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Which OS do you use primarily?


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pkkumarcool

Game & anime Lover
Yes. I use Lutris scripts to setup games. I am currently using Lutris with Battlefield 1 (Origin), Mod Organizer for Skyrim and Fallout 4 and Hearthstone.

Can you tell how it works and why not play game on windows why use linux and advantages of using it?


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RumbaMon19

Feel Pain.
Can you tell how it works and why not play game on windows why use linux and advantages of using it?

suppose you work on linux and get tired and wanna play, but dont want to boot to windows or maybe you dont have a dual boot setup in the first place then this comes handy.

other reason is some people prefer to be on a open source platform, they can also be volunteers. So they prefer it.

imo Windows has gained a monoply in many things and there needs to be some alternative otherwise they would keep pushing out junk like Windows10 which often gets bugs after updates. They have also not fixed some important things like UWP or start menu which is pretty unoptimised.
 

Desmond

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Which distro do you guys recommend for stability?
Depends on what you want to use it for. For desktop Linux Mint, Manjaro, etc. For server Debian or Red Hat.
Can you tell how it works and why not play game on windows why use linux and advantages of using it?


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To help improve gaming on Linux. I not only play on Linux, I also report bugs or if some games that don't run and hopefully someone implements fixes to make it run. And I am not the only one. If you see Valve's Proton github: ValveSoftware/Proton there are many people who report issues regarding different games using Proton and everyone analyzes the root cause and even provide fixes which make the games run. Thanks to their efforts many games that were previously not running on Linux now run.
 

sling-shot

Wise Old Owl
My personal distro of choice is PCLinuxOS. They don't have a direct way to install Proton.

How do I go about this?
 

Desmond

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I am not very familiar with PCLinuxOS so you might want to check out their community for more specific solutions.

I see that PCLinuxOS uses apt and Synaptic, so I think it should have steam. Since Steam is available in the repositories of all distros I think it's unlikely that it's excluded here.

Try sudo apt-get install steam and see if it works.

Note that you will need to have 32-bit graphics libraries and drivers for Steam to run.
 

sling-shot

Wise Old Owl
I am not very familiar with PCLinuxOS so you might want to check out their community for more specific solutions.

I see that PCLinuxOS uses apt and Synaptic, so I think it should have steam. Since Steam is available in the repositories of all distros I think it's unlikely that it's excluded here.

Try sudo apt-get install steam and see if it works.

Note that you will need to have 32-bit graphics libraries and drivers for Steam to run.
Steam was previously packaged and made available through standard repos. Looks like recently they decided not to do it or the volunteer who did it earlier stopped working on it. It is a small community.
 

Desmond

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Steam was previously packaged and made available through standard repos. Looks like recently they decided not to do it or the volunteer who did it earlier stopped working on it. It is a small community.
You could also try installing from Valve's official Steam repo - Steam for Linux - launcher

You can either download the deb file directly or set up the repo so that you can install using apt. It's better to do the latter.
 

Desmond

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Flatpak and Appimage are better perhaps because of no involvement of a large corporation like Canonical.

TBH if Snap stops messing with apt packages and canonical stops forcing it as a dependency it wouldn't be too bad.
 

RumbaMon19

Feel Pain.
Steam coming to ChromeOS


Good for purchasing games, as chromeos based pcs usually have extremely limited specs, so gaming ain't easy on them.
 
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