatmeal.com/blog/fix_computer

LillySatou

PWI will be compatible with windows 10, no changes are needed.

Offline exe626

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why do you hate your enter key?
why are you advocating gnu/linux on a forum for a private server for a dead video game?
why are you using gnu/linux as a desktop os?

Offline Shazadi

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why do you hate your enter key?
why are you advocating gnu/linux on a forum for a private server for a dead video game?
why are you using gnu/linux as a desktop os?
Too many "why". As far as i know, everyone is free to use what OS they want. Now lets see ... i prefer XP but then it got old. So don't get me wrong, is an opinion only.
Lucy my lovely wifu! <3

Vegas

Oh, so you can play games on Linux? Ugh then why does my roomie seem to think it doesn't really work out *rolls eyes*. Guess I'll look into that myself. Pretty much, yea, I was just worried about my gaming capabilities hahaha

Also...silly me >.> So I saw that Windows 10 was coming out end of July, and I immediately assumed that's when I'd have to change OS. So I was kinda freaking out, wondering what I should switch to. But I just googled "Windows 7 support life" and turns out I can keep using my 7 until 2020. haha. Hmm >.>
Windows 10 is superior to windows 7, why don't you want to upgrade? It's free lol. And yes you can run games on linux but most of the games don't run natively because linux uses openGL instead of directx. PW is a directx 8 game so you would need something like wine to run it and I'm not sure how big the perfomance loss would be. 

Offline Zhake

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Everything will still work. Generally, windows has always been good about backwards compatibility, and upgrading to windows 10 isn't much different from windows 7 -> windows 8 :-X

Source: The windows 10 preview build I'm running on.

Offline Ormin

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why do you hate your enter key?
why are you advocating gnu/linux on a forum for a private server for a dead video game?
why are you using gnu/linux as a desktop os?
Some people hate text walls, so I make
my lines shorter and easier to read.

I'm not advocating Linux, I'm answering
to those who already asked to using it.

I was using Linux as desktop OS in companies where I worked
to safely backup Windows partitions, and to increase comp
protection against Windows viruses.

At home I will use Win 10.
And Linux to backup Win disk
instead of paying reinstallation
when one-year-free expires.

Unless make more money and move
completely to Mac. LOL