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Checkout dragonfable.com - Cool Flash based Game - Works with GNU/Linux!

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Here's something my 11-year old son ferreted out by using GNU/Linux:

So you're looking for a cool online RPG game that will work with GNU/Linux?
Then you should checkout:
www.dragonfable.com

dragonfable even has a special player in it named "Linus", here's his bio: "Your tiny penguin pal, he gets confused alot and likes cleaning... but will not do Windows"(see screenshot below).



GNU/Linux gaming is alive and advancing!

Go GNU/Linux!!

Open Letter to D-Link - Please help Linux users by providing *.inf and *.sys files (instead of Setup.exe)

So recently I was working on a computer for a customer of mine who wanted to replace Vi$ta on her computer with Ubuntu GNU/Linux Hardy Heron. The customer really, really doesn't like Vi$ta, and I don't blame her, but that is a story for another day.

The real reason for this posting is to hopefully alert the D-Link company to a problem that us GNU/Linux users are faced with when using their products, in this case the D-Link DWA-130 Ver:A1 USB wireless adapter.

First of all, I believe D-Link products are good products, I really do. However, for some of the D-Link products to work on GNU/Linux, we are forced to use the ndiswrapper because there are no Linux drivers available(yet). As for using the ndiswrapper, the ubuntuforums.org says we can use the ndiswrapper for the DWA-130 here.

Using the ndiswrapper is not a big deal to me, since I simply fire up the sudo ndisgtk utility to then load the *.inf (win) driver.

BUT THE PROBLEM IS D-LINK DOES NOT LET ME DOWNLOAD THE *.inf and *.sys …