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Linux for Home Users

will allow you to play the game in Linux. The games in Linux are of very high

quality and features. You’ll enjoy them. Here what’s available?

Office suites:

Star Office, Open Office, Applixware, Corel WordPerfect


GIMP, Corel Photo paint


XMMS, Free amp, Real Player


MTV, Xine


FreeCiv, Tux racer, Doom, Quake, Heretic, Unreal And the list is growing.


varieties for Home Users:

If there are so

many people working on it. There’s likely to be many Linux versions too. Many

companies working on Linux have come up with what are called Linux

distributions. There are Linux versions that are compiled and packaged and

released with additional software.


Probably the most popular and in many ways the leading version. The installation and configuration is easy. A blue curve file

manager and the default GNOME desktop make it look simply stunning. It comes

with a host of tools that allow usage as a server and as a workstation. The Red

Hat Package Manger(RPM) format developed by Red Hat has almost become the

defector for software distribution in Linux world. Installing new software is a

breeze. It also has an advanced and easy font management system that makes fonts

in X Windows look cool.


Mandrake Linux can be installed on a native

Windows Partition using the Lin4Win tool, but this may slow the machine down. It

also lets you do a traditional Linux install into its own dedicated partition.

Mandrake’s configuration and software installation is painless. It follows a

slightly modified RPM architecture called mdk.rpm but most Red Hat software can

also be used for Mandrake. The outstanding feature in this version is the

collection of window managers-eye-candy freaks will have a great time.

Novell SUSE:

From Germany comes the Chameleon, SUSE. Now in its has one of the most extensive software packages compiled, and getting them installed is easy

with yast (Yet another Software Tool) which gives a centralized interface from

where you can pick and choose the software to be installed. Among other things,

SUSE comes with some stunning 3D games that showcase Linux gamming prowess


Corel entered the Linux market with Corel Linux a few years ago. Now it has