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Infamous Chinese pirates launch Ubuntu that looks just like Windows XP (Download Squad)

Dec 28th 2009 4:18AM King S: Rubbish. On what basis do you say that you cannot play games under GNU/Linux? Have you tried?

As a GNU/Linux gamer, I've been keeping a record of games I've *finished* lately just so I can dispute claims like this. Here we go:

2009-08-29: BlackSite (WINE + mousepatch)
2009-08-30: F.E.A.R. 2 Project Origin (WINE)
2009-09-11: Quake 4 (native GNU/Linux)
2009-09-13: Unreal (WINE)
2009-09-14: Frontlines: Fuel of War (WINE + mousepatch)
2009-12-12: Unreal II: The Awakening (WINE)
2009-12-13: Wolfenstein (WINE)
2009-12-20: Crysis (WINE + regression patch)
2009-12-25: Crysis Warhead (WINE + regression patch)

As indicated, some required WINE patches to get going. I expect even these few issues will be ironed out in the near future so people can just double click that .exe file...

Note that the majority of games (>50%) in my largish collection already run under GNU/Linux with ease. The few I've listed here are just the games I've completed without requiring a Windows install. It will keep growing as quickly as I can finish them.