What best distro for gaming?



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I use POP_OS

 
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PopOS is fine for gaming, generally rolling release distributions are better because of having newer software and libraries. To give an example I used to run a Rhel clone on my desktop, I ran into the issue of the sound not working for certain games at one point, I then installed Ubuntu and then that same game the sound worked as expected. Ubuntu and derivatives are fine as I wouldn't recommend a rolling release distribution to someone who is new to Linux.
 

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Pretty much all the mainstream distros can be used for gaming just fine. You just have to make it work. You probably, for simplicity sake, want to avoid specialist distros - like distros meant for servers, small/old computers, distros for SBCs, etc...

So, I'll share this link:


There's really no 'best', there's just 'best for you'.
 

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I have actually been using the Latest Ubuntu that just recently released. Run perfect and little to get going. Also you check out gamebuntu (its a new app that makes installing software for games really easy) super simple to use and install everything and working pretty good and no issues on my end. https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop

(also if you don't much care for ubuntu you can always check out Garuda Distro. I was using it prior to the ubuntu previously mentioned) https://garudalinux.org/downloads.html
 

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I have AMD GPU and my choice is Linux distributions based on Ubuntu 18.04+ and Debian 10+.
I use elementaryOS because it is easy to use, fast, stylish and I get very good FPS in games.
Especially with FShack Wine versions, I get high FPS values by sharpening.
 

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Although I'm not a gamer, Pop_OS can handle any task including games. You can install Wine on it too. Zorin OS also has Wine Pre-installed and is Ubuntu based like Pop_OS.
 

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Best linux distro for gaming is windows.
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Windows isn't a Linux distribution so it can't be called a distro.
 

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Best linux distro for gaming is windows.
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Try the FSHACK Wine version and then comment again.
Because I disagree with what you said.
Also, when I install the Fitgirl package, Windows 10 becomes unusable.
There is no such problem in Linux, I play LoL and I can even open videos in the background.
 

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Bottles also allows you to install Windows games.

They have an appstore which is located here: https://usebottles.com/appstore/

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Best linux distro for gaming is windows.
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Windows 11 is a dog (oh yeah can't use that word PG13 and all) is tartar sauce
just to take a word from SpongeBob. also I have been on windows since MS_DOS and no Windows is not as good a gaming system as it was.

Bottles also allows you to install Windows games.

They have an appstore which is located here: https://usebottles.com/appstore/

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I'm not a fan of bottles personally then I would rather just do it manually in wine I feel like bottles is a lot more complicated than it has to be and you cant install games or apps on a second HDD and I don't think you can install games outside its own wine environment so I hope you have a big C: Drive
 

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Windows 11 is a dog (oh yeah can't use that word PG13 and all) is tartar sauce
just to take a word from SpongeBob. also I have been on windows since MS_DOS and no Windows is not as good a gaming system as it was.



I'm not a fan of bottles personally then I would rather just do it manually in wine I feel like bottles is a lot more complicated than it has to be and you cant install games or apps on a second HDD and I don't think you can install games outside its own wine environment so I hope you have a big C: Drive
You can transfer the WINE prefix from Bottles and use a symlink to redirect from the prefix folder to where the prefix is now stored. You can also give a WINE prefix access to your root filesystem (and revoke it, or give access to certain folders), which WINE has by default and is located under Z:\ in the prefix iirc.

I still have to use Windows 10 for gaming occasionally, as FFXIV has horrible performance in dungeons when running through WINE on Lutris. When I have that issue fixed, the only thing I'll be booting into Windows for is a few games that don't have Linux support (COD, Fortnite, etc.), and even then, I haven't booted into Windows for gaming in months, as my XBOX serves as a replacement for Windows in most games.
 

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Im not going to explain the reasons, but the best distros in my opinion are (excluding arch which is not recommendable for a newbie):

Pop!_OS, EndeavourOS, Ubuntu, Fedora.
 

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i have personally changed OS to Garuda Linux.
I'm normally not a fan of arch but Garuda makes it so easy just a little cleanup and making sure everything is updated and that's that.

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