Some Help choosing please

Hey ive just signed up to this site, been looking at getting a form of linux i guess you would say. currently using windows 7 on a crappy lenovo laptop. im looking to put it on here then also onto a pc im currently scavenging parts for in the future. there is alot to choose from and im not that computer savvy, so one that alot of people would use would be good, havent seen any ratings of popularity but i know im gonna have questions to ask once i convert over.
i am also learning about overclocking and enjoy gaming, hence scavenging parts to make a pc in the near future, so i need a version thats compatible with computer games and those overclocking programs. i enjoy mmorpg’s if that helps cos i hear WoW has trouble playing on linux. not that i wanna play wow just more info to add :slight_smile: looking at maybe ff14,eve online and maybe even trying to use cubase, fruity loops. incase i feel like becoming a gangster rapper like in my youth hehe. im not sure if all this jiba jaba helps or if it makes sense but i hope to read some replies or even some flaming :smiley: many thanks

so one that alot of people would use would be good
Your best bet would probably be [url=http://www.ubuntu.com/]Ubuntu[/url], you will find support/help easier to find.
havent seen any ratings of popularity
See the page hit rankings at [url=http://distrowatch.com/]DistroWatch[/url]
im currently scavenging parts for in the future
For the best Linux graphics compatability/performance, look for nVidia graphics cards
so i need a version thats compatible with computer games and those overclocking programs.
Linux has it's own "native" computer games (which you can search for on sites like [url=http://www.linuxgames.com/]LinuxGames[/url]), and will run *some* Windows games/applications through [url=http://www.winehq.org/]WINE[/url], check out/[url=http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&sTitle=Browse%20Applications&sOrderBy=appName&bAscending=true]search[/url] the [url=http://appdb.winehq.org/]WineHQ App Database[/url] for more info on which Windows software runs best under WINE... as for overclocking, I take it you mean graphics card overclocking as CPU/Memory overclocking is normally done in the BIOS so would be OS independent... yes there are overclocking apps for nVidia and ATI (Radeon) cards in Ubuntu's software repositories... [url=http://www.linuxhardware.org/nvclock/]nvclock[/url] and [url=http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Rovclock]rovclock[/url] respectively.
looking at maybe ff14,eve online
Dunno... Check the [url=http://appdb.winehq.org/]WineHQ App Database[/url], but WoW DOES work under WINE
maybe even trying to use cubase, fruity loops.
If it MUST be those programs, again check the [url=http://appdb.winehq.org/]WineHQ App Database[/url]

WINE isn’t perfect, so don’t expect ALL Windows software to work, most won’t, the software that does may be awkward to set up, and is unlikely to run as well under WINE as it does natively under Windows.

There are Linux native alternatives to most Windows applications, and 99% of them are free.

If your a Windows gamer, your best bet would probably be a Dual Boot setup, so you can boot Windows for your Windows games, and Linux for pretty much everything else :slight_smile:

wow thanks for the great support :smiley: mmuch to read up many thanks

is there a way to make windows games work on linux i kinda want to convert fully. there a way to learn to make them work? if thats possible :S

As stated above, WINE will get some of them working, but they will nearly always run better in their native OS