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Bolzano

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Hi, this is one of my first times posting. I am thinking about switching to Linux from Windows because I am totally fed up with Windows. My computer has an AMD 8350, a sabertooth motherboard, a gtx 980 ti, and a fancy NIC. Has anyone done the switch with POE, or anyone in the beta done the switch? Did QA take a good look at it? How would you characterize the difference between bugs filed for linux and bugs filed for windows? :-)

 

Is there a distro that is good for both software development and gaming? I am starting a PhD in computer science focusing on graphics development and visualization in the Fall, so I need it to work for both gaming and development.

 

I am so excited for this game!



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I'm using Ubuntu for work and my computer has an Intel i7-7700K and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 - and both PoE and also the beta of Deadfire run as good as on Win 10 (which I also have). Before that I played PoE on an old laptop also running Ubuntu with a Nvidia 555 M and it also worked (with lowest settings).

Only thing with PoE is: no visible capes. The plugin for capes in PoE doesn't work on Linux. In Deadfire that problem is solved.

Ubuntu will give you no troubles on all machines that are not too new (like yours). Certain USB-hardware like WLAN-sticks or printers can give you trouble nonetheless because there may be no fitting drivers. It's all solvable with a bit of googling and the terminal though. Usually most stuff just runs out of the box.

Edited by Boeroer, 01 April 2018 - 05:27 AM.


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I personally use Fedora and highly recommend it.



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i use manjaro and recommend use dxvk




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