Ever since I got into pcs back in the early 2000’s, I have been using Windows as my daily driver os & experiencing all the changes Microsoft has made to Windows along the way has been quite enlightening to say the least. But I kind of want to take a break from Windows (for a while as a trial basis) & try out Linux which I’ve wanted to do for a few years now. [To be clear, I’ve never even used Linux before, but I have done my research & watched a good number of videos on Youtube. So I wouldn’t call myself a Linux expert by a longshot, but I do know a few things.]
Mainly, I’m just your average pc gamer, but there are times I might use the pc for other projects like creating an occasional document once in a while or something along those lines. The pc I have been rocking for a little more than a year is my 1st-custom build I did. For any of you who are interested, you can view the parts/components I used for my build here: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/78xFnL Now considering that I’m wanting to switch to Linux for a while, I have given some careful consideration as to which distro I believe would be the best choice for my needs. I have decided on Manjaro as I’ve heard it’s a great option overall. [Also, I think I heard somewhere that it will like automatically have all your necessary drivers downloaded & installed right out of the box. If I’m wrong, feel free to correct me on that.]
But if I’m going to make the switch, I have a few questions to be answered.
1.) I know Linux has gotten a bit better for gaming over the last few years, but how good is the RGB support overall? I know it will probably depend on what exactly you have, but I’m curious nonetheless. In my search, I stumbled upon a link that’s a few years old, but I want some other opinions just the same. RGB and Linux? : linuxquestions (reddit.com)
2.) The software I normally reinstall myself after doing a fresh install of Windows includes: Armoury Crate, Corsair iCUE, GeForce Experience, Gigabyte’s RGB Fusion 2.0, HWMonitor, Intel Driver & Support Assistant, MSI’s Gaming OSD, Origin [& any of the games from my library], & Samsung Magician. I’m wondering if any of this software listed will have any issue running on Linux or not?
3.) As for gaming, I only use 2 pieces of software for that- Origin for my Origin games & Steam for my Steam games. Now, running Steam on Linux shouldn’t be an issue if you know what you’re doing or know how to do it. But regarding Origin, I’m wondering if my best option would be Lutris or WINE, etc?
So, those are mainly the questions I have about making the switch. I hope someone here can help me out & inform me on anything else I should know since this will be my 1st time trying out Linux. If any of you happen to have any questions for me about this or need more details, feel free to drop me a line & I’ll get back with you!
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!