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Thread: A few questions about Ubuntu

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013

    A few questions about Ubuntu

    I bought 7 ultimate last year, and now my key is blocked my windows after using it on a couple other systems.

    I would like to know if Ubuntu can handle what I currently do and use.

    I run

    p8p67 pro motherboard
    i7 2700k
    evga gtx 570 HD
    on a SSD with 2TB External

    Would my drivers be compatible with Ubuntu?

    I run dual screens would that be an issue?

    I also play several games like

    World of Warcraft
    Starcraft 2
    Diablo 3
    Magic The Gathering online
    League of Legends
    and a few others.

    Would I be able to play these as well?

    any information you can give me to help me figure this out would be appreciative.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Near one of my computers
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: A few questions about Ubuntu

    Why don't you try running a live cd? With Ubuntu, you can test it out before you actually install it by running the operating system from a cd. Here is the download for 12.04 LTS. It is supported for 5 years from about a year ago, so still about 4. The regular releases of Ubuntu (non LTS (Long Term Support)) are supported for less time. You can go to if you want a different version. Ubuntu 12.10 is also available and 13.04 should be available in the near future.

    Heres a tutorial for running a live CD.

    Here is a tutorial for finding if your games work under Ubuntu

    Best of luck, Ubuntu is a very robust Linux distrobution. I hope you find that you like Ubuntu and Linux!


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2013

    Re: A few questions about Ubuntu

    You should be fine with the hardware, but you may need to go to the "additional drivers" area in the settings (under "software & updates") to get the graphics card to work.

    To get those games working you will need to use Wine, which is a program that allows you to use many Windows applications. For example, Starcraft II currently has a platinum rating on Wine's wiki, so it will apparently run very well:

    Steam is now available on Linux and it has a growing selection of quality games. You can also install Chrome and run most of the games available on their webstore.


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