haven’t been on the forums for a while but am thinking of coming back to opensuse.
bit of an update:
windows xp user up until a year ago, then tinkered with opensuse and ubuntu for a bit and went with ubuntu as it was more friendly to install and a few of my mates had it so i had the help there. used ubuntu mainly for uni work and general use really and now that i have finished uni and have a bit more free time, i wanted to do some casual gaming.
at the moment, i have reverted back to windows xp as it’s the only way i could play counterstrike source, need for speed most wanted, age of mythology and starcraft.
i have tried doing a dual boot but it didn’t work out. installed xp first and that went ok, put on opensuse 11 but got confused with the partitioner so went to ubuntu and installed that. installation went well and rebooted and tried to boot up xp and wouldn’t work. it just came up with the hard disk recovery.
i was wondering if it is possible to get these games up and working on opensuse.
i’ve heard of wine, crossover and cedega. didn’t try cedega as i had to pay for it, i got confused with wine and with crossover i got it up and running but it would not let me put on the games i play.
Multi-booting should be no problem XP/SUSE
If your talking Desktop not laptop and can have 2 HD’s it’s totally easy.
And really if you are such a Games enthusiast you really are better with M$. I can tell you though, Wine is Much improved.
Just watch out though - many usb drives use more power than the usb port can supply.
If you look around, you can get a larger drive cheaper.
Else get a proper powered usb hub connector that can deliver the current to the external drive.
I got one for my old acer 290 and although it has a dual boot with XP, I rarely use XP or any windows now unless I really have to - and this from somone who used to support windows products!
Ubuntu is great for the home user, but if you are willing to learn you’ll get more from suse, redhat or even plain debian. I like suse because the help is more forthcoming, easier to find and friendlier than redhat/fedora - plus yast is still the best admin tool of all the distros.