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How is it for videogames? Is the performance significantly worse? I kind of want to switch to it for my next PC because it seems more customizable.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's eh

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How is it for videogames?
    it isnt

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you have to ask then you don't want to change to linux

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's better than Windows (if you don't care about HDR and some games that have kernel level anti cheat) but non Steam games require some extra steps. If you have the IQ to install a mod for a game, you'll be fine with Linux.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is basically it. Depending on what game you're playing you may even see performance improvements, but that's dependent on the game.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >if you don't care about HDR
      hdr works now, both in gamescope and in kde6

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >gamescope
        gamescope is shit now with Nvidia
        >KDE6
        Too early, too buggy, not ready and broke old themes. I went back to 5. But regardless, everything Nvidia, Wayland and shit should be ready by the end of the year. Proprietary nvidia driver will get explicit sync in the next version. Open Source driver with NVK will be decent soon.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >but non Steam games require some extra steps
      nah, add them as non steam games and run them through proton, works on my machine.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Basically this, and if there is any issue, there is a high chance that there is a fix or workaround on protondb.com

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How is it better than windows?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not trapped in microsoft's ecosystem.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you don't have to wait for microsoft to finish documenting and storing and transmitting your every input before you're rewarded with feedback

        no nagging about online storage you never wanted in the first place

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not. Everything on windows just werks without extra thought

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Except for the 32-bit games that require compatibility layers, and the ones that came out in the pre-NT era, and the ones that are loaded to shit with copy protection, and the ones that the fans literally wrote entirely new open-source engines for because the vanilla versions sucked ass...

          How many of those work?

          All of them do, you moron. That's the total number of Steam releases for all systems on those years.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Except for the 32-bit games that require compatibility layers
            linux literally need wine/proton to run the vast majority of games

            >accuses Linux users of being conformists
            >uses the same computer system and software as everyone else and refuses to even consider any other options

            lmao your idea of being nonconformist is just being contrarian. you can be a conformist to a group of 5.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >linux literally need wine/proton to run the vast majority of games
              Windows literally need Steam to run the vast majority of games. There used to be a time where that wasn't true, you know. You should look up why that changed sometime.

              >lmao your idea of being nonconformist is just being contrarian.
              Okay, so not using the same Windows environment as literally everyone and giving money to fund a government-sponsored monopoly makes me a conformist, and disagreeing with people on the Internet makes me a contrarian. You're really showing off your double digit IQ there with this logic.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Not him.
                >Windows literally need Steam to run the vast majority of games.
                I can run the vast majority of my games without Steam, though.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Windows literally need Steam to run the vast majority of games.
                honestly one of the most moronic things i have seen someone post on this site in a very long time. i'm genuinely taken aback. surely you just mean being able to access games and not actually running them, right? even that is moronic, like you don't know what piracy is (maybe you don't considering you think anyone here is paying for windows).
                funny enough, linuxtards do owe valve for propping up linux gaming with proton. YOU need steam to run most games.
                >so not using the same Windows environment as literally everyone and giving money to fund a government-sponsored monopoly makes me a conformist
                if your intention in using linux is because nobody is using it, and you are larping as a freedom fighter against the hecking capitalism, then you are a contrarian and a conformist to the quasi-communist freetard community. if you are using linux because you think you need to give money to microsoft to use windows you are just moronic.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >if your intention in using linux is because nobody is using it
                What the frick are you talking about?
                >and you are larping as a freedom fighter against the hecking capitalism
                lol, yeah I'm championing free market capitalism and the consumer's right to modify their system to suit their needs because I'm a communist, that makes sense.
                >if you are using linux because you think you need to give money to microsoft to use windows you are just moronic.
                Also wrong. Keep guessing, though. It's blatantly obvious you're incapable of reading and just pulling shit out of your ass at this point.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >It's blatantly obvious you're incapable of reading
                right...
                >>if your intention in using linux is because nobody is using it
                >What the frick are you talking about?

                >I'm championing free market capitalism
                not if you like copyleft licensing
                >the consumer's right to modify their system to suit their needs
                the producers of hardware and software have the right to make modifying their product as difficult as possible. if you think that they should be coerced not to then you aren't "championing free market capitalism".

                all of this is secondary to the first part of my post about games, which you avoided for good reason.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >not if you like copyleft licensing
                I don't, which is why last Linux system was Alpine.
                >the producers of hardware and software have the right to make modifying their product as difficult as possible. if you think that they should be coerced not to then you aren't "championing free market capitalism".
                I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you just didn't read the part of the conversation where I came in and called someone a moron for advocating that exact thing because he would rather do that than switch to Linux.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >assume you just didn't read the part of the conversation
                you should, you stupid fricking newbie. this isn't reddit where replies are chained under each other. never assume people are keeping up with your "conversation" beyond the post they are replying to

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >YOU need steam to run most games
                any non-steam games can be played without steam binaries, with proton

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        better performance. I just installed it on my win10 machine and the difference is night and day

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >extra steps
      Installing Lutris isn't hard though? Some distros even come with it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I just use steam proton for like 99.9% of the non steam games.
      Then I use

      >extra steps
      Installing Lutris isn't hard though? Some distros even come with it.

      for shit like starcraft and toon town corporate clash.
      One big problem I have is discord streaming. I got it working, but it's laggy as frick when I use viscord or discord screen share clients.
      Then when I use normal discord the streams just fine, but no audio. I gotta find someway of making this shit work.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      As others have said, this is pretty much accurate except that HDR is now viable in many titles and even on desktop depending on what window manager or desktop environment you're using. Steam is going to be the easiest way to run everything, but you can manually use Wine, Proton, or similar projects too; alternative non-Steam launchers can vary, as some like Lutris and Heroic even have their own integrated tools for Wine/Proton and the like, but others like the Itch launcher is FOSS but just focuses on its own functions directly

      One question I would like to ask of the anons as I've not kept up on it - what program(s) provide an equivalency to BetterJoy or DS4Windows, in terms of gamepad support outside of Steam? Steam has some incredible SteamInput support even if a game doesn't support it native, but aside from that what do you use for Xbox Elite S2, Nintendo Switch Pro, or perhaps most comprehensively Sony DualSense Edge controllers, with full features not just emulating an X360 gamepad or some bullshit. For instance, enabling the advanced haptics, touchpad, onboard speaker, and adaptive triggers in games that can support them with DualSense, Gyro / motion control with DualSense and Switch Pro, able to bind the extra buttons on the Elite S2 and Edge, support both wired and wireless (bluetooth for all,dongle for xbox), and the like? Is there an open source alternative that is full featured for these, or a combination of them for different controllers if need be?

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll probably switch once Windows 10 is no longer viable.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is the performance significantly worse
    the performance is significantly better
    why would you assume otherwise?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >why would you assume otherwise?
      Because of the 4 different compability layers running between the OS and the game

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's a million abstraction layers between you and the hardware on any OS. It doesn't matter.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're thinking of Mac, Linux needs one (wine or proton) at most.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Windows is so bloated by telemetry and various spyware that simply running games on linux will make the performance better in the vast majority of cases, even old games are running better and with less bugs for me on linux rather than windows.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >even old games are running better
          making any game from the 2000s or earlier that isnt popular run is a fricking puzzle

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            name a few

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Leisure Suit Larry
              Lego Island 1 & 2
              Missile Command for Windows 95

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Leisure Suit Larry
                it's a dos game and there's dosbox on linux, come up with something more believable next time

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                ok what about the other 2 moron? What's your excuse for those, moronic troony?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >wintroon instantly start malding then his hoarse voice gave him away
                lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'll accept your defeat Linuxtroony

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How do you run these on modern Windows?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Leisure suite larry runs on DOSbox and can be downloaded from a site like GOG.
                Lego Island requires running it in compatibility mode and downloading a few community patches. Same with Missile Command.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >first game is dos which means it works with dosbox
                >check second game and it also works
                why are you listing random games and pretending they don't work?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They did that in the last thread with Tomb Raider 2, I even recorded a video for them and they accused me of playing it on winblows (like I would ever have that trash installed) and another one said I ripped this wonderful gameplay from youtube. The shills have gone berserk.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you never jumped though and cried about 3MB file size.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah the file size is gay, like troondows. I don't care for either of them.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                *file size limit

