OttoVB Feb 18, 2013 @ 4:39pm
Linux Promo Item
Is downloading Linux difficult and is it really worth the promo? Also, how did you guys download linux and how was your experience?
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Ûvatha Feb 18, 2013 @ 4:41pm 
the download was the easiest part. I had struggle with the video drivers.
OttoVB Feb 18, 2013 @ 4:43pm 
Also, can you still keep windows if you downloaded Linux?
icehat Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:04pm 
Originally posted by cerealkiller:
Also, can you still keep windows if you downloaded Linux?
Of course you can.
Installing Linux IS difficult, don't do it unless you know what you are doing.
And lastly, DO NOT USE THE EXECUTABLE INSTALLER. It will fcuck up your PC.
Edit: We're talking about Ubuntu linux, right?
Double Edit: If all you want is the Tux, don't even bother with Linux. Too much work for too little.
Last edited by icehat; Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:16pm
OttoVB Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:14pm 
Originally posted by SomeWittyUsername:
Originally posted by cerealkiller:
Also, can you still keep windows if you downloaded Linux?
Of course you can.
Installing Linux IS difficult, don't do it unless you know what you are doing.
And lastly, DO NOT USE THE EXECUTABLE INSTALLER. It will fcuck up your PC.
Edit: We're talking about Ubuntu linux, right?

Yes. Btw, what is the executable installer? xD I have no idea what to do.
HKGDot Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:18pm 
use exe installer makes the ubuntu runs sloooooooooooooow
i tried once last day, it's a ☆☆☆☆ty product
but i get fail to start game every time even i use VMware ,everytime
HKGDot Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:19pm 
Originally posted by cerealkiller:
Originally posted by SomeWittyUsername:
Of course you can.
Installing Linux IS difficult, don't do it unless you know what you are doing.
And lastly, DO NOT USE THE EXECUTABLE INSTALLER. It will fcuck up your PC.
Edit: We're talking about Ubuntu linux, right?

Yes. Btw, what is the executable installer? xD I have no idea what to do.
the one that can be runned inside windows platform
icehat Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:19pm 
Originally posted by cerealkiller:
Originally posted by SomeWittyUsername:
Of course you can.
Installing Linux IS difficult, don't do it unless you know what you are doing.
And lastly, DO NOT USE THE EXECUTABLE INSTALLER. It will fcuck up your PC.
Edit: We're talking about Ubuntu linux, right?

Yes. Btw, what is the executable installer? xD I have no idea what to do.
The executable installer (assuming you're running Windows) installs Ubuntu without the need to restart your PC. Buuuuut it fu ck s up Windows.
If you're serious about getting Linux (not just for the Tux) friend me and I can help you.
HKGDot Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:22pm 
Originally posted by SomeWittyUsername:
Originally posted by cerealkiller:

Yes. Btw, what is the executable installer? xD I have no idea what to do.
The executable installer (assuming you're running Windows) installs Ubuntu without the need to restart your PC. Buuuuut it fu ck s up Windows.
If you're serious about getting Linux (not just for the Tux) friend me and I can help you.
i cannot even install steam successfully inside my rubbish pc
BlaqkAudio Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:30pm 
After trying 8 and a half hours of trying and looking for a way to get linux without installing it (via a vurtual box or something) I decided to install it. I installed it and got steam and TF2 to download, but it turns out i didnt put enough HDD space aside for Ubuntu... I was 250 Mb short of finishing the download of TF2. So, now i have to Reinstall Ubuntu in order to make more space for that OS... here I go again! :/
Last edited by BlaqkAudio; Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:30pm
Ûvatha Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:34pm 
note that TF2 also extracts the Media files with the tutorial videos, which needs another GB of space.
HKGDot Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:34pm 
Originally posted by BlaqkAudio64:
After trying 8 and a half hours of trying and looking for a way to get linux without installing it (via a vurtual box or something) I decided to install it. I installed it and got steam and TF2 to download, but it turns out i didnt put enough HDD space aside for Ubuntu... I was 250 Mb short of finishing the download of TF2. So, now i have to Reinstall Ubuntu in order to make more space for that OS... here I go again! :/
>=25gb is better
Orange Bitflip Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:36pm 
This entire thread makes me sick.

Originally posted by BlaqkAudio64:
After trying 8 and a half hours of trying and looking for a way to get linux without installing it (via a vurtual box or something) I decided to install it. I installed it and got steam and TF2 to download, but it turns out i didnt put enough HDD space aside for Ubuntu... I was 250 Mb short of finishing the download of TF2. So, now i have to Reinstall Ubuntu in order to make more space for that OS... here I go again! :/

Google Gparted.
Then download.

Well, unless you went for that really weird Windows runtime crap...
sanxs Feb 18, 2013 @ 8:47pm 
I have Intalled Linux Ubuntu 12.10 _64 bits from Win 7 (iso unpaqued files)many times and didnt do anything to win7,and this was because I was mesing a lot with console thing of linux, but if u want to give a go to Linux Ubuntu u ll need:

-make sure ur conection to internet ll be ready to use, wifi or cable drivers
- update Ubuntu
-Ctrl-Alt T to diplay the console ( dont be afraid to use comands, if u breake something it ll only ubuntu- just restart and unistall from windows and start over)
-search for the best driver for ur video card (Google it)- most of games dosnt suport chipsets
-get steam from the steam web and let ubuntu manager to install it
-move the steam installation to the Host carpet or u ll have like 5 Gb to install games
-Ctrl-H to show hiden carpets
-use the Steam acces dir from the desktop to redirect the new location
-Use a backup of TF2 to install the game ( u dont have to download all again)
-Have Fun
icehat Feb 18, 2013 @ 8:47pm 
Originally posted by sanxs:
I have Intalled Linux Ubuntu 12.10 _64 bits from Win 7 (iso unpaqued files)many times and didnt do anything to win7,and this was because I was mesing a lot with console thing of linux, but if u want to give a go to Linux Ubuntu u ll need:

-make sure ur conection to internet ll be ready to use, wifi or cable drivers
- update Ubuntu
-Ctrl-Alt T to diplay the console ( dont be afraid to use comands, if u breake something it ll only ubuntu- just restart and unistall from windows and start over)
-search for the best driver for ur video card (Google it)- most of games dosnt suport chipsets
-get steam from the steam web and let ubuntu manager to install it
-move the steam installation to the Host carpet or u ll have like 5 Gb to install games
-Ctrl-H to show hiden carpets
-use the Steam acces dir from the desktop to redirect the new location
-Use a backup of TF2 to install the game ( u dont have to download all again)
-Have Fun
You're late.
I already got the guy the Tux.
The Writing Rex Feb 18, 2013 @ 9:23pm 
IM HAVING TROUBLE FINDING STEAM ON UBUNTU SOFTWARE CENTER did they remove?
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