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Should I shell out the money for Windows, or go with Linux?

Hello all, I am currently in the planning phase of building my gaming desktop! I am just thinking ahead, and wanted to ask a very important question: Pay for Windows 7 or get Linux for free?
A couple of concerns I had for going for Linux:
Support of Drivers?
Game Availability?
Performance?
Compatibility?
If Linux lacks a majority of the above, I would be willing to buy Windows. Please get back to me soon with answers and recommendations!

P.S. If you want to see what parts I am planning to use, check here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1850271/building-gaming-desktop-recommendations-questions.html
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    games is the biggest issue with linux. If Valve can get dev's on board with steamOS, maybe in a few years their will be linux games, but for now, if you want to game any good, new games, it's Windows or bust.
  2. n00b82 said:
    Hello all, I am currently in the planning phase of building my gaming desktop! I am just thinking ahead, and wanted to ask a very important question: Pay for Windows 7 or get Linux for free?
    A couple of concerns I had for going for Linux:
    Support of Drivers?
    Game Availability?
    Performance?
    Compatibility?
    If Linux lacks a majority of the above, I would be willing to buy Windows. Please get back to me soon with answers and recommendations!

    P.S. If you want to see what parts I am planning to use, check here:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1850271/building-gaming-desktop-recommendations-questions.html


    Pay for Windows and get the features all you want and will want.
  3. Akashdeep said:
    n00b82 said:
    Hello all, I am currently in the planning phase of building my gaming desktop! I am just thinking ahead, and wanted to ask a very important question: Pay for Windows 7 or get Linux for free?
    A couple of concerns I had for going for Linux:
    Support of Drivers?
    Game Availability?
    Performance?
    Compatibility?
    If Linux lacks a majority of the above, I would be willing to buy Windows. Please get back to me soon with answers and recommendations!

    P.S. If you want to see what parts I am planning to use, check here:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1850271/building-gaming-desktop-recommendations-questions.html


    Pay for Windows and get the features all you want and will want.


    That's what I was thinking. I would like to see Linux grow into something big, but for now, Its best to go Windows.
  4. Akashdeep said:
    n00b82 said:
    Hello all, I am currently in the planning phase of building my gaming desktop! I am just thinking ahead, and wanted to ask a very important question: Pay for Windows 7 or get Linux for free?
    A couple of concerns I had for going for Linux:
    Support of Drivers?
    Game Availability?
    Performance?
    Compatibility?
    If Linux lacks a majority of the above, I would be willing to buy Windows. Please get back to me soon with answers and recommendations!

    P.S. If you want to see what parts I am planning to use, check here:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1850271/building-gaming-desktop-recommendations-questions.html


    Pay for Windows and get the features all you want and will want.


    That's what I was thinking. I would like to see Linux grow into something big, but for now, Its best to go Windows.
  5. n00b82 said:
    Akashdeep said:
    n00b82 said:
    Hello all, I am currently in the planning phase of building my gaming desktop! I am just thinking ahead, and wanted to ask a very important question: Pay for Windows 7 or get Linux for free?
    A couple of concerns I had for going for Linux:
    Support of Drivers?
    Game Availability?
    Performance?
    Compatibility?
    If Linux lacks a majority of the above, I would be willing to buy Windows. Please get back to me soon with answers and recommendations!

    P.S. If you want to see what parts I am planning to use, check here:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1850271/building-gaming-desktop-recommendations-questions.html


    Pay for Windows and get the features all you want and will want.


    That's what I was thinking. I would like to see Linux grow into something big, but for now, Its best to go Windows.


    Actually Linux was build for server(web) purpose, not for home/desktop use.

    Some argue over it, but the fact is Linux is not the good choice for desktop use.
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