TuxGames Offering Computers

December 19th, 2006 by TimeDoctor

TuxGames is now offering gaming computers preloaded with Linux Game Publishing games:

Tux Games has now started stocking the Tux Games Games Machine. This is a computer preloaded with all of the LGP games, and coming in four different flavours ranging from the modestly priced and specced Vanilla flavour, to the extremely tasty chocolate flavour.Loaded with Fedora Core 6, and twelve full games, this is the ideal next computer!

13 Responses to “TuxGames Offering Computers”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Linux machine that requires proprietary drivers? No thanks.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I don’t like the communit attitude against proprietary drivers !
    Companies should be free to release their products in whatever licence they want.
    Those who blame these companies are those who blames music distribution majors to have only one licence to distribute the songs.

    Long life to Nvidia and their drivers that can allow us to play games like Doom 3 or Cold War.

    We do not want a communist view !

  3. Svartalf_ Says:

    Right now, in order to do 3D under Linux, you either sacrifice any semblance of performance or use proprietary drivers. That’s the reality of things. I don’t like it any better than you do- but it’s just simply unavoidable at this time.

    There are no truly performant 3D drivers for Linux that aren’t Proprietary. Intel’s gone a great way to fixing the problem, but the drivers aren’t performant everywhere. If you’ve got a beef about the drivers (and I’m not saying I don’t, myself…) you should take it up with AMD and NVidia instead of bashing TuxGames about it.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I’ve gotten 5 good years out of my machine and what they’re offering looks pretty decent. I may buy one if my finances improve next year.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    “Long life to Nvidia and their drivers that can allow us to play games like Doom 3 or Cold War.”

    Sure, on x86 Linux. And only if you have a card their drivers still support. TNT2 or Geforce? You’re out of luck

  6. zakk Says:

    Incorrect. Older cars are supported with the legacy release:

  7. zakk Says:


  8. Anonymous Says:

    I think it’s time to start looking into computer upgrades if you’re worrying about TNT2 or GeForce support. A GeForce 4 Ti4600 was considered top of the line four and a half years ago!

  9. Anonymous Says:

    There is nothing wrong with proprietary drivers, considering these companies are doing us a favor to begin with my offering their drivers for linux, so lets not be so arrogant about and whinning that OMGosh linux isn’t linux without all free software. That is not how the world works atm just get used to it ( maybe someday but day is not today! ). If nvidia ( one of the best drivers imho ) wants to keep things non -free who are we to whine about it. ;) ( and maintaining their place in the market )

    cheers and merry xmas everyone ;)

  10. Noneus Says:

    I like the idea of this computer. But I wouldn’t buy it. If you order it you don’t know which LCD. You don’t know how it looks. Just too less information.

    Btw. I rather use proprietary drivers than have to install windows to play up2date games. A lot of the Free Software Guys (Not the no money free) Don’t realoze that companies pay millions to develop software. And giving it away for free… Well most of this companies would go bust.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Yes, they spend millions on the drivers- but they’re NOT in the driver business (That’d be Tungsten Graphics’ and XiGraphics’ line of business…), they are in the [i][b][u]hardware[/u][/b][/i] business and the drivers are only an enabler to SELL their hardware.

    They’re not going to go broke helping develop the software and then licensing it out under a FOSS license because of that fact.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    If you are using TNT and Gerforce mx cards, odds are you can’t play anyting no matter what mysterious drivers you have. Seriously guys, that’s 10 years ago. Might as well bitch about 3dfx SLI drivers- it’s from the same era.

    Back on topic, these boxes look like a good idea, but they are marketed for 220 volt countries. Which leaves out their largest client. So, what can I say. Good luck Mike.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Most modern computer power supplies have a switch located on the back of the case which allow you to select 110V or 220V. The monitor should have an internal switching supply which can sense the input voltage. The only reason the chassis supplies typically do not have this feature is because they are made by the lowest bidder (ie cheap asian junk and that’s most computer power supplies). Mike was referring to the AC line cord which would need to be replaced to have the correct plug for the US market. Other than that flip the switch for the correct voltage and your ready to go.

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