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Making the Switch - Ready, Go!

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So, I was talking very casually to some friends today about Windows vs Linux. A lot of programmer types prefer Linux for various reasons, but a lot still use Windows as their primary operation system because it's more widely supported by programs they run (ie WoW). I realized that WoW is pretty much the only thing I run that doesn't have an official Linux version and after getting totally frustrated with Windows lately (even though I'm still a big Windows 7 fan), I decided to take the plunge and make the switch for my home desktop.

When I built my desktop a couple a months ago, I actually put both Fedora and Windows 7 on it (guess which was easier to install - it wasn't Windows) in a dual-boot configuration. So, a simple restart of the computer and I'm in Fedora seeing how hard it'll be to get WoW running nicely (everything from just getting it to run to getting TI video drivers installed).

What better place to document such an adventure than a blog!

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  1. Kathroman's Avatar
    Personally made the switch several months back, myself (probably around the time when Windows 8 was coming out, actually ). WoW and my Adobe Creative Suite are the only remaining reasons for logging into windows these days.
  2. Sapu94's Avatar
    I will be keeping windows around as a dual boot. I'm pretty sure I can get WoW running on linux though, just having some difficulty with the ATI video drivers.
  3. Kathroman's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sapu94
    I will be keeping windows around as a dual boot. I'm pretty sure I can get WoW running on linux though, just having some difficulty with the ATI video drivers.
    I feel like I recall someone in IRC talking about his back in the day, and I think they actually had to write their own drivers
  4. Sapu94's Avatar
    Well, I switched from Fedora17/18 (tried both) to Ubuntu 12.10 with gnome (i hate unity). However, I gave up on trying to get the ATI drivers working. I'll wait until AMD releases a version for Ubuntu 12.10. I can use all my external monitors fine through my video cards, but games are out of the question due to no 3D support from default video drivers.
  5. Kathroman's Avatar
    Well, let me know if you ever come across a solution - I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 as well, and might be interested in porting completely over.