I really REALLY want to just use gnu/Linux, but I play video games, and dual booting is a hassle, so what is the solution? Is it easy to set up a gaming VM? How's performance? That's pretty important.
How to play games under Linux
Install windows 7 or botnet edition debotnetted as much as possible.
Put distro on virtualbox
This makes sense because you do your heavy graphics shit on windows and your cool unix shit in the VM
Or you can go the other way and configure GPU passthrough, but you need specific hardware and it's a bit of a pain.
How do I know if I am capable of GPU pass through?
If you have to ask, you're probably not
For intel you need VT-D supporting CPU and MOBO, for AMD I think AMD-Vi/IOMMU and a motherboard for it, too.
VGA passthrough is the way to go.
I have a PNY GTX 960.
Wine shouldn't be too difficult to set up, but I don't think it covers most modern games.
You already said you don't want to dual boot.
Emulating Windows and passing your GPU through may be beyond your means. It's pretty complicated. Look it up, if you think you can do it.
Nvidia cards are especially difficult to get working. That may even require soldering your card.
You'll need another card.
I'm in the AMD camp, but didn't someone come up with a patch in software to fix that?
Here's a guided to help you get started
can't be done op
Native Linux version
DOSBox, if applicable
Virtualization, for older games
Start at the top, work your way down. Most vidya should be playable.
Alternatively if you don't have a gaming PC and just want some vidya grab an Xbox, Wii or PSP and hack it. They've got great games and are easy as fuck to set up.
Use proprietary drivers
Use linux versions of games
Just grow up OP. New video games are fucking garbage.
Everything is awful.
Just use windows for fuck's sake, linux is shit.
Absolute trash. Running a cayman card and the FOSS drivers are better than the proprietary trash.
Personally I just got an old shitty computer when a local office went out of business for about $20. I run linux on that and just ssh into it and do all my neat shit.
I recall that video only having 80k something views at the beginning of this year. Around 50k when I first saw it.
Some of the PC gaming community is actually waking up thanks to Windows 10 & 8 being so terrible. The allure of playing PC games on a fresh windows install customized only for gaming every single time it's run must be irresistible.
Not that complicated now. Skylake and Z170 supports vt-d by default in most if not all products. Try to get an AsRock mobo for good measure, although some gigabyte and other brands are also supposed to work. Also get at least one AMD GPU for the Guest OS (windows in this case).
99/177 games in my steam library are linux native.
dual booting is a hassle
Nigger you lazy
Can't argue with that, mid 00s is as recent games I'm willing to play. Older games are more likely to be libre.
What if you're doing something you can't stop "like backups" and want to play a game or something to pass the time?
Don't be a faggot.
It shouldn't take you that much time to back-up anything, provided you actually have a non-shit set-up and don't bloat your system down for no reason.
removable 2.5" SSD bay. swap two or more ssds, as required.
Nvidia series 900 run just fine on KVM+QEMU, they only have issues with Xen.
Or you archive shit.
Stop being a faggot.