bit-tech Linux Gaming Overview

April 29th, 2007 by Crusader took a look at gaming on the Linux platform earlier this month:

A lot of current or semi-current games either just work, or work with minimum effort, on Linux. While it is true that some distros (like Gentoo, for instance) require some work to get up and running, this isn’t a general rule. Ubuntu installs are arguably easier than Windows, and the fancy Vista Aero eye candy works with Beryl or Compiz on a low spec machine. So, why not give it a chance?

3 Responses to “bit-tech Linux Gaming Overview”

  1. Thunor Says:

    [q]Battle for Wesnoth
    Link – Free
    Welcome noble warriors, to the realm of strategy games. And we’ll take the plunge into the great pool of free strategy games with The Battle for Wesnoth. [b]This game is part of the Gna! Project, an initiative similar to GNU and designed to provide a development platform for free software. However, it isn’t an open-source project. Subtle differences, which have some consequences, but for the end-user that only wants to game, the result is the same – a free piece of software.[/b][/q]

    So Wesnoth is part of the Gna! Project, Gna! is like GNU but isn’t open source. Riiiiiight.

  2. Crusader Says:

    The author must be confused; as I understand it, Gna is a repository (like GNU Savannah or Sourceforge) and Wesnoth is released under the GPL.

  3. TiCL Says:


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