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Going form XP to Mint :)

Postby voltaqe on Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:22 pm

Hi there mint users :)

I Just discovered mint, and i want to ask you, if it is "safe" to convert, if you know what i mean :)
I play games like, Warcraft III, WoW and Counter-strike: Source - Are this system eligible for these games ?
I have tried Ubuntu GG, and others.. but i want to know if this is any different form the others ? :)
Looking forward to testing it!! :)
Linux is always a pleasure to use, becuase it is a whole new world.. (better one! :lol:) instead of being trapped inside that windows xp box :x

Regards
Niels
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Re: Going form XP to Mint :)

Postby derekr44 on Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:33 pm

I switched from XP to Mint and love it. I game with the same games you do. All three of those can be run with either WINE, Crossover or Cedega.

I personally spent the $40 and bought Crossover. CSS, WoW & TF2 are supported out of the box. WC3 requires a little bit of tweaking, but it works too.
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Re: Going form XP to Mint :)

Postby alcatraz on Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:56 am

I changed from Vista to Mint.
I'm really happy with it.
But I miss my Office 2007. Does anyone knows a possibility to run Office 2007 on Mint?
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Re: Going form XP to Mint :)

Postby Fred on Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:38 am

alcatraz,

Code Weavers "Crossover Office" runs Microsoft office pretty well, But you understand that disseminating Microsoft's proprietary formats when you don't absolutely have to is like intentionally polluting the gene pool. :-)

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Re: Going form XP to Mint :)

Postby derekr44 on Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:59 am

Fred wrote:alcatraz,

Code Weavers "Crossover Office" runs Microsoft office pretty well, But you understand that disseminating Microsoft's proprietary formats when you don't absolutely have to is like intentionally polluting the gene pool. :-)

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lol

I'm guilty too... I know...
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Re: Going form XP to Mint :)

Postby alcatraz on Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:33 am

Perhaps my Mint will survive that :P
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Re: Going form XP to Mint :)

Postby jbaerbock on Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:21 pm

Well I have problems running WoW or other really resource intensive games because ATI graphics cards are not very well supported in the Linux world. However if you have Nvidia you are pretty much set to go. WoW can work on ATI cards too but takes a lot of messing around.

Overall Linux is a very stable OS (Mint more so than Ubuntu in my opinion). Personally I have issues with any Gnome oriented Distro (meltdowns and bad things happen for odd reasons) so I use Mint editions such as XFCE Mint or KDE Mint. Both are good alternatives to the normal Gnome version and still give you the minty love.

Good luck and welcome!
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Re: Going form XP to Mint :)

Postby cisforcojo on Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:27 am

Last I checked, Office 2007 had a really poor rating in the WINE AppDB. You CAN however run it through a virtual machine using something like VirtualBox (that's what I currently do). But I don't actually run it, I just have it.
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Re: Going form XP to Mint :)

Postby tucker4christ on Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:14 am

I use office 2007 in Mint. I installed wine-doors and all extras in wine-doors. Then install Office. I don't really use it that much but it works, REALLY SLOWLY!!!!!
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Re: Going form XP to Mint :)

Postby Fred on Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:00 am

Your mileage will vary, depending on the equipment you have. First off, Office is a real resource hog all by itself. Wine uses quite a few cpu cycles also. If you are going to run Office on Wine on Linux with an acceptable amount of speed you are going to need a fairly fast cpu and lots of memory.

Office isn't supported perfectly yet. Some of the applications work pretty good. Word seems to run the best and Excel is a close second. Power Point seems to have the most problems. At least thats been my experience.

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Re: Going form XP to Mint :)

Postby cisforcojo on Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:13 am

Well then, I stand corrected. :)
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Re: Going form XP to Mint :)

Postby voltaqe on Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:25 am

Thanks guys, using it for school atm. for testing purposes.. :) hehe
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