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I didn't know that, now I know. Thanks anon, I shall go and play some creamy Lego Island in my Ubuntu Linux build.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                fwiw I used the alternate installer mentioned in pcgw to not deal with the cd-check drm

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                what is pcgw?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                what about missile command? I can't even get that shit working on windows 10

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                where can I get it? I can only find an even older version, and one from a few years ago

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                nvm, I found it

                what is pcgw?

                pc gaming wiki

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                sorry m8, I don't see it online, I have the physical copy cd. it's for 32 bit systems, so that's why it's a b***h to run

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why haven't uploaded that shit to an archive yet?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I've never done that before, but I suppose I could. I did hear about a redditor getting his internet archive account banned for uploading copyrighted content tho, so not sure if this counts

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Missile Command should count as abandonware by now. Worst case create an alt account.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sorry bro, had to wrap up some work and it took longer than I was expecting. Other than me not knowing how to play this, and that it has a cd check, I don't have an issue with the game

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                holy based, you're a magician. thank you based anon. Would you mind sharing a quick rundown of what you did (and where you got the game)

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Downloaded the game from myabandonware. Mounted the iso, ran the setup, went to the executable and ran it. I have wine desktop enabled just in case the game would triy to hijack my monitor's resolution. Because of the DRM you need to have the iso mounted or it won't let you run the game, maybe there's some crack in the web but I didn't check

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                get MAME emulator and a ROM for missile command. the toughest part of playing is finding an arcade (vs an office) trackball, arcade trackballs have some weight to them

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm assuming he's not talking about the original, but the 1999 game.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Shouldn't be too hard, right? Don't they sell those trackballs at the same places where you can buy sanwa/seimitsu parts and the like?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              homm5 and descent 3

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            works on my machine

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >files explorer on linux takes a half second to open
          >file explorer on windows takes a whole 3 seconds to open
          sickening, one of the reasons i switched. dumb stuff like this

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >even old games are running better and with less bugs for me on linux rather than windows
          One of the reasons I ultimately switched to linux was because I was only able to get Earth 2150 to work on windows in a shitty windowed mode with no cut-scenes and would crash on alt tab. On linux it just fricking works, although I had to get the non-steam version.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >One of the reasons I ultimately switched to linux was because [skill issue]
            im seeing a running theme here

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Windows has significantly more overhead, ironically.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    TLDR things that do work tend to work better on linux. Things that don't work don't work. It's a sidegrade.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just try it and find out for yourself. If you don't like it then you can install Windows on your new PC instead.
    You won't learn anything from this thread, because it will be just like the last one (

    [...]

    ): derailed constantly by people who spend all their time raging about the existence of a free operating system that no one forces them to use.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Almost every game runs just as if not better on windows. Some issues like compatability on windows exists on linux. If you want to play the latest AAA that molests your hardware you need to hope the Proton devs got an early copy or you might need to wait a few weeks in order to get a stable framerate, see Dragon's Dogma 2.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can you explain to me why there are no ->true next gen games graphics yet?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We have pretty much hit a cap on graphical fidelity at this point. The next gen tech is RT because realistic lighting will give the appearance of improved fidelity. Lighting can make all of the difference in how a game looks and feels to play. Right now we are very good at doing baked lighting but it can't really get any better. RT isn't there yet for the most part but it will be by next console gen. Anyone buying RTX cards for RT right now is too early to the party.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >RT isn't there yet for the most part but it will be by next console gen
          Optimistic. We're a few console gens for RT to adequately replace baked lighting and even longer for RT to actually be usable without killing performance.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not that guy but Wine IS an emulator. It's just only a software emulator without hardware emulation (well if we don't count stuff like EAX and other old af stuff emulation but Windows does those too).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It doesn't matter, it could be an emulator running inside an emulator running inside an emulator and it would still be better than """native""".

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      True.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Post open source games, please

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://wikiless.affusio.com/wiki/List_of_open-source_video_games

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      QCDE

    • 3 weeks ago
      carl

      https://wikiless.affusio.com/wiki/List_of_open-source_video_games

      https://www.youtube.com/@OpenSourceGames/videos

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    gaming™ on GNU plus Linux

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Weird. Most of my shit works just fine, sometimes I need to tinker a bit, for Soulcalibur 6 i need to use proton 7.0. EA app just works on my arch but can't make it to run on Mint.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Everything works on Arch because Arch is based.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >everything works on arch because for it to work you basically have to finger frick every line of code into place or basically give up and never look at arch again

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You're not wrong, arch is extremely unintuitive on purpose, but once you've got everything setup you're not dealing with the arch community's bullshit it's pretty much entirely smooth.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My problem with gaming on linux is that I used to think, based on what people usually say about Windows, that older games ran better or ran without issues that Windows would have, and that pirated games wouldn't be an issue, but it's exactly the opposite. I find more compatibility issues with a random fricking late 2000s game with nothing but 2D graphics and some videos, because of a fricking codec, than plenty of modern gaymes, and pirated games always take quite the setup and it's a bit of a lottery to get that shit to work compared to anything you buy on Steam.
    Not a year ago or so I decided to try Tomb Raider Anniversary for instance, and god knows it's not the best port. If you set the game to more than 60hz it does weird shit to the framerate. It's noticeable on windows, but it drops to just under 60fps, whereas on linux it's fricking unplayable once you get to certain areas and drops to something like 10fps.
    There's also been more than one visual novel or niche japanese fighting game where intros just didn't work or got skipped because of codecs, and this was just that recent as well. I have my doubts about things like that getting fixed for plenty of games, because by last year the status of gaming on linux was already considered "really good or better than windows in some instances". To me a bunch of people showing on these threads they're running the latest indie games shows just about nothing, because these are assumed to run 100% fine more often than not, everyone's using the same fricking engines.

    That said I'm willing to live with these compatibility problems. I have bigger issues with both Wayland and Xorg, and that's more serious than some game not running that amazingly.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I have bigger issues with both Wayland and Xorg
      nvidia?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, AMD in fact.
        My problems with Xorg and Wayland are for both a lack of features. On one hand Xorg just hates multimonitor setups with gimmicky shit and even on one monitor things are a bit finicky around stuff like VRR because it's dependent on the compositor being able to disable composition automatically whenever it renders a game on full screen. Kwin didn't do it for me on every game or emulator, it was a bit selective and I had to force it sometimes. GNOME did it always, but there's no way to set anything up on GNOME regarding the compositor anyways. Any DE that would support using picom would work best for this. Cinnamon is the most broken, I never managed to get VRR to work there at all and the compositor (muffin) gets on my nerves. It's a shame because I like that DE a lot.
        On the other hand Wayland just doesn't handle shit like drag and dropping between wayland and xwayland applications all that well or I have dumb things like scrolling working weird outside of the default high speed (Plasma) or quite a few programs with no window borders (GNOME).

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is the performance significantly worse?
    no it's pretty much the same on both nvidia and amd, but it's a lot worse on intel arc, those drivers will take years to mature

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Weirdly rational Linux thread on Ganker. What's happening?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It takes the pajeets a while before they're called into action to shill Windows.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        but sirs love linux

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >worse vsync
    >mouse not smooth as under windows or macos
    >horrible frametimes

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only thing stopping me from moving to linux is poor multi-minitor VRR support.

    I can overlook display calibration software not working but I cannot stand tearing or v-sync issues.

    There's also better pirating tools support in Windows like family sharing / dlc unlocking it seems.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >There's also better pirating tools support in Windows like family sharing / dlc unlocking it seems.
      ????

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wayland is very, very slowly getting better if you need that multimonitor VRR support. Very slowly. Just GNOME 46 is now "accepting" that VRR is a thing that people use and maybe letting you experimentally enable it without having to rely on a fricking patch.
      On Linux I sort of resigned myself to pirate games through GoG installers, those usually give the least amount of trouble. But there should be a way to use something like CreamPie on linux.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        gog-games is dead though.

