Linux is reaching out to the gaming community, with help from entertainment companies Loki and Activision, and hardware maker Penguin Computing.
Penguin will begin selling a game-oriented Linux machine October 18. The machine will cost between $2,200 and $2,500.
The Penguin Computing gaming machine, based on a 500MHz AMD Athlon chip, comes with a 3Dfx Voodoo 3000 video card, a Sound Blaster PCI128 sound card and a Logitech Wingman Extreme digital joystick.
A demonstration version of one of Loki’s games, “Myth II: Soulblighter,” will be bundled with the Debian version of Linux being sold by computer maker VA Linux Systems and book publisher O’Reilly and Associates. Loki also sells Linux versions of “Civilization: Call to Power” and “Railroad Tycoon II,” and is working on ports of “Heavy Gear II” and “Heretic II.”
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