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Linux Lite As A Possible Gaming Platform?

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N4RPS:
Hello, All!

I saw this in my mailbox to day from Linux Forums, so I thought I'd share it with the community. Here's the link:

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/gaming-multimedia-entertainment/201288-linux-version-tailored-gaming.html

Capagot's Question, in a nutshell:

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Is anyone aware about a Linux version tailored for gaming? I mean... I know that games developed for Linux can run on almost any standard Linux distribution. However, my question is about the existence of a stripped out Linux version, where all stuff that is nor relevant for gaming was removed. I know that such a Linux version would never be as thin as the OS that is found on a actual game console. However, I am quite sure that a lot of stuff could be removed from within Linux, reducing its latency, while still keeping it as general as possible to be run on, at least, pop processors such as AMD and Intel's.

I think that it would be a great project/initiative if it does not exist yet.

I made a quick search on the internet about that, but could not find anything.
Do you know if is there such a Linux version, or an ongoing project on this line?


Capagot


Here's Zenwalker's Answer:

LinuxLite is most likely about as close to what is described as is available just now.
Or one could install a Base version and install Wine and such oneself. The option is available if the willingness to do a little work is there.

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Just thought I'd pass this along. This is probably outside the scope of the goals for the development team at the present time, but it's something that, as Linux Lite grows and matures, perhaps should be considered as a possibility, as Puppy installs can be quite a challenge...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob


Jerry:
It's nice to get a mention, but in all honesty it's not very likely to happen. We produce an operating system that has a very specific focus, to deviate from this in any way would be damaging, by that I mean Linux Lite as a whole has an 'image' of being a certain kind of operating system, I'd prefer to stay away from labels such as 'a gaming distro' etc and only be known for what we consistently produce. Cheers Rob :)

XpRefugee:
Steam OS????

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_OS

Does not have a live version but you could install it!

N4RPS:

--- Quote from: Valtam on May 06, 2014, 05:46:08 AM ---It's nice to get a mention, but in all honesty it's not very likely to happen. We produce an operating system that has a very specific focus, to deviate from this in any way would be damaging, by that I mean Linux Lite as a whole has an 'image' of being a certain kind of operating system, I'd prefer to stay away from labels such as 'a gaming distro' etc and only be known for what we consistently produce. Cheers Rob :)

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Hello!

That makes sense. Distrowatch is littered with defunct OSs that tried to be 'all things to all people'.

As for myself, I'm not a gamer, so it's a non-issue. If you're a serious enough gamer to build a PC just for games, you most likely already have another OS picked out anyway...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob

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