It’s a long weekend coming up for us U.S. folks, so we’ll need some extra diversion this week. I was thinking of keeping this one in my back pocket to slowly mete out future Friday Diversions, but this way you can divert yourselves if I miss a Friday or two (or, like recently, twenty-something).
Back when I picked up my first Red Hat CD, open-source gaming was limited to tongue-in-cheek cracks at Microsoft and a few 2D X-Windows games that almost required degrees to do well in.
Since then, open-source gaming has gotten a lot better, and a lot of the best stuff is available for Windows. GnuWin II is an online compilation of open-source software that’s available for install on Windows. They have two games sections that are veritable treasure troves of time-wasting goodness.
GnuWin II has a lot of excellent free software listed for Windows, but I’m personally addicted to the gaming sections, because it feels like going in to Best Buy, loading up a shopping cart with games, then having the whole cart ring up as $0.
Have a great Labor Day weekend!