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i have a computer with windows XP that i wasnt to be able to use apple and windows games, does linux support them? also what type of linux is best, im thinking of getting ubuntu.
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  1. rdo197 said:
    i have a computer with windows XP that i wasnt to be able to use apple and windows games, does linux support them? also what type of linux is best, im thinking of getting ubuntu.


    CrossOver supports many non-native gaming apps on Linux.

    Choice of distro depends at least somewhat on your system. Please submit summary of system specs, incl make and model, cpu, RAM and its type; motherboard info would be helpful, too. Laptop or desktop?



    Ubuntu is fine, but not the only distro you can use.
    SuperOS (The old "Super Ubuntu")
    http://hacktolive.org/wiki/Super_OS

    Linux Mint 10 (Debian Edition)
    http://www.linuxmint.com/download_lmde.php

    Zorin OS
    http://zorin-os.webs.com/download.htm
  2. It's a Dell L866r that I am upgrading to a 3.2 ghz processor with 4 gb ram I'm not sure how big the hard drive is
  3. :( Sorry to inform you of this, but the L866r supports a PIII Coppermine up to 997MHz and PC133 SDRAM up to 512MB. You will not be able to do what you stated with the motherboard that came in this machine.

    A P4 machine is what I first thought you meant -- "upgrading to a 3.2 ghz processor with 4 gb ram". After upgrading to the one GHz and 512MB, antiX-M8.5-i686 is one of the better choices for a GNU/Linux OS. Go HERE and bookmark the page -- it is one of the better ones for Linux downloads of all sorts!

    Best wishes and get a later P4 or better to game on! The L866r is good enough for surfing the net (install bastille first thing to get some protection against hackers, though) but not for modern gaming. A good one to learn on!
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