We've got a 2 presentations for this month's meeting from Todd Millecam and Aaron Jones.
Todd Millecam: Linux and Gaming Technology
Linux has never been considered much of a gaming platform, but to those who know how some of the tools work and how to make them work for you, it can provide a stable and higher performance environment than any proprietary OS.
I'll show you how to get Steam and Steam games working on (nearly) any distro.
I'll cover the different console emulators and how to use them in a Linux environment.
We'll discuss different GPU drivers and their advantages and disadvantages to the open-source ecosystem. We'll cover a few graphics libraries and what they do, and show you how to get most every game working on a Linux desktop environment. You might even learn enough to get started on writing your own game in Linux.
We'll go through all different types of gaming, from solitaire to Starcraft, and how to get most all of them to work on Linux. Biography:
Todd has worked in Linux DevOps for 9 years. He Specializes in high performance and high availability systems Aaron Jones: REAL gaming on Linux
Who needs Proprietary Graphics Drivers, GLX, or GUI's? Not us! We are going to play games the way they were meant to be played. In the terminal. Are you ready to enjoy some hard core gaming in VIM? How about collecting lamps and slaying monsters?
Still interested in running games that require a GUI or even worse... Windows? That's fine. We will discuss Steam Streaming and how you can create a gaming box for your home that you can access from your Linux system when you feel the need to do so.
Infocom, Visicorp, and Jack Daniels. Three companies that make gaming on Linux possible. Let's play!---
Aaron spends the majority of my time on the computer using the terminal and would rather use Linux when ever he can.