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LinuxFocus: Tux's secret obsession - Gaming under Linux

Nov 14, 1999, 18:07 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Harald Radke)

"This is a short overview of the gaming scene under Linux. It tries to show that there is more to the Tux OS than simply Internet or data processing. Today there is a lot to discover about Linux and games."

"We all know Tux, the cute little Linux penguin, as a hard working member of the Internet community. A lot of web sites, data bases, ISPs and more are carried on his shoulders. Programs like apache, sendmail, mySQL,..., running under Linux, prove every day that this operating system is reliable, fast and efficient. Recently Tux started to make his way to the desktops.KDE, GNOME or GIMP are examples of productivity software, the normal user needs to fulfill his daily duties. They finally provide features like attractive graphical interfaces most people have missed in the past. And now there is another aspect of Linux that is getting recognized gradually by users, the press and companies: games."

"This article tries to give a short introduction to this aspect of Linux. At the end of it you will find a list of references you should check out for more detailed information about the games and programs mentioned here. Also, it is intended to start a new category at LinuxFocus, dealing with gaming aspects. Thus we need you readers to write reviews about games. If you tried out some games or are already an addicted player, please share your experiences and thoughts with others and write an article."

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