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Must Pop Words - Time Waster

Must Pop Words is a boggling word game that boggles the mind; it reminds me of a trademarked game who's name I can't quite put my finger on. The idea is that letter balls fall from the top of the screen, and you have to quickly type words to make them pop and disappear. The letters fall with alarming regularity, so if you're not on the ball, so to speak, your screen can quickly fill up your game...

Learn to Fly - Time Waster

There's a certain style of time waster that I find incredibly addicting - those in the "see how far it can fly" genre. Two previous favorites include Shopping Cart Hero, and Air Voltare. If you like those games, you're going to love today's Time Waster, Learn to Fly. In Learn to Fly, you play the part of a penguin who is not happy to be a flightless bird. Your job is to research the best way to...

Teacher confiscates Linux CDs, claims no software is free

If you're not familiar with it, the HeliOS project is an effort to get computers into the hands of kids who might not otherwise be able to afford them. To date this year, they've distributed over 300 machines. Apparently that's not enough to keep them from making an enemy. A middle school teacher named Karen observed one of her students demonstrating the abilities of his Linux-powered laptop to...

Frozen Bubble - Today's Time Waster

Frozen Bubble is a free/open source Puzzle Bobble/Bust-a-Move style game for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. The game play concept is very simple: Match colored balls in the playing area with the piece in play to remove them from the board. Once the board has been cleared you advance to the next level, where a different arrangement of playing pieces increases the challenge. If you don't move fast...