        >There's also better pirating tools support in Windows like family sharing / dlc unlocking it seems.
        ????

        Me and my friend were playing one copy of helldivers 2 together and most games' dlcs are unlocked for free. Shit's cash.

        >here's also better pirating tools support in Windows like family sharing / dlc unlocking it seems.
        dig harder Black person, creamAPI released a linux version a month or so ago.

        CreamAPI also stopped working for a lot of games like a year ago.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >gog-games is dead though.
          There's more places. Shit I didn't even know about that version of the website, thought it closed down ages ago.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >gog-games is dead though.
          use the wayback machine you dumb wintroon. the links are still active. A redditor also made a JSON archive of all the links as well

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >here's also better pirating tools support in Windows like family sharing / dlc unlocking it seems.
      dig harder Black person, creamAPI released a linux version a month or so ago.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've got Kamidaori running under wine and it works but should I be worried about
    > GStreamer-CRITICAL **: 15:05:05.181: gst_object_unref: assertion 'object != NULL' failed
    In terminal?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's missing combat animations (at least it did last time I played Amayui), winetricks lavfilters to fix

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like linux because I feel like a hacker

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's shit, don't bother

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      See, if Apple didn't just ditch x86 completely it'd be still somewhat acceptable to switch over, but now you can't even dual boot to play anything on it reasonably. You have to go and pay a fricking subscription to use a fricking VM to play some games with dogshit performance and stutters.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do you play shit like Fortnite? Then no,
    Online games work in a case by case scenario, chekc if YOUR game works. If you only play shit on steam you're probably gucci due to all the legwork steam does with Proton.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >do you play games made by tim sweeney?
      >then no

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I agree with the sentiment but how in the frick is that analogous to using linux lmao

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Tim hates Linux because Valve is investing in Linux. His job is spreading FUD to make Valve's project fail (breaking EAC, blocking Fortnite, etc).

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well actually he thought at one point that Valve owned linux, now he does his shit to get good boy points from microsoft.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >We ARE against monopoly
        >It's ok when MS does it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How does this stupid frick expect Windows to ever get to that point when it only gets worse and worse? What the frick is he going to do about fighting for freedom on Windows? What has Microsoft ever done other than trying to look good by embracing Linux with WSL and porting some of their shitty software like Edge and Visual Studio Code over?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        damn I thought Sweeney hating on Linux was just the usual thing with developers but he seriously is vocally opposed to it
        Or he just wants to have different opinion than Gabe

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Unreal Engine has been the 'preferred engine for the Xbox' since 2009.
          2009 was also the year Epic stopped supporting GNU/Linux based OSes.
          The Microsoft payola and buyouts to try to delay Linux adoption are real.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            why are chinks so opposed to open source

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              it`s the contrary. The government wants everyone to use Linux because they don`t trust Microsoft.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Fricking bullshit Microsoft IS basically the government. They frick up other companies to intentionally prop up Microsoft, Google, and a few other darlings that they consider to be the pride of the American home grown tech industry. When the PRISIM shit started Microsoft was the first to jump onboard, doing so immediately. They probably spearheaded it too.
                That said, spyware is built into HARDWARE now so there is no escaping it. Your ISPs do it too. In fact, if any online based company actually provided you true privacy, it probably would not be legally allowed to operate. Just don't try to organize acts of terrorism or cheat on your taxes.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I was talking about China`s government. I know that Microsoft and the US government work together.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I know this is a hottake but if you have to choose either 'this' spyware' or 'that' spyware, spyware the is the enemy of your government is probably for the best. If you don't, work in China do anything related to China, and are not or have never been a Chinese citizen, they can't really do much to you if you talk bad at them. And if you talk mad shit about the US government, they won't care (contrast with using an 'ally' of the US e.g. a German service, where one way Western countries get around "you have a right to not be spied on by your government" is to have their 'allies' spy on you instead then they just 'trade info).
                Unless you're some hotshit terrorist that is actively sabotaging US military efforts or costing them serious money, you're a narcissistic moron if you think your government actually thinks you're dangerous and would be out to get you over some complaining about them on the Internet. It's still a good idea to opt for more privacy when feasible but if you actually cross someone rich and powerful they WILL find you eventually.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's a little ironic because you'd intuitively, microsoft is an American company, therefor China would want it gone to remove western influence. But in reality Western companies are cucked and will bow to China for access to that massive market. China doesn't need to trust MS they just need MS to bend over and spread it's ass cheeks which it will. But open source shit. Much harder to control.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Well most of the tech industry, including gaming, are only motivated by profit, which is why they refuse to stop selling your data to advertisers. China is turning out to be a huge market right now because of how much money the empire is giving them, so even though they keep getting screwed over they keep giving them their business.

                Meanwhile, Linux and the BSDs are available for free including their source code, which means they're impossible to control, whether through coercion or through economic forces.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Doesn't matter it's all spyware anyway kek. Linux is even upfront with this with their penguin mascot.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Golden Eye.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Leave my sister out of this.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                does that image mean anything, anyway

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >2009 was also the year Epic stopped supporting GNU/Linux based OSes.
            It's such a shame, Epic supported Linux long before Valve did. They could have taken over the Linux market, or at least shared it with Valve, instead of giving everything up.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I agree. Here's another example of an evil conspiracy proven by correlation.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't think this is a conspiracy. Microsoft trying to frick over competing OSs is a thing they've done before.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And Nicolas Cage has murdered hundreds of people yearly.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It doesn't have to be a conspiracy, it's just a fact that Epic abandoned Linux for [whatever reason] and Valve took over.

                I don't think this is a conspiracy. Microsoft trying to frick over competing OSs is a thing they've done before.

                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween_documents

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ah, Wikipedia, where an article about a style of glasses worn by Theodore Roosevelt can be used to further some pedophile's agenda speculating about the eye color of a video game boss.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You have to be underage. Microsoft lost a massive antitrust case in 2001 for this exact reason.

                Not to mention
                >Delist all of the games in the series that put them on the map as a serious game developer and the namesake of their multi-billion dollar engine
                >Including the single player ones
                I can't imagine hosting those games would cost much in servers. Frick, at least give us the source code for Unreal 1.

                They have no reason to delist a game just because the servers have shut down, all they have to do is remove the multiplayer tag. Many GameSpy games are still on Steam and GOG.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I think more of the correlation/causation is that timmy is a fricking moron. This is the same man who said PC gaming was dead when Ebin released Gears of War.
                Anyway, I finally got several server racks now to host multiplayer games on now, the few that still have community server tools. It should be fun.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >abandons PC for console bux
                >valve completely takes over the PC space with no serious contest
                >epic comes crawling back to PC
                >wtf why do you like steam its not FAIR
                Frick Epic.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Not to mention
                >Delist all of the games in the series that put them on the map as a serious game developer and the namesake of their multi-billion dollar engine
                >Including the single player ones
                I can't imagine hosting those games would cost much in servers. Frick, at least give us the source code for Unreal 1.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                how does he do it?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >i will fight for le freedom and democracy against fricking microsoft, a corporation that holds complete control over windows
        who the frick does this guy think he is
        this is extremely fricking moronic
        you don't get to carve your space out in windows

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is incredibly ironic considering Microsoft is part of the US gov at this point.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Linuxtards be like:
        >Microsoft should be protected from the evil government that could force them to do things they don't like.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Microsoft and Apple should be allowed to do what they want their hardware and software. If you don't want this, you're shill. If you don't like any of them, you're free to move to Loonix.
            This is GNU/Troonix's logic.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That's not the Linux argument, you moron, that's the free market capitalism argument. No one gives a shit what Microsoft and Apple are doing with hardware they've built except communists, and no one is worried about Linux users not being able to do what they want with their hardware because no one can stop them from just building their own devices. You know, like Windows users do?

