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Best linux distros for gaming

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#1 Ichigo27


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 01:41 PM

If you recommended me a linux distro in the wine, playOnLinux or proton realm, what would it be? Best upon your experiences first hand.
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Posted 09 May 2019 - 11:28 AM

Just for gaming? SteamOS seems an obvious choice. Even if Valve no longer seems super-enthusiastic about it, it's still getting updated on a regular basis.

If you want a more complete operating system, I'd suggest either Ubuntu - especially as it's the benchmark for every major Linux compatible game -, Linux Mint, or Elementary OS. The latter two both are based on Ubuntu, so there shouldn't be any compatibility problems with games, and all three are very end-user friendly distributions. Which you'd prefer in the end pretty much boils down to which interface you like the most.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 06:41 PM

I'd recommend just going Ubuntu or one of the OS's based on it that Janichsan mentioned. Ubuntu is the most popular consumer linux OS and as such has a wealth of info on forums, etc. for any troubleshooting you might need to do.
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