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Postby Bossie on Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:18 am

Hi everybody

I have dabbled in the past with dual booting various distros alongside Windows.(since the end of Dos 6.1) Installing Linux as sole OS usually ended in disaster and a return to Windows usually as a result of bootloader or grub ? errors.
My main pc activity centres around gaming, making Windows essential for me. I recently found out that many new games can work on Linux via Steam or Wine.
I still have to research the spectrum of games that qualify as such. I am currently downloading the Mint iso to retry my hand at Linux and dual boot with Win7 while doing the research.
I have made a disk image of my Windows installation for just in case ..... As a further precaution though, I would like to know if someone who went through a similar experience, can give me a heads up of how to avoid messing up my Linux installation again. Secondly, I would like to know if Mint is a good way to go for my purpose or should I use a different or other more game-compatible distro - if any?
The amount of different opinions and guides on Google is overwhelming and mostly subjective. (Confusing also comes to mind)
I would appreciate any help you can offer or reference to a reliable guide for Linux newbs.
Thanks
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Re: New to Linux

Postby The-Wizard on Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:29 am

welcome to the Mint family forums

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Re: New to Linux

Postby Crewp on Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:08 pm

Welcome to Linux Mint. :D
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Re: New to Linux

Postby Bossie on Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:42 am

Thanks for the welcoming words :D
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New to Linux

Postby uncndl1 on Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:17 pm

Not knowing your system, I would start with 13 XFCE- it will talk you through the install- have internet available/ install/ update and then enjoy


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Re: New to Linux

Postby vrkalak on Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:17 pm

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Re: New to Linux

Postby jesica on Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:58 am

Welcome to the forum :mrgreen:
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Re: New to Linux

Postby jahid on Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:00 am

Welcome to the Mint family........ :mrgreen:
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