              Ironically Linux users are much more likely to be sympathetic to coomunists because a lot of them feel like they should be allowed to force software companies to release their source code, even if doing so would be bad for their business model, because to them "free software" means "free for me to take without compensation."

              You're making fun of people that don't exist. Frick off and come back here when you're grown up enough to understand what people are talking about in this thread.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Tim Sweeney says that maybe we should pressure corporations to limit their hardware and software first rather than use something else and letting them get away with such behaviour
                >"HOW DARE YOU INSINUATE THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD STEP ON SNEK? FRICK YOUR COMMUNIST IDEALS"

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                *to not limit

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >WAAAAAH I CAN'T USE THE GOVERNMENT AS A PERSONAL HIT SQUAD TO COERCE PRIVATE COMPANIES INTO DOING MY BIDDING BECAUSE OF THE CONSTITUTION! THIS IS ALL THE FAULT OF THOSE COMPUTER GEEKS WHO USE BIG WORDS I DON'T UNDERSTAND LIKE "FREEDOM" AND "ECONOMICS!"

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Loonix users are the first people who are opposed against any kind of reformation of Apple and Microsoft's practices and instead tell people to use their shit kernel and userland with shit hardware compatibility.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Loonix
                Why are you so obsessed with meaningless and worthless conformity?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >he's an unironic hipster that thinks that using Loonix makes him special
                LOL, LMAO.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I mean, you're being presented with a clear solution to your problem that you can implement yourself, and instead you're insisting that the government needs to force the corpos that are funding it to solve it for you.

                The goobermint solution has literally never worked for you in the past, so why are you doggedly insisting on it now? Are you literally so lazy that you'll insist on a solution you know for a fact will never work because it will require you to use fewer brain cells?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're right, we need to stop the government from ever influencing anything in the private market. Libertarianism rules!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Loonix users are the first people who are opposed
                Stopped reading there. Troonix trannies are conformists that obey troony israelites.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                obviously meant for

                Loonix users are the first people who are opposed against any kind of reformation of Apple and Microsoft's practices and instead tell people to use their shit kernel and userland with shit hardware compatibility.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The funny thing about Ganoo/Loonix users is that they're absolutely opposed to the government regulating Apple and Microsoft, and then they later expect me to believe that their Right to Repair activism is genuine or not an example of their inherent cognitive dissonance.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                yeah, the government that directly benefits from microsoft's monopoly position and their abuse of it specifically will surely do something to punish microsoft for the abuse they're benefiting from. and while we're waiting for that to happen, we'll do our part by continuing to use their products, encouraging others to do the same, and discouraging the development or adoption of any possible alternatives. that will really make microsoft sorry for their constant anti-competitive behavior they've engaged in since the 90s.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you should not strive for any kind of change ever
                Based. This is also why the Right to Repair movement is a farse and their militants are cynical pieces of shite. Glad we agree.

                So to prove your point that all Linux users are conformists who agree on everything you're showing me a screenshot of Brianna Wu's impotent stepbrother who hates Linux and wants to destroy it, and has attracted the ire of everyone she's interacted with since 2016.

                'kay.

                [...]
                So you think it's contradictory for people who want to have the right to fix their own hardware to also want corporations to have the right to build their own hardware however they want? Draw me a diagram of how you think that works.

                >So you think it's contradictory for people who want to have the right to fix their own hardware to also want corporations to have the right to build their own hardware however they want?
                The right to repair movement theorically wants corporations to NOT have the right to build their own hardware how they want, and want them to provide the proprietary hardware that they would usually keep to themselves, Ganoo shill.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                that's right, strive for change by continuing to buy microsoft products. they'll stop being evil any day now if we just keep giving them money. it really worked when everyone got real mad about windows 10's absurdly aggressive malware-tier push but adopted it anyway.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm convinced that no change is actually possible, and that we should just let Microsoft and Apple do what they want. Letting AMD and Intel insert backdoors in their CPUs is also great, and to be encouraged. Libertarianism really solves it all, Ganoo/Loonix users really let me see the light.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                yeah, if only the government would do something about those government backdoors that they asked for.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I already said that you're right, we have to let corporations do what they want.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, I'm a GNU shill, which is why the last Linux distribution I used used no GNU software, was released under an MIT license, and supported active efforts to make the Linux kernel itself compiler-agnostic so as to eliminate dependence on the GNU project, and I've spent most of my time in the Linux space actively encouraging people to avoid using GNU licensed software because it's actively detrimental to the cause of free software. Tell me more, guy who probably doesn't even bother to disable telemetry in their Windows PC and then whines about their private data being sold to advertisers.

                If you cared about the thing that you preach, you would have move on by now. Your actions show that you have no problem with a very important change that happened in 2018.

                All I said was that there's an easier solution to your problem that doesn't require government regulations or lobby groups in order to implement, bro. That is all I've done to piss you off. The only reason I'm still engaging with you is because every time you post you make it more and more clear what a lazy drooling moron you are, and you keep getting more angry no matter how obvious it is that no one gives a shit about you or your stupid opinions. I'm hoping that if I can keep you replying the spittle will gather in your keyboard and cause the WASD keys to stop working, and then you'll have to whine at your dad to buy you a new one.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Tell me more, guy who probably doesn't even bother to disable telemetry in their Windows PC and then whines about their private data being sold to advertisers.
                You're pulling too much shit out of your ass. I'll let you enjoy your cognitive dissonance.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You just want a tool that you can use for entertainment, so stop disingenuously preaching to the hypocritical quire. Also I ain't reading your post.[/spoiler]

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Also I ain't reading your post.
                ftfm, not deleting like a troony

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, I want a tool. I want the best tools in order to do what I want to do. So I study and hone my skills and get better, and I empower myself to be able to do more. I don't just sit in an adult diaper and whine about the fact that my computer doesn't already work better than it does and cry for daddy to make it work better for me.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Yes, I want a tool.
                So stop preaching things that you don't believe in, and don't lie about not being a conformist.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I believe in the power of the free market. That's why I don't blindly champion your whiny lobbies. That's why every time I remind you that your failure is your own responsibility to fix, you blow a fuse in your head and dedicate all three of your brain cells to try and think of stupid names to call me, like that's gonna do anything to dissuade me.

                I'm happy to see that you're prepared to go to the government to force people to comply with what you believe in, though. Richard Stallman would be proud.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The only thing that you believe is the entertainment industry, and you're a troony that protects itself by writing laws against troony criticism. Dilate.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't see why I should, you're already so small a chihuahua wouldn't feel it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Your rotten axewound might heal/close if you don't.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >accuses Linux users of being conformists
                >uses the same computer system and software as everyone else and refuses to even consider any other options

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You are, and you use the same linux based os that everyone else uses.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They're fine with the ~~*government*~~ mandated hardware and software backdoors, so it's all just a big delusional larp. The ones who are supposedly free die hards are fine with half-assed attempts of freeing up their hardware, and they all use the standard linux based operating systems that are shoved down their throats.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So to prove your point that all Linux users are conformists who agree on everything you're showing me a screenshot of Brianna Wu's impotent stepbrother who hates Linux and wants to destroy it, and has attracted the ire of everyone she's interacted with since 2016.

                'kay.

                The funny thing about Ganoo/Loonix users is that they're absolutely opposed to the government regulating Apple and Microsoft, and then they later expect me to believe that their Right to Repair activism is genuine or not an example of their inherent cognitive dissonance.

