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Buffer Overflow: Portable Ubuntu, open source gaming, IBM drops Sun bid

April 6th, 2009 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

Portable Ubuntu runs on Windows: Forced, by circumstance or your boss, to run Windows but missing Linux? Then you might want to take a look at Portable Ubuntu for Windows which runs the entire Ubuntu operating system as a Windows application. Portable Ubuntu can be run from a flash drive, hence the name, and runs as a Windowed application on your Windows desktop.

In other news: OSS gaming, icons and Twitter

August 28th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Afternoon roundup: Game fans will be pleased to hear about Wiz, an open source handheld gaming unit which was released yesterday. If you’re looking to spruce up your Linux desktop then have a look at the 10 “Really Cool” Icon Sets for Ubuntu/GNOME Desktop. And if you’re into Twittering then take a look at Twhirl which is an Adobe Air-based Twitter client that actually works on the Linux version of Air quite well (we covered installing Air on Linux a little time back).

SA releases multilingual computer game

June 5th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags:

Researchers at the Meraka Institute have released a spelling game in all 11 official South African languages. The game, OpenSpell, can also be localised for additional languages. Open Spell will soon be available on rural kiosks throughout South Africa thanks to the Digital Doorway project.

CrossOver Games adds firepower to Linux

March 27th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

CodeWeavers, developer of software that makes it possible to run Windows applications on Mac and Linux operating systems, yesterday announced CrossOver Games. Crossover Games is a tool allowing users to play Windows games, including World of Warcraft, Guild Wars and many Steam games including Team Fortress 2, Counterstrike Source, Civilization 4, Peggle, and many others […]

DOSBox evokes nostalgia

March 5th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

With the thump of a synthesizer board and pixelated figures animating the screen, nostalgia sets in. Do you remember the era of frizz, mullets, and the lone arcade machine in the corner café? With DOSBox, a free open source DOS emulator, arcade legends like Golden Axe, Bubble Bobble, and Street Fighter are brought to life […]

Retrogaming: Asteroids revisited

January 21st, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Linux, Mac, Windows: Every so often we get hit by a wave of nostalgia for those early computer games. The ones that were housed in huge consoles and cost 20c to play down at your corner cafe. Today is one of those days and so here is our pick for the day: Retroroids. Although retroroids […]