Re: Making the Leap
Were here to help, also whatever Distro you pick. Its user forums will have alot of help as well.
I know windows will only partion up to a certain size for FAT32, however Linux will partition any size (I have a 300GB FAT32 partition). You wont be able to store anything over 4GB on there, but is that really a problem?
For linux you should use the EXT3 file system, as far as its limitations with SATA, I dont know what they are but I havnt had a problem with it.
I wouldnt waste your time with Wine/Cedega. Just dual boot and use XP for games only, thats what I do. Ive spent so much time trying to get it to work in linux its not funny. TBH I think that those are most likely some of the most important linux programs in theory. Because if you could game on linux as well as you can on windows tons more people would switch, I doubt it will ever happen with any degree of serious success.
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