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ATI Linux & X-Plane: It Works

Jan 29, 2008, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"X-Plane is marketed as the 'most thorough, flexible, and realistic flight simulator available for personal computers' and ships not only for Windows and Macintosh platforms but also for Linux. Laminar Research produces X-Plane and while it's currently not part of our testing suite, we recently took X-Plane v9 Beta 18 for a test flight. Previously their community leader had classified using ATI Linux drivers with X-Plane as an 'unusable disaster' with 'insurmountable problems,' but is that really the case? We explored the situation in this article.

"X-Plane has been around since 1994 and is highly regarded as being a very accurate flight simulator, and has even received the approval of the Federal Aviation Administration for training purposes..."

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