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With the update I posted yesterday to my Linux Mint beginner's guide, I've decided to run another giveaway to draw some more attention to it (and perhaps convince some more users here to try it - take a look at the guide if you're interested).

The available prizes are (all GOG keys):

> Dex
> Dreamfall Chapters Season Pass (promo code)
> Hard West Collector's Edition + Scars of Freedom
> Ittle Dew + Card City Nights
> Lords of Xulima Deluxe Edition
> Shadow Warrior (2013)
> TRI
> Victor Vran
> The Witcher 2

The giveaway will run for 7 days, ending on Friday 29/07 at about 18:00 UTC. I may add more games depending on the promos & new releases while the giveaway is open.

To enter, simply post here listing the games you want in order of preference. And once again if you're curious about Linux then take a look at the guide :)

Rules:
- No rep requirement but I reserve the right to disqualify entries at my discretion.
- Winners will be selected randomly after the giveaway ends.
- Each winner will receive one prize - whichever of the remaining prizes is their most preferred.
- Please only enter for games that you don't already have.
- Please only enter for games that your system can run.
- Please only enter for games that you're interested in, intend to play & won't just let rot in a backlog.
- Keys are for your own use only/not to be traded (except for leftovers from multi-game keys which may be re-gifted but not traded)
- Any keys not redeemed within one week after being awarded will either be given to another entrant or reused for a future giveaway.
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Going on vacation this monday. Thinking of switching over to Ubuntu any advice?
Thanks a lot for the GA and I'm in for The Witcher 2.

Moreover, if I'm lucky enough to get it, I promise to add a Mint partition to my Win7 SSD and play it there. Will be the perfect excuse to try Linux again once and for all :)
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Emachine9643: Going on vacation this monday. Thinking of switching over to Ubuntu any advice?
The information in the guide should still be helpful... it's written with Linux Mint in mind, but much of it applies to Ubuntu too. If you need anything more specific just ask :)
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Emachine9643: Going on vacation this monday. Thinking of switching over to Ubuntu any advice?
you can try it on a virtual machine and see if you like it before switching!
also take a look at other Ubuntu flavours, such as Xubuntu or Kubuntu, you may like them more..
This is a lovely thing to do. I heartily endorse the message to try Linux (been running Ubuntu myself for quite a few years now, and wouldn't ever want to go back to non-Linux (though different distros than Ubuntu are constantly beckoning - my main reason to stick with them so far is that their level of polish and making everything fit well together keeps being way ahead of the competition)).

I'd like to be in for one of the following three games, in order of preference:
* Lords of Xulima Deluxe Edition
* Victor Vran
* Dex
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Emachine9643: Going on vacation this monday. Thinking of switching over to Ubuntu any advice?
Give yourself some time for it. Don't expect everything to work exactly as you want it out of the box. It'll be usable out of the box, but many things will have a learning curve, and other things you will just really want to be done differently.
The good news is, almost everything which annoys you - or which unfortunately has an actual bug and doesn't work at all - can be changed and made to work. But when you're new to Linux, it'll be a bit of a struggle to find your way to the useful advice on what to do to get there. There'll be a lot of terminology which will be unfamiliar; a lot of rather arcane-looking commands to run to find out the information you need to know what it is that's not doing what it should be doing. You can go a lot deeper with Linux than with Windows, and that's frequently a lot more efficient as well - but yeah, it'll take time to become familiar with it all.

Good luck!
Post edited July 22, 2016 by gogtrial34987
Tri looks interesting.

Went to add a game to the Wine appDB and almost made a f*&^% $p, did a reread of my addition, and found I listed my distro as Mint, when I installed ubuntu on tuesday.
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Emachine9643: Going on vacation this monday. Thinking of switching over to Ubuntu any advice?
Take it easy and remember Linux ain't windows :D
I'm not so new to linux I run Mint cinnamon. But I want something else or maybe do I clean install again.
Every time you have a giveaway, I think "I won't enter for anything this time" and then, every time, you have something that is well up on my wishlist and I end up entering. It's happened again.

I'd like to be in for Dex please.

Lately I've been playing around getting Arch installed on my Dell Venue 8 Baytrail based tablet. The install was a bit of a bugger, jumping through hoops of a 32 bit uefi with a 64 bit processor. Weird. Now that I have it installed though, its coming along. Wifi is a bit dodgy, and bluetooth doesn't work.

Hopefully I'm going to be able to get touchegg and i3 and some scripting to kind of emulate windows tablet mode (everything is fullscreen). It's working somewhat already.

Thanks for hosting yet another fantastic giveaway!
One day when I'm retired I might try Linux again. :)

I don't like struggling with getting stuff to work, which is why I went back to Windows 7 after upgrading to 10. Well, I did take the time to install new nForce drivers to get 10 to install well, but still went back to 7. Linux is an order of magnitude or two more work, so not going to try it right now.
Not in, but thanks a lot for the GA and for your efforts to bring Linux closer to the community. Leaving a +1 *tips hat*.
Hi adamhm :)
Many thanks for a great giveaway!
Could I be considered for :-
Hard West
Dex
Lords of Xulima

Until about 2 years ago I only ever ran linux on my home pc (mainly Fedora but I was prone to regularly trying new distros lol) however the lack of mainstream gaming caused me to leave. Would be more than happy to go back. How is linux gaming today?
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ET3D: I don't like struggling with getting stuff to work, which is why I went back to Windows 7 after upgrading to 10. Well, I did take the time to install new nForce drivers to get 10 to install well, but still went back to 7. Linux is an order of magnitude or two more work, so not going to try it right now.
Perhaps you should give it a try or at least have a quick read through the guide, if you're interested in it... when I started using I had no Linux experience at all but in my experience over the 3.5 years that I've been using it, in general it's actually *much less* hassle than Windows (obviously this is very much dependent on distro choice & hardware, e.g. if you have hardware by any Linux-unfriendly manufacturers).

That's not to say that it's been perfect, but the problems I've ran into with it generally haven't been much harder than many of the problems I've ran into with Windows. Most of the difficulty has only been relative, due to having 20+ years of prior DOS/Windows experience vs 0 experience with Linux (at the time I started using it).

If it really was so much more hassle I'd hate reinstalling Mint as much as I do reinstalling Windows & wouldn't currently be planning to dump Windows completely when I build my next PC :)

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Cinn314: How is linux gaming today?
Much better, and getting better all the time with more & more Linux releases coming out. And Wine is very good too :)
Post edited July 23, 2016 by adamhm
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Cinn314: How is linux gaming today?
Still better than OpenBSD gaming, still not so great.
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adamhm: (obviously this is very much dependent on distro choice & hardware, e.g. if you have hardware by any Linux-unfriendly manufacturers).
This!!

Once you get hooked on Linux, you start only buying hardware with known good Linux support, and everything gets easier at that point.

One thing that is tough, is keeping up with which manufacturers actually have good Linux support. I've been anti-ATi for a long time due to how poor the fgrlx driver was back then. Now, it sounds like ATi is poised to, if they haven't already, take the crown from nVidia as the best graphics card for Linux.

My next laptop may well be AMD/ATi powered....