                So you think it's contradictory for people who want to have the right to fix their own hardware to also want corporations to have the right to build their own hardware however they want? Draw me a diagram of how you think that works.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If you cared about the thing that you preach, you would have move on by now. Your actions show that you have no problem with a very important change that happened in 2018.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, I don't use their software and don't expect them to change their practices.
                As long as they don't start locking down hardware to only run their shit, I literally do not give the remotest frick what Microsoft or Apple does because I don't use their software.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >ESL pajeet hates Linux
              Imagine my shock

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    jesus fricking christ there's a new linux thread each day
    it's fine it runs fine and if you can't find that information on your own linux isn't even for you frick off

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ok, I need a report that's not from the website that puts a fricking platinum status on every game that just barely works.
    Does Battlefield 1 work fine?
    Does Lost Judgment (with The Kaito Files DLC) work fine?
    Surely there may exist people who both use linux and play one of these.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Haven't played Lost Judgement, but it's Deck Verified and Steam Deck HQ says a bunch of stuff.
      https://steamdeckhq.com/game-reviews/lost-judgment/

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Problem about that is that the deck is not the best indicator, its hardware is dogshit so it's hard to tell if performance is not great because of the hardware alone or if it's actually not going to run all that well on a PC that could handle it perfectly over windows.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That makes the deck a minimum. If it works on deck it can only get better on PC.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm waiting for valve to release a new vr headset so i can ditch my oculus shit s that doesn't work in linux.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Performance is typically better depending on your hardware. If your GPU is a pre 20xx nvidia you'll have terrible performance in all dx12 games due to missing Vulkan features, don't know where/if there is a cutoff point like that with AMD.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >don't know where/if there is a cutoff point like that with AMD
      The cutoff point on AMD is GCN (2012) but you want at least GCN 4/Polaris (2016) or some DX12 games might not run due to missing hardware features.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty good these days as Valve is investing into it.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not perfect. You will have to troubleshoot and do some work to get everything working correctly. That being said it isn't horrible either. If you want to switch to Linux you need to understand that this isn't Windows and that you will be getting a different user experience. It will require more work on your end and more investment into your OS. Do not switch with the expectation that Linux will "just werk", especially if you play new releases. If you are interested in actually learning how to operate Linux, then it is worth switching. For "it just werks" types, you should stick with Windows still.
    >inb4 muh Mint muh Ubuntu
    If you play a lot of new releases on Linux you pretty much have to learn Arch in some capacity. If you want to play mostly older games than Mint/Ubuntu are pretty great. If you KNOW you want to play newer games you are pretty much going to have to learn how to use the terminal. It's not actually hard or special, you're just typing commands and you'll pick up what the commands mean very quickly.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some games that don't work actually work but it's a bit annoying to set that shit up. For instance I remember over one of these threads a good while ago, someone trying to run a game with CD copy protection. It wasn't just straight forward with your average launcher like Lutris or Bottles. It wasn't just mounting the ISO and setting it up with a drive letter, there was something else.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hate windows so fricking much, but god damn it is so hard to move to linux.
    I tried to move 3 times and am incrementally moving things to it, but frick every step of the way things don't work.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what problems are you having?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No MusicBee support.
        No easy way to convert shortcut lnk files.
        No way to rebind the shortcuts with the new folderstructure in linux.
        I don't like any of the explorers so far.
        Tried to write an sh script that I could double click to restart my DE (kde because it was fricking up hard) and it doesn't work. Yes I set it to be executable. It runs fine from terminal but double click to run doesn't work.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >No MusicBee support
          As a MusicBee user, Tauon Music Box. You can try it on Windows if you want.
          >Tried to write an sh script that I could double click to restart my DE (kde because it was fricking up hard) and it doesn't work. Yes I set it to be executable. It runs fine from terminal but double click to run doesn't work.
          I mean, with xorg at least you could just enable the ctrl + alt + backspace shortcut. It restarts the session. Or maybe don't use KDE, it's known to break.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Or maybe don't use KDE
            This was my solution, I ended up switching to Cinnamon on Ubuntu.
            >MusicBee
            It's also an issue of needing to bring my ratings over.
            Which I already figured out how to do it, I just have to not be lazy.
            I put in the comments ratings of 1 to 5
            Then rerate them in the new Linux program.
            This was my plan with Strawberry, but I will check out Tauon Music Box.

            Did you start the script with
            #!/bin/bash
            or similar (depending on the shell you use in the terminal)?
            I'm not going to try to troubleshoot any further than this because I don't care enough, but I once had trouble getting a script to execute because I forgot the shebang. It doesn't seem to be a problem when double-clicking a script in my file explorer (Nemo), which works either way. When I had this issue, I had configured some other program to execute my script. I don't remember which one. Adding the shebang line fixed it.
            [...]
            If you're actually implying that Microsoft has never tried to frick over competition then all I can say is lmao

            I don't know if I did or not, I just followed tutorials. I blew away my install to retry with Ubuntu and Cinnamon.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Alright so how do I see the comment column.
            Because the local database has ratings within itself (not through tags) my ratings can't move with me through the file itself.

            That's fine, because I have my ratings stored in the comments tag.
            So how do I get that column to appear in Tauon?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Found it, had to make new themes, this works great thanks for the software suggestion.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                nevermind, rip, you can't select multiple tracks at once and rate them together.
                going to look into a tag editor app named picard, possibly that is the solution.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Did you start the script with
          #!/bin/bash
          or similar (depending on the shell you use in the terminal)?
          I'm not going to try to troubleshoot any further than this because I don't care enough, but I once had trouble getting a script to execute because I forgot the shebang. It doesn't seem to be a problem when double-clicking a script in my file explorer (Nemo), which works either way. When I had this issue, I had configured some other program to execute my script. I don't remember which one. Adding the shebang line fixed it.

          And Nicolas Cage has murdered hundreds of people yearly.

          If you're actually implying that Microsoft has never tried to frick over competition then all I can say is lmao

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Linux is so comfy bros. No wintroon or mactroony telemetry or malware to worry about. I know exactly what is in my computer and how it communicates with the internet. And now, we have decent gaming options. 10 years ago we only had 0 AD and compatibility was shit, now we have access to everything that wintroons have.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I know exactly what is in my computer and how it communicates with the internet
      explain the osi model and common communication protocols

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you know I can just google that right? It would prove nothing.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it was a joke, as im sure your original post was as well

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I know enough to know that I don't have to deal with the SMB wintroon protocol

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >he didn't read Tanenbaum before even considering switching to Linux
        can't be me chief

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        OSI model is moronic shit and half the higher level layers in it don't exist anymore and most didn't to begin
        it's stupid ITgay abstractions that aren't real to try to conceptualize a complex way to handle IPC
        most modern "transport layer" protocols are built on UDP and half the application layer protocols are layered on top of other application layer protocols these days
        not to mention it ignores every single other extended socket type like unix local or hypervisor IPC sockets

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    On desktop I'm fine with Linux
    On my newer laptop, with an OLED display that mogs my fricking monitor (but will get burn in and I will suffer and go to hell and suck dick for eternity for it) though, I'm having so much trouble with it. No longer can I have my trackpad working as smoothly. Battery dies within fricking minutes. The only thing I get is that it goes fast as frick and somehow, just somehow, 2x integer scaling on GNOME looks excellent on it.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How is it for videogames? Is the performance significantly worse? I kind of want to switch to it for my next PC because it seems more customizable.
    It's great for vidya with some caveats. The bulk of compatibility issues is anti cheat so many multiplayer games are off the table. Otherwise, most games will just work with little to no tinkering with varying degrees of performance, which may depend on your hardware. As a general rule, AMD works better with linux as their drivers are open source and are able to be worked on and fixed by the community. Some games will run better. Elden Ring ran better when it first launched, for example. I've played the new Alone in the Dark on both windows 10 and linux and both games have a stutter when loading new areas, but it's noticeably worse on windows. Conversely, Dragon's Dogma 2 runs even worse on linux than it does on windows. It's worth trying out at least. If you have a spare drive lying around, I suggest trying out linux mint or something arch based if you want to be cool. I use the controversial manjaro but I'm told endeavorOS is a better alternative

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can confirm that Endeavor is better than Manjaro.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I may switch over when Windows 10 support is officially over. Frick Win11 and the continued practice of jamming spyware bloat software in the OS. I've been running Windows my whole life and that'll be changing, just have to research with distro is the best for gaming and otherwise the most user friendly.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hop onto the Win10 LTSC when regular support ends.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Complains about spyware and bloat in Win11
      >Uses Win10 with the same amount of spyware and marginally less bloat

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm well aware of Win10 hardly, if at all, being better in comparison. Win10 has tools for debloating and from what I hear Win11 has more control over what you can or can't tamper with.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Plenty of the same tools work the same way on Windows 11, if you are not moronic and use the same editions.
          If I hear another homosexual complain that Win11 home doesn't let him set telemetry to the lowest level again,

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Fair enough.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When it just works I'll switch.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Define "just works".
      If you are asking for something like photoshop to work on it out of the box, keep dreaming. Adobe has a hateboner for linux.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That makes me wonder, why the frick does Affinity have a hateboner for linux as well?
        They could bring a good amount of people over there. Affinity tools perform better than anything adobe has and you're not obligated to pay a subscription and get buttfricked while doing so. And they're a hell of a lot more usable than stuff like GIMP/Krita/Inkscape.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We have Linux at home.

