Ubuntu Linux

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Comes with/Installs very simply on Ubuntu.


Alternate names: Kubuntu, lubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Gobuntu

A larger than seems reasonable portion of games, very older ones mostly, but oddly some new ones as well, are looking for "libstdc++.so.5" and produce a wide variety of errors as a result of no finding it. It can be hard to track down but pay close attention to command-line errors and error logs and you'll see where libstdc++.so.5 is the problem. Here's the simple solution (which can be done preemptively):
Add the ubuntu hardy main and hardy universe repositories using your favorite tool and entering the the following line:
deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy main universe
and install the package (with your favorite tool)
now remove the hardy repos to prevent collateral conflicts:
deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy main universe
There you fixed it!

*libc5 and ldso may also be required in some cases. Specifically, libc5:i386 and
If there is such a proprietary game that uses libc4 and libstdc++4, the above solutions will run it as well. If it is non-proprietary, just compile it yourself to fix (which is easier than the above hacking anyhow). Hardy is the last release to support versions 4 & 5 of these libraries.

Note about this tag: games that must be compile from source or installed with a script are only considered 'Ubuntu compatible' if they come with complete and easy to follow instructions to satisfy all dependencies and simple works without the use needing to figure anything out. An unmentioned dependency, or an overly complicated process is not 'ubuntu computable' for the purposes of UVL.

Notes about Ubuntu:
Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux distro. The word "ubuntu", a Zulu concept, roughly translated, 'everything good connecting humanity'. The Ubuntu distro emphasizes freedom, 6 month releases & easy to use.

It is touted as the best desktop Linux distro by many Linux users.

Since version 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex), Ubuntu has included a self replication application known as usb-creator. It allows the user to created a bookable CD (save documents to host), bootable USB (save documents to host). persistent installation on USB drive (save documents to self), or persistent installation on CD-RW/DVD-RW disk (save documents to self), intended for for use on another computer.

All variants have access to the same repositories (applications). Thus no variant is stuck in its original installed state. Any variant may install apps meant for a different one. However, some variants have non-free repositories deactivated by default for the user's benefit, and will warn the user before activating them.
Once any version is installed using the default applications, the other version's applications can also be installed and one version can even be entirely converted to match another.

Ubuntu Installs the GNOME desktop environment by default. Kubuntu Installs KDE and is intended for high-end systems. Xubuntu installs Xfce and generally requires half the system resources as Ubuntu. Xubuntu lost official Canonical support at some point. Kubuntu/KDE lost official Canonical support after Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise). With the desktop environment choice comes different standard programs to match. For instance, Xubuntu uses Abiword and Gnumeric, Ubuntu uses OpenOffice. and Kubuntu uses KOffice.
Edubuntu is a variant with applications preconfigured for use in a school environment.
Gobuntu is a strictly GNU compliant installation with all source code included with the default binary installations. But like the others, non-GNU applications can be installed later. Users will be presented with a warning when enabling the installation of non-GNU applications, closed source applications, and again when installing them. These warnings can be disabled and the installation converted to another one.
Fluxbunutu is a bare minimum GUI version of Ubunutu intended to use as few system resources as possible while still having a GUI. As a side effect it can run on systems with very low specs. Fluxbox adheres to the LPAE standard (lightweight, productive, agile, and efficient). It only includes applications with a low memory footprint and low CPU usage, yet still graphical. The applications should be useful (no fish applet). Applications must be interchangeable according to the user's needs. Applications must be efficient. Additional features use more memory and CPU cycles. The increase in productiveness must out weigh the cost (a cursor locater is acceptable, xeyes is not). lubuntu falls somewhere between Fluxbuntu and Xubuntu as a lightweight GUI desktop.
lbunutu is a minimal GUI version and a lighter weight alternative to Xubuntu. While not as light as Fluxbuntu, it offers a more standardized Ubuntu experience and has more useful features. Though lubuntu is not officially part of Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleworth has publicly thanked them for their work[spoiler=Show Mint details;hide details]

The first Ubuntu Linux video game was released in 1988.

Choice of Games, Night Dive Studios and Paradox Interactive published most of these games.

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Linux distributions


Linux 6989
Windows 173
Mac OS X 23
Android 5
Unix 3
Apple II E 2
Internet Only 1
Commodore PET 1
NeXT 1
iOS 1
PS 1
Leapster 1
PS Vita 1
Ouya 1
TizenOS 1
Zaurus 1

By year

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A2004 - Release Ubuntu 4.10 Warty Warthog
B2005 - Release Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog
2005 - Release Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy Badger
C2006 - End-of-Life Ubuntu 4.10 Warty Warthog
2006 - Release Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Dapper Drake
2006 - End-of-Life Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog
2006 - Release Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft
D2007 - End-of-Life Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy Badger
2007 - Release Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn
2007 - Release Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
E2008 - End-of-Life Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft
2008 - Release Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron
2008 - End-of-Life Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn
2008 - Release Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
F2009 - End-of-Life Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
2009 - Release Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
2009 - Release Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
G2010 - Release Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
2010 - End-of-Life Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
2010 - End-of-Life Ubuntu 9.04 LTS Jaunty Jackalope
2010 - Release Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
H2011 - End-of-Life Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
2011 - End-of-Life Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Dapper Drake
I2012 - End-of-Life Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
J2013 - End-of-Life Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron (Technology)
K2015 - End-of-Life Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

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