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Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Sixth Edition by Sander van Vugt, Keir Thomas, Emilio Raggi

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C H A P T E R  19

Playing Games

Playing games in Ubuntu might be seen by some people as an awkward idea, and many more may think that you will be lucky if you find at most a Space Invaders-like game. It is not widely recognized as a mainstream gaming platform like PlayStation, Xbox or Wii, and it’s not as popular as Windows. But Ubuntu does, you might say, under-promise and over-deliver. You’ll be surprised by the sheer amount of possibilities that the casual gamer has at hand.

In this chapter we first examine what games Ubuntu has to offer by default and in its official repositories. Those are games developed specifically for Linux and that are at some level endorsed by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. There are also other sources of ...

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