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Linux.com: How Not to Release a Live DVD Game

Jan 25, 2007, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

[ Thanks to Dolores Parker for this link. ]

"I was intrigued when I heard about SuperGamer, a beta live DVD based on PCLinuxOS. The DVD includes, in demo version for the most part, 3-D shooters America's Army, Doom 3, Postal 2, Cube, Enemy Territory, Nexuiz, Quake 4, Soldier of Fortune, UFO: Alien Invasion, and Wesnoth. Unfortunately, my SuperGamer/PCLinuxOS experience was as bad a Linux experience as I can remember having.

"I tried to download the DVD with BitTorrent, but gave up when the estimated completion time started at 7 days in the future and slipped badly beyond that mark after only an hour or so. Instead, I ordered a DVD from On-Disk for $8.75, including postage..."

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