Games

Linux Supports More Video Games Than Any Operating System.

Free Games are available in the software repositories. By default there are 809 games currently in the Ubuntu Software Center, both commercial and free. Using Synaptic will reveal over 1,400 Game packages.

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Steam Games can be installed either threw Steam for Linux, or Steam for Windows on Wine (we suggest using PlayOnLinux to install the Windows version) . FREE STEAM GAMES can be found here: http://store.steampowered.com/genre/Free%20to%20Play/

The Humble Indie Bundle LogoThere is also the Humble Indie Bundle and it includes a package of games you can pay anything you want for, but these bundles are only available for limited amounts of time. The key is to get on their mailing list, and watch for bundle announcements. If you pay over the average for the bundle you get extra games. Most bundles also come with video game soundtracks. On average to get all the games you pay over $7.00. Bundles typically come out with 5 or more games, and they usually add games later towards the end of the bundle, to attract more buyers. Those who purchase early, automatically get these games as long as they are over the average. You can then register at the Humble bundle site and get all your downloads and games on one page. Also these games install on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Steam. Some games are available for Android. You can install them as many times as you want, on as many computers as you want, and they are DRM free. You also end up supporting charity.

MAME Multiple Arcade machine Emulator Logo

MAME Multiple Arcade machine Emulator Logo

The reason Linux supports more games than any other operating system, is the same reason it supports more computer hardware than any Operating System. Game Emulators run old Game Roms for multiple systems such as the NES, SNES, Sega, Commodore, Atari… and many more. DOSBOX LogoIt also has support for DOS games, and you can install Windows 3.1 and 95 directly on DOSBOX.

 

Another reason that Linux supports more games than other Operating Systems is because of WINE (WINE IS NOT AN EMULATOR). WINE is not an emulator. It allows Windows games and programs to run directly on Linux.WINE allows you to install games and programs designed for Windows 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 95, NT 3.51, 4.0, Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008; directly on Linux.

PlayOnLinux and other applications make installing these games and programs much easier.

You can also play games in your web browser.

So with all these game titles, there really is no reason not to Just Use Linux.

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