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windows 8.1 vs ubuntu 14.04

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    windows 8.1 vs ubuntu 14.04


    i am thinking about switching from windows 8.1 to ubuntu 14.04. i am hesitating though as there are a huge amount of software and games only available for windows. i understand that you can use wine on ubuntu to install windows software but dont know how well it works and if it works for all software & games. Also if it manages to install the software or game how well will it run on ubuntu than windows?

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    The software(s) written for windows only wine is just a emulator.
    Trust me the software never run quite well in ubuntu
    the game are made for windows the never run on ubuntu unless they written for linux as well
    every software will run through wine so you can not found the real experience like windows gives you.
    and lastly if you wanna use the pc the way you wrote it's to better stick with windows.
    So, why ubuntu tell me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by neroextreme View Post
    The software(s) written for windows only wine is just a emulator.
    Trust me the software never run quite well in ubuntu
    the game are made for windows the never run on ubuntu unless they written for linux as well
    every software will run through wine so you can not found the real experience like windows gives you.
    and lastly if you wanna use the pc the way you wrote it's to better stick with windows.
    So, why ubuntu tell me?
    just looking for a better experience & am not liking the direction windows is going
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    Windows 8.1 Update 1


    Windows 8.1 update one is awesome I have no issues at all but need need forget past windows version & think this is a new os!
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    Quote Originally Posted by neroextreme View Post
    Windows 8.1 update one is awesome I have no issues at all but need need forget past windows version & think this is a new os!
    i m excited to see what features they introduce in the new update 2, coming out in the next month i think
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    I'm too!
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    The WINE emulator is far from perfect. Many applications do not run at all while others have problems. Games tend to have bigger issues. Games often bend or even break the rules established by Microsoft. WINE might faithfully emulate the documented behavior of the OS but not the undocumented details the games rely on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamos316 View Post
    i am thinking about switching from windows 8.1 to ubuntu 14.04. i am hesitating though as there are a huge amount of software and games only available for windows.
    Do you have any experience running or installing Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamos316 View Post
    i understand that you can use wine on ubuntu to install windows software but dont know how well it works and if it works for all software & games.
    Wine is a crutch when there is a piece of Windows software that you cannot live without. I do not recommend trying to continue using Windows software once you make the switch to Linux.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jamos316 View Post
    i am thinking about switching from windows 8.1 to ubuntu 14.04. i am hesitating though as there are a huge amount of software and games only available for windows.
    Do you have any experience running or installing Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamos316 View Post
    i understand that you can use wine on ubuntu to install windows software but dont know how well it works and if it works for all software & games.
    Wine is a crutch when there is a piece of Windows software that you cannot live without. I do not recommend trying to continue using Windows software once you make the switch to Linux.
    Exactly, which eliminates most games and much of the useful programs/apps out there. I actually like Linux but software developer support just isn't there.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    throw a bit wine in your beer and its still beer ,throw wine at linux and its still linux, if your a gamer stay with windows,as already said win8.1 is a big improvement over 8.0 ,or so they say ,not a gamer so i dont know shite about it really ,lol
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