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Open Source Gaming Review: Linux Gamers Live DVD 0.9.2

Jul 04, 2007, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Being an avid gamer who loves Linux, I felt that it would be a good idea to go try out the new Linux-Gamers.net live dvd. This is a live dvd built on Arch Linux and designed with one purpose in mind. Gaming. No desktop apps, no office suites, no web browsers. Nope, nothing but gaming. So I popped the DVD into my test machine and booted it. Immediately after initial boot I was greeted by a screen that notified me that it had detected my Nvidia video card and that no proprietary driver would be installed, although one would be available later for install should I want to use it. There's a quick legal explanation of why this is so and goes on to explain about some open source projects that are working to provide free Open Source drivers for Nvidia and ATI video cards since neither company will provide this themselves. There's also a short blurb to the Linux development and enthusiast communities of Linux on why they did this. The general claim can be summed up like this. 'If we don't build it, they won't come.' I admit that's a bit of a rewording of a famous line from the book 'Field of Dreams,' but it applies very well here..."

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