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LinuxWorld: Ode to distraction - Stop working and play these games

Jul 20, 2000, 00:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)


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"It's 10 p.m., the code still has more bugs than a roach motel, and your manager has been crabbing for over a week about how late the project is. What do you do? Play games!..."

"Tis week's column is all about having fun with your Linux desktop. I promise nothing more serious than tips on finding and installing fun new games. The only bad news is that my quest for fun turned up a few potential time sinks you might want to avoid, at least if you're the productive type."

"Freshmeat was the focal point of my search. (See Resources for a link.) With over 300 games listed in the X11 section and 200 in the console section, it provided more games than I could possibly evaluate. Naturally, since I want instant gratification of my need for fun, I tended to look only at those with stable releases."

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