Legacy OS Gamer 2.1
A free and open source distribution of Linux designed especially for gamers of all ages
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What's new in Legacy OS Gamer 2.1:
- To start things off Legacy OS 2 Gamer has been released. Months of testing and searching the Internet for Pentium III compatible Games has resulted in this release. From Card games to 3D type games like Prboom the open source release of the classic game Doom, this release will bring many hours of fun for families who can't afford Quad Core Gaming PC's and only have access to Pentium III and 4 PC's. Also included in this release is Opera 12 Web Browser with Flash for excellent HTML5 Internet browsing and Amarok Music Player to manage your music collection. Pentium III PC's make great Jukeboxes when connected to a Amplifier and a couple of Speakers. To complete this release and upcoming releases the look and feel has been updated. Just does tell friends how old your PC is and they'll never know.
- LICENSE TYPE:
- GPL (GNU General Public License)
- OUR RATING:
- DEVELOPED BY:
- John Van Gaans
- USER RATING:
- ROOT \ Linux Distributions
Legacy OS Gamer is an open-source operating system derived from the well known and lightweight Puppy Linux operating system and tailored for gamers. It features a large selection of games, a HTML5 web browser, and has been designed to be used on low-end machines, such as a Pentium III PC.
Distributed as a dual-arch Live CDThe distribution is available for download as a dual-arch Live CD ISO image of approximately 700MB in size, which means that you can use it on both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) hardware platforms, using a CD disc or a USB flash drive of 1GB or higher capacity as the bootable medium.
Boot optionsThe boot prompt is full of useful instructions for users who want to add extra kernel parameters when booting the live operating system from the bootable medium. However, most users should wait five seconds for the automatic boot with default options and drivers, or just hit the Enter key if you’re in a rush.
Old-school desktop environment designed for legacy computersBefore entering the graphical session, you must first select a keyboard layout and display server. The desktop environment is powered by the old-school IceWM window manager, which has been designed for legacy computers and uses a single-panel layout.
Includes over 100 gamesAs mentioned, the main emphasis of this Legacy OS edition is on gaming, providing users with a collection of over 100 games for all ages. Among some of the most popular ones, we can mention Aleph One, Duke Nukem 3D, Quake, Descent 2 and PrBoom.
Bottom lineOverall, the Gamer edition of Legacy OS proves to be the ideal operating system for people who want to bring legacy computers (machines with old and semi-old hardware components) to life again. It provides hours of fun for all ages!
Legacy OS Gamer was reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on June 28th, 2014