Advertising (This ad goes away for registered users. You can Login or Register)

Black Friday Sale: Playstation Plus 1 Year subscription is $39.99 (33% off) on Amazon and other retailers, while supplies last.

Best Linux Distro for emulation

Discuss Windows, Mac, or Linux Gaming (or other types of applications) here
Post Reply
gunzjones
Posts: 30
Joined: Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:46 pm

Best Linux Distro for emulation

Post by gunzjones » Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:03 pm

I have an older, underpowered laptop that I am using only for retro emulators. Decided to switch over to Linux, but I've only had experience with the Mint distro. Was wondering if anyone else might have recommendations. Thanks in advance.
Advertising
1k - 6.61 me 2.3 cipl
2k - 6.60 me 2.3. Cipl
Vita 1k - 3.51

User avatar
fate6
Big Beholder
Posts: 7598
Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:18 am
Location: [fate6@Canterlot ~]$

Re: Best Linux Distro for emulation

Post by fate6 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:55 pm

Arch Linux, But it will require a tad bit of work from you to fully setup.
You could also try ElementaryOS if you want to stick with Debian.

End of the day tho you can use any distro.
Advertising
Image
anon wrote:If you can't trust a 600 year old vampire in a prepubescent girl's body, who can you trust?

User avatar
Acid_Snake
Retired Mod
Posts: 3099
Joined: Tue May 01, 2012 11:32 am
Location: Behind you!

Re: Best Linux Distro for emulation

Post by Acid_Snake » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:45 pm

fate6 wrote:End of the day tho you can use any distro.
this^
You can just pick any distro for that. For ease of use and up to date emus go with ubuntu or a variant of ubuntu, I recommend going for lubuntu as it takes much less resources that you can easily use for the emus.

Zix
Posts: 28
Joined: Sat May 21, 2011 1:25 pm
Location: Ireland
Contact:

Re: Best Linux Distro for emulation

Post by Zix » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:52 pm

Zorin OS is my favorite, I have previously tried Ubuntu 12.10 & 14.04 and Mint 17.

But Zorin is the most stable and comes pre packed with all the things you need. It comes pre installed with WINE which allows you to use WIndows apps and games out of the box.

Just my opinion of course, I have not tried Arch or ElementaryOS.
Image

User avatar
haxxey
Big Beholder
Posts: 567
Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:52 am
Location: Lurking /talk

Re: Best Linux Distro for emulation

Post by haxxey » Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:20 pm

Arch, of course.
We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.

Post Reply

Return to “Games/Applications”