North Bay Linux Users’ Group

general meeting

Gaming on GNU/Linux

When: Tue May 09, 2006 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Speaker: Paul Peterson and Stephen Cilley

Location: O'Reilly Media

Sometimes it seems like as a community we take ourselves too seriously. We run serious applications and our most important economic demographic is large corporations with men in very expensive suits. Maybe the reason there aren’t many Linux based home computers is that we’re all not playing enough games.

Stephen Cilley and Paul Peterson present gaming in GNU/Linux. They will discussing several modern (and not so modern) games and bitch about ahem … discuss the difficulty involved in their use. They will present the modern alternatives in video cards, processors, and do their best to avoid the holy war while discussing distribution and windows managers. They will demonstrate the use and futility of win32 API implementations in Linux along with native free games and native non-free games.

You might learn something, you might not, but you will have fun.

Published Tue 09 May 2006 by Eric Eisenhart