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Old 04-04-2010, 05:52 PM   #1
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Default Is it possible to build a computer with Linux on it?

Hello, I want to build my own computer. I sort of know how to, but I don't know about the wiring and stuff. :P I am going to get an old computer and mess with that one and practice and stuff. I would also like to know what is a person called that does this and knows about this? So can I build a great computer running Linux? It's possible to play Pc games on there. Thanks.
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:01 PM   #2
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well, i know one thing and that is, some games wont work on it, some may and some may work but might be a bit dodgy - im not a master on Linux but know a little here and there
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Linux can pretty much run on anything imaginable. Just depends on what extent you want to take it. For PC hardware, most stuff will work with Linux but may require some configuration.

Some Windows games will run on Linux. Check out WINE and Cedega.

Most people will recommend using Ubuntu as a first Linux distro. I personally don't feel that would be the best thing to use, it's linux dumbed down. Learning is more fun. I prefer Fedora as my distro of choice.
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Cool! I'm just gonna practice first with an old computer, thanks!
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If you do go ahead and use Fedora. I recommend this website- http://www.fedoraguide.info/index.php?title=Main_Page
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