[SATLUG] family computing

shannon shannon at inflecto.org
Sat Nov 7 14:05:21 CST 2015

Hello Daniel,

 From what I have seen over the past few months Microsoft is doing there 
best to force the Windows 10 upgrade on everything. Even if you fall 
back to your Windows 8.1 image, the Windows 10 update will still be 
pushed if the laptop is connected to the internet. Someone may know a 
way around this but in the long run Microsoft will stop supporting 8.1 
all together.

On the Linux side of things for gaming have you tried playonlinux? 
Playonlinux is a wine front end that has scripted support for many 
windows games including league of legends, blizzard games and so on.

Things aren't always easy. That's what makes thing worth doing.

On 2015-11-07 06:37, Daniel Villarreal wrote:
> My son wants to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on his laptop.
> I used to dual-boot it with Linuxmint, then I wanted to re-partition
> the laptop to keep fragmenting to a minimum (!)... Before starting the
> laptop for the first time, I imaged the hd to an external hd (500GB,
> but it only used a fraction of that)... I'm preparing to back up the
> data, and test this original image before proceeding... He's a gamer
> and so at some point I hope to run the gaming version of Ultimate
> Edition and/or Steam from an USB3-connected external hd. He has tried
> Linux, so he's got an more of an idea of what the laptop is capable
> of.
> I didn't see an easy way of doing LoL under Linux, so he's not 
> impressed
> with Linux.
> I told my son that, if possible, he'll want to keep his options open
> so he can go back to 8.1 if he doesn't like version 10.
> regards,
> Daniel Villarreal
> http://www.youcanlinux.org/

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