hey /g/, is installing linux a good solution to my gaming addiction? I currently only have access to optimus laptop and play games which are unavailable in native on linux, will it make me more productive, stop wasting my time, get me laid? im speaking about some normie tier distro, not timesinks like arch
>actually a pornstar
did not expect
It worked for me. But stay away from debian and debian based distros because of steam.
I'm using Fedora and it's pretty great, cli is pretty easy
Also if you don't like gnome a few other great flavors to try are xfce, lxde, enlightenment, and plasma.
>But stay away from debian and debian based distros because of steam.
You can get steam up and running in any distro
my day also consists of browsing web, writing papers in tex, watching movies, [spoiler]anime[/spoiler] , but all that after 10-12 hours of gaming
also i dont understand why you are all speaking about steam when i said i have nvidia optimus which supposedly is a pain in the ass to set up and still doesnt work very well
>will it make me more productive, stop wasting my time, get me laid?
Doubtful. You'll probably just waste more time browsing 4chan, watching porn, and ricing your desktop instead.
well anon, if you are a big time waster like i used to (am) be, just switching won't make it, you will get another way of wasting your time.
But sometimes just this pushing you out of your comfort zone will be useful.
I would give it a try, what bad can it do? You already spend most of the day gaming, can't be worse than that.
Won't work, you'll just go back to using Windows.
What you should do is cheat at those games. Download a trainer or something. You only enjoy the games because of the challenge. If you cheat at them, you'll want to play them a lot less.
>what is wine?
it worked for me. I play a lot less, since it's usually such a hassle to properly set up wine to enjoy muh games. But I don't need to go back to windows, because I can play anything on linux anyway.
It worked for me. Also I removed my graphics card and use my onboard Intel graphics only (I'm surprised at how well it works). The thing that might hold you back is time to kill so don't even bother unless you are setting yourself some goals. Part of the reason for me quitting was I wanted to go to the gym and get in shape, I have been going for over two years now and I'm looking pretty good and my company is going well. It's rewarding knowing I have made real life accomplishments. And Linux is still enough to quench my thirst for playing and tweaking my computer.
Arch is a really good distro, don't knock it, Pacman and aur is the shit. No fucking around and searching the web for PPAs and crap. If I can talk you in to using a good Arch based distro, install Antergos it is easy to install and move on with your life. I have found it more up to date (therefore with more features and less bugs) as well as more user friendly than Ubuntu.
switching distros isn't going to give you self control, that's something you've got to learn on your own.
That said, when I installed Manjaro, it had steam already installed. Still, I'm loving it so far. Incredibly stable and not ugly