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    But when it comes to charging money to purchase Discord Nitro it works really well, I fricking hate these Black folk

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >troonycord
      >giving money to troonycord

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just use Vesktop
      There's like a bajillion Discord clients out there, you don't need the official shit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >troonycord
        >giving money to troonycord

        I'm just pointing how Linux users have to put up with bullshit from companies like Discord while they simultaneously pretend that their software is somehow in good condition(while also charging for broken shit)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Apparently Mint is like the only OS that won't work with it because it hasn't yet changed its sound system or whatever, basically no PipeWire, just PulseAudio, I think that should be a priority for a future update

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Linux offers generally better performance on account of having less bloatware pound-for-pound. The mainstream distros are generally pretty easy to set up and have pretty good customer service, although you may need to learn how to use IRC if you don't already know.

    Even the friendlier distributions might periodically demand you know a bit about how a computer works in order to get the most out of them.

    Like it or not, Nvidia graphics cards just don't get along with Linux. When I had Ubuntu as my main gaming box I would have to switch between the stock Nvidia driver and an open-source alternative because some games just worked better on one and some just worked better on the other. If you want to play the really popular games but they don't support Linux you have to enable Proton on Steam and use Wine for anything that isn't already on Steam, and that's just something you're gonna have to deal with.

    So ultimately it depends on how much work you're willing to put in. Think of Windows like a reliable modern car that's still under warranty, and Linux like an older car that you have to tinker with from time to time to keep it in tip top shape.

    If you're interested in trying it out, I can confidently recommend Ubuntu and Fedora. Fedora is generally more reliable, because Ubuntu's customer support kind of falls apart the moment you have any unusual problem. A lot of gamers these days swear by Manjaro, but I can't get that damn thing to install on my VM and I can't figure out why. Which distro is best will depend a lot on your individual preferences and competency with computers, but the cool thing is they're all free, so you lose nothing by shopping around.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >ubuntu
      >fedora
      >fricking manjaro
      since when is mint not the recommended newbie distro anymore?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I dunno, I got kinda obsessed with trying to get a minimal system to run and eventually just ended up using Alpine Linux until the time came to upgrade my laptop, so I never got around to giving Linux Mint a go. I hear it's pretty good if you're looking for an easy transition from Windows to Linux, though.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        For GAMING currently, the recommended distro is going to be Arch based ever since steamOS for the deck became Arch based. Use Endeavour for it's easy setup and the fact it doesn't hold releases back. Since gaming on linux is undergoing active development, you want bleeding edge updates for best performance and functionality, not mint which leaves things stagnant for years on end. Trying to use Mint for gaming is a newbie trap.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can vouch for manjaro. I know they done some incredibly stupid things but I'm moronic and it was my first distro and it has not broken in two years. If I can do it, so can you morons

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I dunno, man, I can be pretty rarted at times, but the installation CD told me to enter the default user name and password to start the installation process, so I did that and it told me that they were wrong, so I think this one's on whichever idiot put together the installation media.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >that feel when stealing money from Microsoft by playing Windows games on Linux using an illegal Windows emulator
    I hope the guy who told Nintendo about Yuzu doesn't tell Microsoft about Wine.
    We're doomed if the secret gets out.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Doesn't MS commit updates for Wine?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not yet, and while it wouldn't surprise me if they started, the last I knew their plan for win32 support in the future was a hosted solution built on trimmed down legacy version of Windows.
        Perfect for business use, totally secure, constant auto-backups, able to fully protect Windows users from themselves.
        Just not good for gaming.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wine doesn't allow it, MS would have to maintain their own Wine version.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Microsoft has acknowledged Wine before and they seem fine with it (IIRC it was in the Oracle vs. Google lawsuit, Microsoft supported Google's position that APIs are not copyrightable).

      Doesn't MS commit updates for Wine?

      No they don't, and Wine doesn't want anyone that has read Windows source code contributing to the project.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How is it for videogames?
    Depends, usually every game I've wanted to play just worked, as always, online vidya are a hit or miss, games like ESO, WoW, FFXIV, Helldivers work alright, but then you have the polar opposite that are purposefully made to not work on linux like valorant, destiny or lost ark.
    >Is the performance significantly worse
    Depends on the game, overall is either the same or at worst like 10 fps less.
    Personally, I've been using linux as my sole OS for everything, from work, desktop and server operating systems, so far if you take into account the limitations about the proprietary applications not working there, the experience is exponentially improving every year.
    I've been using linux since I was 12 or so, when even pulseaudio existed, or steam even was available there, I've seen it at its worst and I can tell you that right now it's an excellent OS crippled by the lack of professional applications.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh yeah, Linux also has pretty awesome backwards compatibility. Windows tries but it doesn't quite get there. It's pretty wild being able to play a game from the late 70s on the same hardware you run modern games on.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's pretty funny, because a lot of years ago when I bought GTA V it came with san andreas, my first attempt at playing it was to use windows 10 at the date, wrong, something about unsupported resolution popped out, so I downloaded a community patch to play the game, pretty idiotic from me to expect it to work because it only worked on pre 2014 builds which mine wasn't, then I switched to linux, enabled proton on all games and it worked just fine no tweaks needed.
        This shit is just unbelievable that a fricking translator has better backwards compatibility than the real thing it is translating.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >work
      So…MS office?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No one uses MS Office anymore unless their company makes them. A lot of distros these days come with Libreoffice, which is the same thing but without the nagware.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What about file/formatting compatibility?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >libreoffice
          This homie aint serious

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you are correct that big corpos and financegays need Excel, but LibreOffice is just fine for normal people and for smaller companies

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >LibreOffice is just fine for normal people
              Trannies aren't normal.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >no argument
                I accept your concession

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Who the frick uses libreoffice except for trannies that have it installed on their computer, and never open it?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Who the frick uses libreoffice except for trannies that have it installed on their computer, and never open it?

          happy Document Freedom Day
          https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2024/03/27/celebrating-document-freedom-day-2024/

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    From my experience it's worse than Windows
    >longer startup
    >game freezes loading texture
    >sometimes the freeze took so long I thought it would crash but it's not.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      good morning sir

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it's another episode of wintroon projection
      when will the filler end?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't get it, did his cap card broke?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it's the Windows experience

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >toki ga ugoki da

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >longer startup
      literally how did you frick up this baddly. Linux has none of the bloatware that windows has
      >game freezes loading texture
      which game? Probably not a linux issue. I've never experience this.

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Couldn’t play Chrono Trigger, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Dyson Sphere Program on my Ubuntu 20.x.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      congratulations

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Congratulations on what, you dumbfrick? I regret installing this shit so much, I wish I could go back to Windows but I’m too lazy to reinstall it all over again and then reinstall all my games.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          all 3 of them just werk, you moronic troony. spread your fud somewhere else ranjesh

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          congratulations

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There are working Snes, DS and PS1 emulators on linux. Since you're on Ubuntu you can find them in your app store, software manager. Dyson sphere based on the ProtonDB page should work now and Fighterz spam namco's support page with request to enable linux support for easy anti-cheat. It's already there they just have to enable it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Ubuntu 20.x
      Why? It's not Windows, so you don't have to use the oldest still-maintained version.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Why
        >You don't need it
        Do Troonix really? It's so tiresome

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Anon the question was why use an older release. And you should want to use the most recent release of your OS.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >illiterate despite being born in the 21st century
            embarrassing

            It werks why the rush? I even still keeping 18.04 on laptop

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >illiterate despite being born in the 21st century
          embarrassing

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you can't figure out how to play Chrono Trigger on Ubuntu, you're better off on Windows anyway.

