Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jul 2005 13:21 UTC, submitted by Hugo
Games One of the things lacking on Linux is breadth of native commercial games. That's where emulating (or re-implementing) the host enviroment that the game was created for with Cedega (or WINE) comes in.
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by polaris20 on Thu 7th Jul 2005 22:58 UTC
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"And what does slip-streamed install discs have to do with anything?"

Dualbooting Linux for general purpose stuff (everything but games) and using WinXP for games would work quite well.

Slipstreaming the XP install allows the removal of services you don't want running in Windows, and you don't have to install a NIC driver, and thus don't need to install AV software. Afterall, you're not connected to a network, not checking e-mail, not surfing the net from the XP partition.

This works well for my purposes, in which I use it for a pro audio box, with nothing but audio apps. Nothing to slow things down, and no spyware or virus headaches.

Updates to software on the XP partition can be done by downloading in Linux and copying over to the FAT32 partition of XP, or if you use NTFS, get an NTFS mounter and do that.

No, it's not super convenient, but it's better than F'ing around trying to get WINE (or Cedega) working well. I can handle the miniscule amount of time it take my Athlon to reboot.

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