Switched to Pop_OS! everything is working as expected (including games), bye Windows!
Glad to hear it!
I hear you! It's all because of anti-cheat. It ties itself into the Windows kernel, so it makes it impossible (right now anyways) to run these games on Linux. Interestingly enough, I question if these anti-cheats are even worth it? After all, people still find ways around it to cheat.If i could install fortnite on linux i would go to my loved manjaro distro
Where do I sign up, I have an ago old Windows addiction!You should also join anti-Windows support group to fully recover from addiction.
It is very hard to recover from Windows.
It's Ubuntu but optimized for laptops with Nvidia GPU, IE: by default Ubuntu would use either the integrated or the dedicated graphics for everything. Pop_OS! runs like Windows rendering the screen with the integrated GPU and calling dedicated GPU for certain programs when the user wants (games for example).What are your impressions of Pop!_OS so far?
I run it in a VM on my Windows laptop and I am really impressed with it. It's a more refined Ubuntu in my opinion that is geared towards productivity.
I see that they have two versions available. One is Intel and the other one is Nvidia. So, for the example you gave above, does one need to download the Nvidia edition?It's Ubuntu but optimized for laptops with Nvidia GPU, IE: by default Ubuntu would use either the integrated or the dedicated graphics for everything. Pop_OS! runs like Windows rendering the screen with the integrated GPU and calling dedicated GPU for certain programs when the user wants (games for example).
That is correct.For Intel + Nvidia you need Nvidia ISO, otherwise graphics won't work as expected
Great! Manjaro is my preferred distro. I always thought the "Non-Free" version is for systems with a single Nvidia GPU only.Another distro where you can do this is Manjaro. Just download the ISO for your preferred desktop environment. When this iso first loads, you will see a section that lists "Drivers=FREE." This option is for AMD/Intel GPUs, but if you want Nvidia, just select that option and change it to "Non-Free," which is the Nvidia drivers.
Afaik it should, but I have not tried that myself as I don't have a laptop with an Nvidia GPU. Both AMD and Intel have open sourced their drivers so they are actually part of the Linux kernel, which is quite nice. Nvidia on the other hand has not, so they fall under the proprietary (non-free) option. Being that Pop!_OS is being designed by System 76, they may have a slightly better edge in this regard as they are a system builder. In saying that though, recently Manjaro partnered up with Tuxedo computers to launch laptops that come with Manjaro by default, so I would assume that they are working on improving this, if they haven't already.Great! Manjaro is my preferred distro. I always thought the "Non-Free" version is for systems with a single Nvidia GPU only.
So, it should work for laptops with Intel + Nvidia combo too similar to PoPos?
This is so convenient, VirtualBox lags with iGPU but rans smoothly with dedicated GPU (VMware in Windows also forces the use of dedicated GPU to avoid lag).One thing that Pop!_OS has that Manjaro doesn't (at least I don't think they have this....yet anyways), is the ability to right click an application and specifically tell it to run using the dedicated GPU. Which is also quite nice.
Linux is good until you find out a program that refuses to run with WINE, but you can always use a VM or dual boot. If you decide to install Linux, avoid GNOME at all costs it's slow, unintuitive and uses more RAM than Windows 10 with all telemetry enabledI'm actually thinking about moving my gaming PC to Linux too .