Re: Ubuntu Suitable gaming OS replacement?
With the new Steambox using a Linux-based OS, things are starting to change on the gaming front. You can bet that going forward, they're going to be pushing people to develop Steam games for SteamOS, which means they will work in Ubuntu. But that doesn't mean the hundreds of games already on there will just magically start working. The future looks better for gaming on Linux than it ever has, but we're not quite all the way there yet.
Originally Posted by drew15
If you are really interested, running a dual boot is your best option. Then you can just test your games out in Wine to see how it's going to work. One thing to keep in mind is that Wine is not perfect. Wine is the result of a bunch of developers reverse engineering the Windows API. It works great for a lot of things, and it still works like crap for a lot of things, too. So your best bet is to dual boot until you figure out if it's for you or not. I wouldn't test Ubuntu in a virtual machine, though, because that's not going to be a good representation of how it runs, especially for gaming.
If it doesn't work out, you can always come here to find out how to uninstall Ubuntu and get your bootloader working right again. If you end up loving it, you can always free up more of your Windows space to use for Linux.
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