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What do you do when the only computer you have for two weeks has a Pentium 4 dual core, a Geforce 6200LE and is running Ubuntu? Go and play on the Wii downstairs? well yes, I did do that, and Wii Sports Resort is definitely a good game… but that is not what this is about. As you might have guessed from the title this is about running Windows games on Linux using the compatibility layer WINE. So how did I get on?

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Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04

I have got fed up with the rubbish Linpus operating system that came on my Acer Aspire One. I tried putting XP on it but with the slow solid state hard drive of this particular Aspire One model it was painful, XP makes too many writes to be suitable for this kind of drive. As a result of this I have put up with Acer’s version of Linpus, tweaking it and editing it to make it bearable, because none of the other Linux distributions have proper support for the Aspire One [1].

Until now.

Last weekend the latest version of Ubuntu, Jaunty Jackalope (that is 9.04) was released. Apparently the desktop version is “as slick as Win7, Mac OS X“, and I’m sure it makes a very good operating system, however I’m not really interested in the desktop release, I do a lot of gaming and currently the support for this on Linux is very poor, with very few developers making native Linux versions. What does interest me is alongside the desktop and server downloads there is something new called the Netbook Remix. As they list my netbook as supported I thought I would give it a go.

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