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Review: Supreme Super Gamer LiveDVD

Sep 04, 2009, 15:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Just for reference, my test system in this case is my laptop, which has a dual core Athlon 64 X2 TK-57(1.90GHz), a 15.4" Wide XGA screen, 2 GB of DDR2 667, a Super Multi DVD+R drive, and an ATI Radeon X1200 IGP.

"Supreme Super Gamer is built on XFCE 4.4.1, Xorg 7.4, Kernel 2.6.30 and, interestingly enough, 3 different FOSS licenses. Namely the BSDL, LGPL, and GPL. Another advantage of the design of Supreme Super Gamer is the fact that it's also a fully working Slackware based desktop OS as well. So if you want to install this distribution to your hard drive, you can. You can even install this to a usb pen drive, although you'll need an appropriately sized drive or flash card (10gb or larger. 8gb is just a hair too small).

"As for the list of applications included, it's got a pretty standard compliment of programs, including K3b, Gimp, Mplayer, Xine, XMMS (so you can jam to your tunes while gaming), Limewire (yes, you can pirate too while gaming. Although you wouldn't really do that, now would you? ), Xchat, Firefox, Open Office (yes, OO is here too!) and many more.

"It's also got good wireless support (saw my Atheros card immediately and got it working without any fuss at all!), and has some pretty darned good response speed for a LiveDVD. Of course, by now you're likely chomping at the bit asking, "So what about the games?" Well, I'm getting to that. So have patience young padawan."

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