Originally Posted by DarkWolf
Will do. Not really a big gamer myself. But would like to run WoW, Generals, and Neverwinter Nights.
I'm gonna check out Knoppix to make sure I can get it working with my network (which may eventually be switched over at a later date), and get refamiliarized with Linux, as it's been about 6 years since I've used it. I'm just not sure which distro I want to go with. I like Red Hat for their rpm system (and it's what I used 6 years ago), and I know Mandrake uses rpm's as well, while Debian has their own package installer system.
I'm kinda torn between RH, Mandrake, Suse, and Debian... pro's and con's of each, anyone that's used 'em?
I run all three of those games... NWN has a native linux client, WOW works on the latest cedega version... and Generals works with cedega (and wine i think).. but it is not the greatest. Just pm when you need a copy and I will send it to your gmail or something
EDIT: as for the sitro's I've tried them all and I like slackware (obviously
) I always try out other distro's but slackware is the one that just always has worked for me.
Redhat/Fedora - great beginner setup, lots of wizards for different things.
Mandrake - Same as above, has the best installer available in linux period
Suse, very bloated distro has every package you could possibly want, is compatable with Radeon and NVIDIA cards out of the box
debian - I never really liked debian... used it for a about 3-4 days.
Slackware - simple setup, but a little more difficult to tackle.. this is a source distro so most everything needs to be compiled for source or distrbuted in tgz format which is a simple install.. it does not check for dependencies when installing packages.