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November 8th, 2005, 02:24 PM
I have bought a really nice laptop and I would like to use Ubuntu. The only problem I have is I need to access numerous windows apps. I can get around most of them with terminal services(Linux client). The only one I really am struggling with is my favorite game, World of Warcraft. Has anyone ever got World of Warcraft to run stabley on Ubuntu and how did you do it?
Any other Ubuntu with XP pointers or suggestions would be most appreciated.

November 8th, 2005, 02:28 PM
You'll need a program called Cedega to play WoW, which costs money. And you will have to be sure your graphics drivers are properly installed. What type of card does this laptop have?


November 8th, 2005, 02:53 PM
BTW I found the service with Cedega SUCKS. There handling of payments leaves a lot to be desired and there support when you need it is non-existant.

Apart from that its a really great app.

November 8th, 2005, 05:01 PM
I am open to any possibilities to run WoW, I would like to stay away from VMWare if possible, but again, whatever the best option is will be what I go for.
I checked before I bought it and there are several Ubuntu users that have the video card working, which was the part of most concern to me.
It will have the following specs:

Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 551 Desktop Processor w/ HT Technology
3.4GHz 800MHz FSB 1MB
Video Card: 256MB NVidia® GeForce™ Go 7800 GTX
LCD Display: 17" WideSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 LCD Clearview Display with
Built-in Camera
Motherboard: Intel® 915P PCI-Express Chipset
Memory: 3GB Dual Channel DDR2 SO-DIMM at 533MHz - 2 x 512MB / 2 x 1024MB
Hard Drive: Dual Drive Configuration (Non RAID) - 200GB (100GB x 2) 7200
Primary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 24x10x24 CD-RW / 8X DVD Combo w/Software MPEG2 Decoder
Secondary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 8X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW / 24X CD-RW Combo
Sound Card: Intel® High-Definition Audio
Communications: Integrated 10/1000Mb Gigabit Ethernet & 56K V.92 Modem
Wireless Network: Internal Wireless 802.11b/g miniPCI Card