[ubuntu-uk] 'The One': new low-priced laptop with linux inside

Michael Holloway michael at thedarkwinter.com
Mon Feb 18 13:54:01 GMT 2008

On Mon, 2008-02-18 at 13:33 +0000, Alan Pope wrote:

> I know a few people who dual boot Windows and Linux. Only using Windows
> for gaming. Seems ideal.
I for one am on of these people - a victim of WoW. I have a perfectly
legal and legit copy of Vista, just because i play games in what little
spare time i have. All of the rest of the time (working/surfing/time
killing) is spent in Linux.

I have managed to get most (some?) of the games i have to run in Linux
under Wine, though i must admit i have never tried Cedega. 

The one thing i find is that frame-rate is greatly reduced when running
Windows games in Linux... i guess that is due to Wine. Also, sometimes
the sound is buggy (don't we just love having so many sound engines!).

Playing games (RTC Wolfenstein for instance) works well with the native
client, but i have little hope or many more games going that way - which
is a major pitty.

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