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Old 12-19-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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I have always wounder after you build your PC What OS can you install? any or does it have to be Windows?
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: After you build a PC Which oS can you put?

You can install any OS you want, as long as your system specs are good enough to run it, so it could be windows or a linux distro etc
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99% of people install windows, you can install linux but its not that compatable with hardware drivers and software packages.
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99% of people install windows, you can install linux but its not that compatable with hardware drivers and software packages.
I run linux on a few systems, never had any issues, what drivers are you referring to? Their wireless drivers have improved alot over the years, as for the software packages, your right in that alot of windows programs wont work, but there are usually good alternatives to these.
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I run linux on a few systems, never had any issues, what drivers are you referring to? Their wireless drivers have improved alot over the years, as for the software packages, your right in that alot of windows programs wont work, but there are usually good alternatives to these.
I had one hell of a time trying to install Nvidia drivers a while back >_>
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I'm still having issues with my Broadcom Wifi drivers on my laptop
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The latest releases of Ubuntu are really good drivers wise, they've come a long way.. For typical stuff like internet and email, Linux is worth learning IMO.
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I had one hell of a time trying to install Nvidia drivers a while back >_>
NVidia drivers are actually (and have been for a long time now) very good. It's the ATI ones you need to watch out for.
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I am about to unistall linux Just because the fact i can't rune Minecraft there
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I am about to unistall linux Just because the fact i can't rune Minecraft there
Huh? Minecraft is available as an executable jar file. That will work on pretty much anything as long as it has Java installed.
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