Which Linux distribution are you currently using? And if you are currently gaming using Linux, what are you playing?
Awesome, thanks erin.maiorino for this.
I have a 10 gig partition on my storage disk for elementary OS as a backup OS.
I would but I haven't used it enough to be well accustomed
to it and I don't want to spend the time to get used to it.
I loaded Ubuntu once on a VM but never got around to play with it. Also, I played with the Raspberry Pi 2 for a bit.
I have openSUSE installed on my "Linux Fun Box", but it's just for playing around with Linux, not so much for games. OK, I installed Frozen Bubble, but that's only a 2D game, so maybe it doesn't count.
I have been using Unbuntu for money and profit.
Without the last two parts.
usually i take Lubuntu -> LXDE Ubuntu
Ubuntu on my Eee PC.
trying out the gentoo variant , funtoo - because i have a 390x that keeps freezing in ubuntu ... going for the vanilla kernel. which panics.. so , im a litlle out of luck.
I use a modified version of Ubuntu Called Ultimate Edition Linux for my main OS and only use Win 10 for games because of the Lack of drivers for the UBUNTU....
As a matter of Fact i started a topic in the forum that has not been answered about the driver Issue in Ubuntu 16.04
I will take a look at your post.
Looks like Ubuntu is still standing strong.
so only 24 votes!
no many linux users here?
ubuntu killed my uefi firmware on my Samsung laptop, so not using that for a while again haha. Fixed it eventually (boot into Hiren's, in-place upgrade of the latest BIOS file).
Have run Mint (before Mate/Cinnamon split, have used since and don't like either desktop)
Currently planning to do an Arch (or ArchBang) installation, I want the practice in setting everything manually
I don't have Linux on my main rig, but I currently use Kali Linux on a computer I recently built!!
On my windows PCs I run Linux virtual machines all the time and on the non gaming computers I run Debian for my router, firewall, nas, HTPCs. The 24/7 PCs all run Linux.
I like the ease of use in Mint and overall look, debian is a close second due to enhanced security. Fedora is also pretty good as well but I don't feel it's as polished as mint.
Someone is old enough to remember the shoe box full of 2,5" floppies to install slackware linux? Or the half a day linux kernel compile attempts?
6 - 8 floppies! Good times - especially on a freaking 9600 kBaud modem
Rasbian Pixel for the Raspberry PI
On almost a daily basis I use a plethora of Linux OSs some of which are CentOS, Ubuntu, Red Hat, Kali, Black Arch, and SUSE Linux.
I have decided to move from Windows 10 to Linux full time as my day to day OS.
Reasons are as follows.
(A). Windows 8.0 instability and 8.1 poor patching / telemetry and finally Windows 10 upgrade push and privacy / telemetry/ network use. (B). Vulkan performance on DOOM has absolutelty impressed me.
(C). I do not like the idea of "Platform Exclusive" Titles. I want to purchase on Steam and be able to install Steam on whatever OS I want and run.
(D). Initially Vulkan was promising the use of MultiGPU just like DX12. However it looks like this may not happen in Vulkan?
I will be investigating GPU and Gaming performance on the same System (i7-4770K, Z87, Dual R9 Nano) but running the following OS's.
1. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ... initially. Reason is this should be the easiest version of Linux for new Users to Migrate to.
2. Latest build of Fedora ... because it is an advanced look-ahead for Red Hat Linux which is used by in Engineering/Cad Teams.
3. Possibly Centos. Because Engineering Teams/Companies who don't like paying Red Hat for licenses and Support use this instead ...
4. Windows 7.
5. Windows 8.1.
6. Windows 10.
I will be looking at Game Performance running Directly on Linux first.
I will then look at setting up Windows on a Virtual Machine and Utilizing GPU Pass Through from within the Virtual Machine to hopefully allow me to run games from within the virtual machine.
I have looked at the Linux Drivers provided by AMD so far and I have some feedback for you if you wish. I also have an idea regarding your Workstation versus Consumer Graphics Cards which might work in helping AMD RX-GPU "Consumers" on Windows to move to become "WX-GPU Prosumers" on Linux.
These will be a separate posts if you are really interested.
I think if you really want to get feedback for this poll you should maybe ask for feedback if Consumer Users are considering a move to Linux on the
and perhaps even
You could also use the "Feedback" Button on the Latest Radeon Crimson Relive Drivers.
