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I know this maybe had been asked a lot in the past but the thing is that I want to know if I can run games smoothly such as Skyrim, COD: Black Ops, Prototype 2, FIFA 12, etc using the 64 bit version of Ubuntu 12.04 of course.

I'm doing this because Linux always drag my attention but I never tried because of what people said about its performance, so what do you guys think?

My pc specs are:

  • Intel Core i7 870
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM
  • ATI HD 5750
  • Motherboard Intel Extreme Series DP55KG
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Await the steam client. – Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen Aug 17 '12 at 0:35

It's performance is quite good, often edging above Windows, but compatibility may be an issue. You can install Wine Install Wine or PlayOnLinux to run Windows games on Linux for games that do not have a Linux version. However, some games will not run well or won't run at all oner some settings due to compatibility. You can search the Wine AppDB to check compatibility of your game. Here are some common ratings:

  • Garbage: Does not run or runs like rubbish.

  • Bronze: Runs partially or needs a workaround

  • Silver: Runs well or needs a mild workaround.

  • Gold: Runs very well, almost at or equalling Windows

  • Platinum: Runs perfectly, possible better than Windows.

Note that "better" does not talk about performance, but compatibility and reliability.

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Ok thanks for the quick response! I think I'll partition my hard drive and install linux to see how it is. – Angel Aug 17 '12 at 1:07
@Angel If this answer solved your problem, please click the checkmark to the left. – hexafraction Aug 17 '12 at 12:08

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