Linux and Streaming - Linus Tech Tips Linux Gaming Challenge Part 2

This is NOT going Well… Linux Gaming Challenge Pt.2
by linux-tech-tips via Youtube

Some lessons to learn in desktop Linux:

  • Beyond ordinary PC, monitors, input devices, if the manufacture doesn't provide Linux support:
    1. Be prepared to set aside a full day to work out the issue;
    2. It may not work out regardless.
  • Always backup things using Timeshift before touching the terminal or any scripts.
  • Be very very suspect about any advice that is dated – try to find most recent advice and work backwards through time.
  • Know your distribution's lineage, for example Manjaro's parent is Arch, Linux Mint parent is Ubuntu and grandparent is Debian, so do not try advice that comes from outside your distribution's lineage unless you have no other choice.
  • Until you get good at installing software outside of your distribution's software store, always use the software from the store. Some software will not be in the store. This is where you cut your teeth on learning how to install programs (outside of the software store) for your distribution. In this way, you minimize the number of headaches you have to deal with.
  • Eventually you get good at installing software outside of the store, and I actually highly recommend doing this from trusted sources because you often get a later (improved) version of the software you are looking for by getting it directly from the author.

All in all, Linux gaming is not an improvement over Windows gaming, what it is is gaming free from Windows. If you are into playing AAA games on the date of their release, especially multiplayer twitch-fests then you aren't going to be happy with Linux gaming. In order to be happy with Linux gaming, you need to enjoy games that were on Linux when they are ready for Linux and the best option for that (at this date) is to get games on Steam because with Steam you can play a game you purchase either on Linux or Windows. In my case, I have Linux and Windows on two separate drives, each of which is bootable. I can use Linux for just about everything, but when I need to, I can bounce over to Windows. Instead of keeping two computers with great graphics cards and the like, I can have one suped up computer with two hard drives and all is well.