I thought someone may find this article on Linux Gaming useful.
The best Linux games: 35 killer PC games for Linux and Steam Machines
I am finding the latest AMD Radeon Pro Drivers along with Steam Installation on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is working well for me. I have tried Hitman, Metro Series, Dirt Rally and the Talos Principle so far running at maxed out Graphics settings at 1080p. The games look beautiful and all run at decent frame rates for me. I look forward to see Vulkan with MultiGPU support for Ubuntu 16.04LTS moving forward.
A Linux post!
Debian has been my main GNU/Linux distro of choice since 2001, but I started out with the initial Red Hat offering (v1), up till v5. I used to play ID titles and eventually even got SWTOR to work briefly until it became tiresome to keep updating it. I did a lot of development work (porting from Windows to Linux) with now defunct Loki Software and from the 6 titles we released, Tribes was probably on top of my list of games.
Nowadays I use Linux mainly for development projects, pen-testing/security auditing, but would love to delve back into Linux purely for entertainment purposes!
While we're talking Linux, it would be nice to see a Linux section, even a subsection @AMDLINUX? I know this would be a very busy section once the word gets out! The only problem with this is that you'll upset some other segment of the GNU community (Where's @AMDBSD , @AMDxxx etc etc) so scrap that idea. Perhaps @AMDOS (Open-Source) to keep it all under one umbrella?
was using linux mint but with ubuntu pulling the plug in october and mint switching everything debian i have uninstalled linux. until all the repositories are finished being switched over to debian base, i will pick it back up. its just to confusing to know what works and what isnt right now. although freedos is making a huge comeback, may try that it since searching for everything is made so easy on freedos. it works or it just works no guessing on what package you need.
Well I am using Ubuntu but Intel Hardware. So Switch to Intel.
what are you going to do when the ubuntu repository server goes down. just ride it out till nothing works and outdated?
Not sure why Mint would stop updating; isn't it a hybrid of Deb/Ubuntu? You should be able to switch repo sources. Ubuntu isn't going away - just their Unity section which is switching back to Gnome.
its partially a hybrid but its going all bedian. since ubuntu dropped the bomb months ago to pull the support plug. mint will be debian 100% you will slowly notice things stop working as without the new debian packages. and you will have a ton of useless ubuntu files. ubuntu pulls the plug in october november. looks like red hat and mint will be in the lead soon. makes you wonder which one will cross the finish line.
the bad part is in the end sort of the way freedos is going with it could end up in the future if you research all this . it may end up not being free forever and atleast every package will work and no need to hunt down things that are needed to get everything to work or compile. basically a better windows. of course this is years away if it keeps going this route. so will fedora or red hat or mint be the winner, it apears the debian based versions will win but which one?
well gnome is part of mint and is going gnome since debian is built on gnome. mint isnt stoping updating its switching . i guess the easiest way to look at it is ubuntu and mint will be seperating. is basically what is happening.
the problem that people see that i have read is. if ubuntu it just going to use gnome good luck. debian is the future. who knows what ubuntu may do. they may just end up being a debian based copy of mint. its all speculation until that all happens.
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I began using Linux with Fedora Core 5.
I quickly switched to Debian as my preferred.
Most places that I did work, they always wanted CentOS.
My media PC is currently running Ubuntu with Unity for the wife in the living room.
My upcoming build will most likely be Arch or Ubuntu/Mint with xfce.
I use Arh and Manjaro for work and Linux Mint on my laptop, windows for whatever oh and Manjaro for most gaming
Arch linux with gnome.
Mesa 18.3.0 Devel Drivers are performing really well on Fedora 28 Server with KDE Desktop on Steam Play Beta. Vulkan performance needs looked at.
AMDGPU-Pro 18.10 is runing Doom very well on Ubuntu 16.04LTS. Gaming on Linux is here today.
I am looking to have the games on the Linux but now it is going to be too difficult for me to jump. But yes I can share my games with all, I like to play the Destiny 2. Has anybody played this game before ever?
destiny 2 dosen't work on linux, overwatch ok.
Yes I have tried Destiny 2 on Windows 10. I was testing running Crossfire on it at 4K Very High Settings with a pair of R9 Fury X GPU a few days ago. I have not checked if there is any way to run it on Linux.
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