Mega Man Sep 11, 2012 @ 1:24pm
Linux?
Um i played tf2 on Ubuntu 9.10 Does anyone else play on this OS?
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mmstick Sep 11, 2012 @ 1:40pm 
Any reason why you are using Ubuntu 9.10 and haven't upgraded to 12.04?
Mega Man Sep 11, 2012 @ 1:46pm 
Well it ran better atleast
mmstick Sep 12, 2012 @ 8:26am 
I'm guessing you are implying that 9.10 runs games better than 12.04? I suppose this is true due to compiz/unity degrading 3D performance currently, but I still advise you to do a distribution upgrade, and simply installing an alternative desktop environment such as MATE or KDE.
Fum Sep 12, 2012 @ 9:48am 
Don't upgrade. If it works, don't bother.
And I've not played TF2, but Unreal Tournament 2004 works great on Slackware.
mmstick Sep 12, 2012 @ 4:31pm 
Originally posted by Fum:
Don't upgrade. If it works, don't bother.
And I've not played TF2, but Unreal Tournament 2004 works great on Slackware.
That isn't good advice, You should always upgrade to the latest LTS releases. Not only are you now cut off from the latest software packages, you are now potentially under security threats. Always upgrade to the latest LTS.
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ToTeX_Baked Sep 13, 2012 @ 1:58am 
I play on Arch linux. i dont need windows. and specially not when the steam linux beta is coming soon :)
MkS.ExE Sep 13, 2012 @ 3:17am 
Originally posted by Sutikku no Shogun:
I'm guessing you are implying that 9.10 runs games better than 12.04? I suppose this is true due to compiz/unity degrading 3D performance currently, but I still advise you to do a distribution upgrade, and simply installing an alternative desktop environment such as MATE or KDE.
As He said upgrade and install alternative desktop environment. KDE is very heavy for the PC so I would suggested to install LXDE or Enlightenment.
miezoo Sep 13, 2012 @ 2:28pm 
I have tried to play on debian(7 sid) but the game even dont started... :|
Padster Sep 13, 2012 @ 5:03pm 
I've got a Linux Mint 13 partition with Openbox that I use for my Linux gaming on this PC. Openbox is great for gaming.
Fum Sep 13, 2012 @ 5:13pm 
Originally posted by Sutikku no Shogun:
That isn't good advice, You should always upgrade to the latest LTS releases. Not only are you now cut off from the latest software packages, you are now potentially under security threats. Always upgrade to the latest LTS.

What security threats? If it works, dont update. Just like Firefox. Never update unless you NEED to do so. Every update will 99% BREAK one or more THINGS YOU LIKE. If you are running a company server yes, maybe updating is needed. If you have a router with NAT, firewalled, you have no security risks anyway.
Iperpido Sep 13, 2012 @ 6:55pm 
Originally posted by Sutikku no Shogun:
I'm guessing you are implying that 9.10 runs games better than 12.04? I suppose this is true due to compiz/unity degrading 3D performance currently, but I still advise you to do a distribution upgrade, and simply installing an alternative desktop environment such as MATE or KDE.
Indeed. you can choose a LTS version or also the normal distribution (i prefere these for desktop pc's, but it's just an opinion). And... you are lucky, the last version (12.04) it'a also an LTS.
Yes, you should really upgrade.
And not only for security reasons...

Also using another distribution can be a good idea (i hate ubuntu), but it just makes no sense if you are using Ubuntu from 2009 and you like it. just upgrade.

And... Actually Wine shuld works pretty well on the last ubuntu version, probably better than on the old version. why do you say it's worst?
Originally posted by miezoo:
I have tried to play on debian(7 sid) but the game even dont started... :|
Well... probably you need some missing library/driver. Ubuntu has a lot of them pre-installed.
mmstick Sep 13, 2012 @ 7:48pm 
Originally posted by Fum:
Originally posted by Sutikku no Shogun:
That isn't good advice, You should always upgrade to the latest LTS releases. Not only are you now cut off from the latest software packages, you are now potentially under security threats. Always upgrade to the latest LTS.

What security threats? If it works, dont update. Just like Firefox. Never update unless you NEED to do so. Every update will 99% BREAK one or more THINGS YOU LIKE. If you are running a company server yes, maybe updating is needed. If you have a router with NAT, firewalled, you have no security risks anyway.

As a server admin, I should slap you. Corporate systems are the least likely to be upgraded, even to LTS releases, its advised, but most companies will refuse to do so, just take a look at all those WinXPs still all over the place. In companies there are often specially designed programs that may break on a new version. I don't think you understand what kind of security threat I am talking about. There are always loopholes around a lot of things, security threats can include exploits that can bypass you, who cares if you are firewalled and behind NAT, you are still open to attack from anywhere. Be it from your own internal network, to the external, even a simple virus. But there is more to it than security threats, you lose support of software applications, this means no more upgrades for your software unless you manually download source code and install it, no compatibility with hardware released after that time, so if you suddenly buy a new printer it will not work, and flatout performance improves in both the new, more stable OS, new features that will increase producitivity, and a wider assortment of free software in the software center. Not to mention, wine is a great example. If you have the latest Ubuntu, you can easily install the latest wine, not so much for older versions. You should always upgrade to the latest version, it only takes a few buttons or a terminal commands to upgrade, you have a lot to gain and nothing to lose. By the time your system cannot handle newer versions, it's well time to upgrade.
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Iperpido Sep 13, 2012 @ 11:48pm 
Originally posted by Sutikku no Shogun:
wine is a great example. If you have the latest Ubuntu, you can easily install the latest wine, not so much for older versions.
Well.... Actually even the last version of ubuntu uses the 1.4 version of wine, but if you want the last (should be 1.5.12 right now) you have to add the Wine repository.

But you are right.... it's always better to upgrade, specially on Linux.
New kernel, lighter system (well... maybe not if you are using ubuntu .-.), all is much stable.
richi902 Sep 14, 2012 @ 1:49pm 
Ubuntu!
mmstick Sep 14, 2012 @ 1:52pm 
There is nothing wrong with Ubuntu. It is the most convenient, well managed, and most supported Linux there is. There is no other distro with as much support and effort as Ubuntu. For anyone who is a masochist, you can simply go to Arch Linux. Even if you are a masochist, you can still simply get Ubuntu server and install whatever you want yourself.
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