I am just popping in for some advice, my sister has recently switched to a pretty much microsoft free computer setup and is loveing it and trying to get me to switch to open source. I agree with many of the principles, I don’t like the power microsoft have, I know enough biology to know the problems with homogenous populations and enough about computers to see the scary possibilities with massive viri …but…I game.
Is this an issue? wine seems to be compatible with most of the games I like to play (is it also Everquest 2 compatible anyone?) but my concern is that adding in another layer of programing to run them will slow down my computer - what are people’s experiences here?
Is there an open source OS (I understand there are many types or Dirstro) which is comparable in stability to XP and takes up less space/cpu/ram? It took a good while for XP to become stable and I find bugging out crazy irritating.
Basicly evil though it may be windows is like a comfy old pair of trainers to me, all worn in just how I like and familiar, Linux may be a pair of very technical and genuinely better pair of running shoes but my old trainers have worked fine for years and I’m not sure about changing. I also now know just about enough about XP and windows in general to be able to fix most problems that might pop up myself and am nervous about having to relearn it all for a new system so I am kinda looking for some info on that side as well. How easy is it to fix any bugs that might come up?