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Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 4th Edition by Phil Bull, Rickford Grant

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3D Games

Most of the games I've mentioned so far are a little, well . . . two-dimensional. Sure, 2D games can be fun—I've certainly lost a significant portion of my life to Sudoku—but they don't have the excitement factor that you get from shooting hordes of aliens or crashing a high-powered sports car into a wall. Unfortunately, games designers have traditionally neglected Linux to concentrate on the significantly larger Windows market, so up until a couple of years ago there were few Linux-friendly 3D games to choose from. As the penguin has grown in popularity, however, people have started to take notice, and more Windows games now come with a Linux version.

The open source gaming community has come on leaps and bounds too, and there are some ...

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