"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
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