LinuxBBQ Burgoo

GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.8/5 10
A special edition of the LinuxBBQ operating system that features various DOS games

editor's review




LinuxBBQ Burgoo is an open source and minimal operating system based on the award winning Debian GNU/Linux distribution and built around the DOSBox x86 emulator, as well as the Spectrwm window manager.

Available as a Live CD for 32-bit architectures

Being built around the DOSBox x86 emulator, this special LinuxBBQ edition is available for download as a single Live CD ISO image that supports only 32-bit applications. However, it can be used on either 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) instruction set architectures.

Boot options

Before you can use this special LinuxBBQ edition, you must first write the ISO image to a CD disc or a USB flash drive in order to boot it from the BIOS of a computer. From the boot menu, it is possible to start the live environment with default boot options, in safe graphics mode (failsafe), with the ‘nomode’ option or by copying the contents of the ISO image to RAM.

DOS-like user interface

To make things even simpler, there is no graphical desktop environment implemented in this LinuxBBQ edition, as it prompts users with a DOS-like user interface from where they can immediately start their favorite DOS games without to much fuss.

Includes over 40 old DOS games

The distribution includes over 40 old DOS games, among which we can mention Dangerous Dave, Mario, Test Drive, Arkanoid, Wacky Wheels, Tomb Raider Demo, Battle Chess, Civilization, Dizzy, Duke Nukem, Dune, Leisure Suit Larry, as well as the Commander Keen series.

Bottom line

Summing up, the Burgoo edition of LinuxBBQ is a true treasure for old-school gamers of all ages, as it will offer them a completely free and easy to use operating system where they can relive those great moments of their childhood by giving them the ability to play the good old classic games.

LinuxBBQ Burgoo was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on June 15th, 2014
LinuxBBQ Burgoo - The game menu of the LinuxBBQ Burgoo operating system

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