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's fine for everything except the 2-3 games that have restrictive anti cheat, you won't miss windows these days
    unless you are a noob

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you won't miss Windows except for a few games
      >there's no real reason to switch, but you should

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cachybros ww@

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >12gb used
      Not only a CachySister a ZFSister too

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nix + GNOMEchad here

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >GNOME
        Enjoy needing to double your RAM and upgrade your fans just to run a needlessly flashy window manager with a completely useless dock.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          GNOME is more lightweight than krashDE
          >useless dock
          you aren't supposed to use it all the time. It's honestly just a frontend to pin apps to your keyboard shortcuts. For anything else, press your super key and search for the program, it takes only a keystroke or two to select the right one. It's much faster than any dock or taskbar.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Gnome is so useful it's worth the ram. Ram is cheap these days anyways. I like the multiple instances, being able to see all the apps that I'm currently running to switch quickly, and being able to bring up all the installed apps with 2 rapid button clicks.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Might as well back to windows

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I thought GNOME was closer to macOS?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Nah it's faster to scroll to what I want on linux.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          GNOME is more lightweight than krashDE
          >useless dock
          you aren't supposed to use it all the time. It's honestly just a frontend to pin apps to your keyboard shortcuts. For anything else, press your super key and search for the program, it takes only a keystroke or two to select the right one. It's much faster than any dock or taskbar.

          The Linux experience. Arguing about DEs.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            For me, it's Cinnamon.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          GNOME is more lightweight than krashDE
          >useless dock
          you aren't supposed to use it all the time. It's honestly just a frontend to pin apps to your keyboard shortcuts. For anything else, press your super key and search for the program, it takes only a keystroke or two to select the right one. It's much faster than any dock or taskbar.

          >using a DE
          lmao

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nix sounds really interesting. I'll probably switch and try it out next time I build a system, or if Arch ever pisses me off enough.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      only the kernel, I don't trust the rest.

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i use mint with a 4070, works fine for me, getting the same performance i was on windows. heaviest games i play are cyberpunk, forza horizon 5, death stranding, tekken 8. i installed the most recent nvidia driver (550) and everything is working fine. i mainly switched to linux because it is alot faster, more customizable and no spyware (besides steam lol) so i feel you, op. pic rel is all i play on linux rn, just dont expect day 1 slop to be immediately playable, maybe wait a few weeks although these days maybe the same could be said for most new pc games

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sovl

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anon I'll prostitute myself for a link for that theme

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Chicago95

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks hun! What package did you use?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            that depends on the distro you use. You can also download the theme directly from github:
            https://github.com/grassmunk/Chicago95/releases

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'm using mint too lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >mint
                botnet https://archive.is/jSwTP

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          YWNBAW (Woman/Windows/Woman+Windows)
          >but I don't want to be either
          Sure with that theme, troon

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's good. Don't listen to the lazy windows morons. You can even play Epic launcher games through another client called Heroic Launcher, which uses valve's proton software kek. Hopefully you also didn't listen to steam drones chuds complaining about epic giving away free games and collected over 200 by now on your epic account. Steam family share + Heroic Launcher with an epic account + emulating + pirating and your gaymin experience is freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Valve basically fixed Linux and consistently keeps improving it

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    did I just make square enix go bankrupt?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You crashed the stock you son of a b***h. My dividends

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Has anyone been able to make DD2 work on Linux? I finally managed to get through the start up logos, but when I git start game I hit a black screen.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like your drivers are fricked

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Any idea how I might verify that. Im using nvidia-550.67-1 and everything seems to be working fine otherwise.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Try generating a proton log and see what it says

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Good idea. When I do that and grep "err:" I get the following:

            35105.134:0128:0150:err:vkd3d-proton:d3d12_pipeline_state_validate_blend_state: Enabling blending on RT 0 with format DXGI_FORMAT_R10G10B10A2_UINT, but using integer format is not supported.
            35105.134:0128:0150:err:vkd3d-proton:d3d12_pipeline_state_validate_blend_state: Enabling blending on RT 0 with format DXGI_FORMAT_R10G10B10A2_UINT, but using integer format is not supported.
            35105.134:0128:0150:err:vkd3d-proton:d3d12_pipeline_state_validate_blend_state: Enabling blending on RT 0 with format DXGI_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_UINT, but using integer format is not supported.
            35105.134:0128:0150:err:vkd3d-proton:d3d12_pipeline_state_validate_blend_state: Enabling blending on RT 0 with format DXGI_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_UINT, but using integer format is not supported.
            35106.214:0128:0154:err:vkd3d-proton:d3d12_pipeline_state_validate_blend_state: Enabling blending on RT 0 with format DXGI_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SINT, but using integer format is not supported.
            35106.215:0128:0154:err:vkd3d-proton:d3d12_pipeline_state_validate_blend_state: Enabling blending on RT 0 with format DXGI_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SINT, but using integer format is not supported.
            35106.215:0128:0154:err:vkd3d-proton:d3d12_pipeline_state_validate_blend_state: Enabling blending on RT 0 with format DXGI_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_UINT, but using integer format is not supported.
            35106.215:0128:0154:err:vkd3d-proton:d3d12_pipeline_state_validate_blend_state: Enabling blending on RT 0 with format DXGI_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_UINT, but using integer format is not supported.
            35136.904:0128:0210:err:sync:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 000000004E6B0998 (null) wait timed out in thread 0210, blocked by 020c, retrying (60 sec)

            Any ideas?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Nothing specific there that's really actionable, I'd check protondb and look for driver versions used by others and use one of them as Nvidia sometimes has regressions so you have to play with downgrading

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      before i refunded, it started just fine for me, its just it had really low performance, desynced audio during cutscenes and crashed changing graphics settings in the menu. figure it was an unholy combo of denuvo, bad optimization and nvidia on linux (i dont have any issues pertaining to nv on my pc but i cant rule it out)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can follow the progress on Valve's Github: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/issues/7595

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How is Wayland
    Does it suck less now or does it still suck a lot?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you use it with plasma 6 it's good

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      still very much YMMV but if you're on an AMD system I'd recommend you give it a try

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SDL devs are tired of it being shit apparently.
      https://github.com/libsdl-org/SDL/commit/254fcc90eb22bb159ab365ad956222a9c5632841

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >wayland is the fut-ACK!!!
        https://github.com/libsdl-org/SDL/pull/9345

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I do wonder if the Wayland design is fundamentally flawed as drag and drop still doesn't work properly and shit like this exists: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/wayland/wayland/-/issues/159

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's good if you got an AMD card

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    One too many steps to do anything but fine.

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Using Linux Mint.
    It doesn't support my third party controllers. Most of my games don't work as well or don't work at all (a few do actually work better than on Windows though), It doesn't feel as smooth or as intuitive. The file system confuses the hell out of me due to being born and raised on Microsoft stuff and I wish there was something like the Window's control panel where I can currently see all my installed software at one place and just click to easily uninstall something (if there IS then I haven't found it yet. And the average person is just dumb and lazy so I feel it will never get serious support or attention because the average person doesn't even know how GoG offline installers work.
    9/11 still better than the horrors of being trapped in Microsoft's eco system.
    >Part 1 of what I am talking about.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Part 2
      Microsoft executives are not human.Do not trust anything Microsoft. Do not does anything Microsoft adjacent. The CEO of Hasbro proper, who had to approve of this, is an ex-Microsoft frick too.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Window's control panel can currently see all my installed software at one place and just click to easily uninstall
      The software Manager. Click the sandwich icon and the drop down menu, show installed applications. If you're installing shit using wine, go into your wine folder and the directories have the same names. You can go into the programs files folder and just delete whatever you need. And for games your best bet is proton or dxvk with winetricks, that made alot of games operable for me. 9 times out of ten if a game doesn't work someone has a wineprefix you just need to recreate.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      my 8bitdo works fine on linux, both switch and xpad mode. But you can't upgrade the firmware from linux, though you can use an android phone for that if you have one.

