I might want to do special blogs on Linux so I thought I would do a special page for them. I have only just noticed that I can do this so here goes.
At the moment I am running an old tower machine and a laptop. The laptop runs linuxmint 3. The tower has 500mb Ram and an AMD 3400 processor. There are, at present, three operating systems on the machine. I have the old windows XP Pro, a copy of Linux Mint 4 (Daryna) and the new LinuxMint 5 (Elyssa) which is an ubuntu hardy version.
I only rarely use windows now, I used to use it to access my phone pictures and do phone related stuff, but wammu can do that for my new phone. The only other thing I use it for is games. I have a thing for simulation and strategy type games. My favourite games that I cannot play are simcity, age of empires, Caesar and Civ Rome.
I have just discovered a game on mint which is called freecol which is a Civilisation clone. Transport Tycoon, though, is my all time favourite game.
I first played it as a shareware game on floppy disc, when it ran for one game year. I loved it. Played it on my 386 under windows 3.1 and it was wonderful. For my birthday my son bought me the CD (I don’t think it was even a DVD in those days of the full TTDeluxe). I never got bored with it, so one of my first questions about the feasibility of using Linux on a machine was would it run my favourite game. There is a version called Open TTD and it is wonderful and has so many features that the old one didn’t have and I still never get bored with it.