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HOWTO: Starcraft 2 on Linux with Wine

Starcraft 2 [runs] under my Linux install with no issues. Since the game’s official release a few days ago I have been getting a good bit of traffic on those two pages – so I figured I would put together a quick HOWTO for getting Starcraft 2 working on your Linux distro of choice. The game runs under Wine 1.2 and/or CrossoverGames [...]

Linux version of World of Goo is out ...

Being a gamer – I’m always on the lookout for new games – while I do enjoy some of the “big-name” games – there are few of those little known games which are fantastically awesome. World of Goo is one of those. World of Goo – in a nutshell can be described as a extreme-physics-added version of Lemming [...]

[Today Only!] Download your Copy of C...

Codeweavers’ CrossOver software, which allows you to run Windows programs on your Linux and Mac machines, has a Lame Duck offer in which for today ONLY they’ve put up unlocked builds of Codeweavers’ CrossOver for Mac and Linux, and are allowing you to download them FREE OF COST. Make the best use of this opportunity, head ov [...]

[How To] Display Windows exe icons in...

Many people would like to use windows’ softwares in linux and would also like to run games in linux using wine. Many softwares and games work pretty well and are fully functional using wine. However, people may find it difficult to digest the fact that exe icons do not get displayed. If the exe icons could be made visible, then it will [...]

[How To] Removing Transparency In Gam...

Admin’s Note: This solution was emailed to me by Bharath, as he was facing this problem and found a solution to this. If you want to drop a tip or a hack, just send me an email via the contact-me form and I might just publish it Sometimes when playing native games in Linux they may appear transparent. This may feel good for some people. [...]

Linux Hater? Here Comes Windows Hater...

A lot of you out there must’ve read Linux Hater’s Blog, a blog with (some valid) rants about what’s wrong about Linux. John M Anderson ponders over what made him shift from Windows to Linux and here’s some of his choice quotes You just bought built a brand new computer and want to install the brand spankin’ new Windows [...]

Ubuntu goes mobile: Ubuntu Mobile

  Introducing Ubuntu Mobile – full Internet, no compromise Ubuntu Mobile is an Ubuntu edition that targets an exciting new class of computers called Mobile Internet Devices. Ubuntu Mobile, based on the world’s most popular Linux distribution, and MID hardware from OEMs and ODMs, are redefining what can be done in mobile compu [...]

Virtualization Concepts And Basics Fo...

Virtualization is a concept most likely you will be familiar of. Take an example. Consider PSCX. It’s an emulator, which allows you you to play PS2 games on a PC right? That’s basically virtualization at work. Virtualization is a fancy name for emulation. Virtualization software allows you to virtualize a machine, create a “ [...]

A Case of How NOT to Remaster A Distr...

While browsing through TuxMachine’s articles, I read this article. Budding people interested in creating a Distro, make sure you read this. One of the core principles of open source development is “freedom”. As such, there are few limitations for developers and end users to take the work of others and move it into a direction they deem [...]