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Valve has done a lot to make it better in recent years.

    Linux desktop is still more of a hobby than an actual functional workstation, though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Linux desktop is still more of a hobby than an actual functional workstation, though.
      It works fine as a workstation unless your job requires you use Adobe Suite or something.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Speak for yourself. I used it as my primary workstation for almost ten years with no problems.

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how do you pirate using Linux
    frick steam shit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how do you pirate using Windows?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        like torrent and sites like gog-games

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          damn, if only Linux had BitTorrent clients and web browsers...

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yeah but how do you install windows only games? how do you install adobe shit?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              with wine

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how do you turn on pc?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      first I get naked

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SteamOS of course

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good morning xirs!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >os x 3.68%
      maybe the poos are alright

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    .

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anon, that image is a lie because the games that have positive ratings often have broken sound or cutscenes.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And only later do the rating deteriorate, just like linux native ports.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And only later do the rating deteriorate, just like linux native ports.

        https://www.protondb.com/app/333980

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      funny circle go brr

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >cut out the context
        classic troonix cherrypicking

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          hm I wonder if it's the top 1000...........................

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            [...]
            its my library of ~1000 games
            most of them work!

            >370 are platinum
            >410 are gold
            So best case scenario lets say 550 are playable.
            Yet on Windows, over 100k work.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              don't you have to finish your math homework, jimmy?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >So best case scenario lets say 550 are playable.
              laughably wrong
              >over 100k have no info, therefore they don't work!
              brainlet take

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Pfff, only 100k games? What a laugahbly small sample size of all the games that have ever been published. Clearly the conclusion here is that macOS is the superior system, because that's how logic works.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Prove all 100k games work on windows.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                if they didn't people wouldn't use steam, and the windows user % wouldn't be as high as it is.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                good luck with deadly premonition

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous
              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                again, good luck with deadly premonition. The only steam forum activity today is about game issues

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >again, good luck
                it's not luck, it's skill.
                am I going to play it? no.
                will you? probably not.
                can I? yes.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you can as much as you can play a bronze rated game on protondb

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I will play it on windows.
                no skill needed.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          hm I wonder if it's the top 1000...........................

          its my library of ~1000 games
          most of them work!

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >NOOO YOU HAVE TO TEST EVERY SINGLE GAME IN EXISTENCE EVEN ONES YOU DON'T PLAY

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You need to raise your standards.

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Irrelevant

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder if the reason most games haven't been tested is that most games don't matter, even to Windows users...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How many of those work?

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    best game on Linux is zombie panic source

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    oh, Ganker. you're the angriest place on the internet

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How is it for videogames?
    You need steam, lutris or heroic games launcher.

  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Switched two years ago and haven't looked back since.

  66. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Has anyone forked kde5 yet? I was thinking of switching to kde from xfce but kde6 pushing wayland and other complaints has me worried.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you can still use xorg just fine in kde 6

  67. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    am I a real Linux user if I use a Steam Deck as my main and only PC?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        holy frick am I actually smart?????

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >holy frick am I actually smart?????
          >PLEASE RESPOND
          If you can actually manage to play non-steam games using launchers like Lutris, Bottles and so on with 0 problems then I'd say you're much smarter than the vast majority of Gankeridya enjoyers here.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I never even bothered to learn bottles or lutris, I just add everything to steam and use proton
            even on random exes
            is that stupid?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >is that stupid?
              No, just lazy.
              At least learn about using ProtonGE through ProtonGE-qt on Discovery

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                but I do know about that
                I don't know how often I should update it and all the games using it though

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I don't know how often I should update it and all the games using it though
                When you got games using patented codecs like pic related, or needing specific patches/workaround.
                The site ProtonDB is your friend.
                Inside ProtonGE-qt there's a configuration page where you can assign specific versions of Proton to each Steam game.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >no codecs.jpg
                classic

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I mean like, usually I just updated to the latest GE and switched every single game to it and deleted the old one, sometimes nuking the prefixs before checking and seeing that doing that only saves like 4 fricking kilobytes of space

                is that dumb

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Better double check before deleting the old one, in case of regression.
                Nuking the prefix is not really necessary, unless:
                >You fricked around with the prefix too much and it's better to nuke it and start anew
                >Switched too many times version of Proton (double check before nuking it, might not be necessary.)
                >Switching the game to a major version of Proton (example: 8 > 9)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        holy frick am I actually smart?????

        PLEASE RESPOND

  68. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how do you guys install patches
    should I just cd in the folder and type wine patch.exe?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what game uses patches nowadays? and what you need to make sure of is specifying the wineprefix

  69. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    xfeces

  70. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ik ook

  71. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WHEN I SAY LINUX
    YOU SAY GAMING

    LINUX!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      troony!

  72. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good if you are using Wayland and not too brain dead to read two paragraphs to get it working with Nvidia. Horrifically bad if you use X. Any distro and desktop environment is fine tho. Arch + KDE is my personal choice. If you wanna try that just used EndeavorOS KDE.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Frick off RH.

  73. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's bad don't do it

  74. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Damn feels bad for trannies nuking their wine emulator back and forth just to fix a video codec, lol

  75. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is Wayland tearing + global keybinds available yet? My setup is too exotic for Xorg.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no. I can setup hotkeys for Plasma but other application like push to talk wont work if not focused

  76. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you get around pirated games for linux?
    Also how are emulators? Specifically Citra since I heard it doesn't play as well with AMD which is best for Linux.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >How do you get around pirated games for linux?
      You won't be playing codex denuvo cracked games, and you will have to replace their steam api emulator with goldberg to play other games.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Emulators work generally better, amd opengl performance on linux is way faster than on windows, so citra should run without problems.

        gog games are generally easiest ones to play. They just work
        The problem is the repacks that might crash on Linux, or not. Its very random. Fitgirl sometimes work, sometimes it doesnt. DODI works almost always but then it doesnt.

        Emulators run better on Linux

        Thanks. Any distro I should choose to frick around with and learn on a VM?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Arch. You're gonna need the command line when something fricks up, so better learn it the right way.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          try pure Arch, read Arch wiki etc.
          If that doesnt work out then you can try something else

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Mint is just works distro*.
          *most of the time, sometimes old packages are a problem

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          CachyOS, its arch but already optimized ootb.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Arch is a meme btw.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Arch is the only linux os that "works".

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Default arch is shit

            That's why CachyOS, Garuda, EndeavourOS all exist to fix some inherent problems from base Arch. First one being easy to install

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              All jeet trash.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >garuda
              literal pajeet shit
              also default arch is not shit. Arch is meant to bend to different needs. If you just want out of the box shit, dont use Arch. With Arch, you can actually choose most of the stuff you install without going for Gentoo

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you can actually choose most of the stuff you install
                That the big downside of arch. Other than that it's a good standard linux distro.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                its not a downside though. I very much welcome the fact that I can actually choose shit I install

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm talking about the lack of choice.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >AUR
                >lack of choice
                wat?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm talking about what's under the hood.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                check out artix

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I used to daily drive it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What made you drop it?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                66

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Still holds up.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Emulators work generally better, amd opengl performance on linux is way faster than on windows, so citra should run without problems.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      gog games are generally easiest ones to play. They just work
      The problem is the repacks that might crash on Linux, or not. Its very random. Fitgirl sometimes work, sometimes it doesnt. DODI works almost always but then it doesnt.

      Emulators run better on Linux

  77. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For my PC going Linux was like going from PS4 to PS4 Pro in terms of performance
    No stuttering

  78. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  79. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly I,am waiting for Valve to still put out their distro

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why wait, it's just a lightly modified Arch with an immutable root filesystem, you can get the same experience just installing Arch with KDEPlasma and going into Big Picture Mode on Steam

  80. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Our year.

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