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Linux distro for web / gaming

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by [Death], Dec 31, 2019.

  1. [Death]

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 17, 2005

    Posts: 1,383

    Location: Gloucester, UK

    Hey all, been using ubuntu 16.10 for last few weeks, not tried linux before but i have already swapped my laptop to it, compared to windows its a whole better world.

    i do coding in lua / c# , terminal seems easy enough once syntax is down.

    Now ive not tried any other distros at all upto now, What is everyones goto for gaming? i know the compatibility issues etc, ive got lintus / steam and wine on ubuntu but looking for a more all in one that has most stuff preinstalled or on their own repos etc.

    what do you all use and why?
     
  2. pete910

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 3, 2013

    Posts: 2,596

    Whats your specs ?

    If AMD GPU or ryzen CPU go rolling distro

    I would go Manjaro as a simple install and go

    Also Manjaro being Arch based has very little not available

    Tbh even if intel/nvidia I'd still go Manjaro
     
  3. [Death]

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 17, 2005

    Posts: 1,383

    Location: Gloucester, UK

    specs in sig, 9900k, 32gb ram, 2080ti :)

    thanks for the advice, ill take a look at that one !

    happy new year :)
     
  4. [Death]

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 17, 2005

    Posts: 1,383

    Location: Gloucester, UK

    loving xce, seems alot less clunky over ubuntu, also all the apps seem up to date on the repos!
     
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  5. stuie

    Mobster

    Joined: May 29, 2012

    Posts: 3,049

    Location: Dorset

    pop os seems to be the go to for gaming
     
  6. Bluecube

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 20, 2011

    Posts: 1,782

    I always end up using Mint. It’s a straight forward usable distro that makes it easy to install proprietary drivers if needed. The repos are pretty comprehensive too (uses the Ubuntu repos) so anything that’s not installed by default is usually only a click away.
     
  7. Rackerz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 6, 2007

    Posts: 1,543

    Location: Portsmouth

    Vote for Pop OS here. Easy to get going.
     
  8. pete910

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 3, 2013

    Posts: 2,596

    :o:o:o:o
     
  9. TangoEchoAlpha

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 13, 2016

    Posts: 781

    Location: UK

    It's been a long time since I've touched Unix or Linux - last time it was the latter, I was playing around with Ubuntu Dapper Drake :eek:

    I've got Pop OS installed with a Ryzen 3400G - downloaded the Intel/AMD release as opposed to the NVidia bundle, installed Steam and earlier this afternoon, was using Lutris to install and play Warframe:

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    :D

    Now about to try the Batman TellTale games via Proton and yesterday was playing native Euro Truck Simulator 2, although that did struggle with the APU.
     
  10. wiiija

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,301

    Location: Northants

    I'm a strong advocate for PopOS! (even though it refuses to work on my current laptop), its just a really polished distro imo.
     
  11. pete910

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 3, 2013

    Posts: 2,596

    Warframe runs sweet in wine/lutris, It's one of games where the devs actively fix/make sure it works in Linux