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Finally Getting Some Support Around Here...

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I am the lone Linux user in our household. My adult stepson (who is not a jobless basement dweller - he helps my wife run her boarding kennel while I commute to something more mundane) is a gamer and refuses to even acknowledge the existence of anything other than Windows. My wife is not a technical person and doesn't want any learning curves to deal with (wait till she loses Windows 7 next year! :lol: ).

Anyway, one of our corgis just walked into the office, raised a leg, and gave my wife's Windows box a good squirt. It's nice to have an ally :)

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Wife is completely tech phobe copes with a Linux desktop way better than she ever did with windwoes. All she needs it for is to watch movies.
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old_noob wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:18 pm
... My adult stepson ...is a gamer and refuses to even acknowledge the existence of anything other than Windows....
Actually for gaming he's right, Linux gaming is a joke.

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It's always useful to have close support. :lol:
Please be polite and remember to mark your fixed problem [SOLVED].

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Know when what you're doing is trying to fit a square peg in a round hole, and STOP.

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Even if it's support of the liquid kind!
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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old_noob wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:18 pm
My adult stepson is a gamer and refuses to even acknowledge the existence of anything other than Windows.
I really wanna see his face when I show him how quite a few games run better with higher FPS with Linux than they do with Windows. :lol:
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Hoser Rob wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:07 am
old_noob wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:18 pm
... My adult stepson ...is a gamer and refuses to even acknowledge the existence of anything other than Windows....
Actually for gaming he's right, Linux gaming is a joke.
old_noob wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:18 pm
I am the lone Linux user in our household. My adult stepson (who is not a jobless basement dweller - he helps my wife run her boarding kennel while I commute to something more mundane) is a gamer and refuses to even acknowledge the existence of anything other than Windows. My wife is not a technical person and doesn't want any learning curves to deal with (wait till she loses Windows 7 next year! :lol: ).

Anyway, one of our corgis just walked into the office, raised a leg, and gave my wife's Windows box a good squirt. It's nice to have an ally :)
I use Windows 10, when I want to play a game that doesn't run on Mint. The only one that comes to mind immediately is Lego Worlds or something like that (obviously, I haven't played it in a while). My Borderlands games run flawlessly on Mint. Almost half of my games run on Mint.
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