<div class='quotetop'>(Call For Help Notes)</div><div class='quotemain'>Our Linux guru, Marcel, wants to talk about security today.


Forgive us for poking a little fun at Microsoft and Microsoft security.
We all know that Linux, by design and by its nature, is a far more secure operating system than the OS That Shall Not Be Named. You know the one I am talking about. After all, this other OS currently dominates the desktop space, so odds are pretty good you?ve either seen it or (gasp!) even used it. Your employer?s office, perhaps? Given that other operating system?s problems with security (not to mention, the extend, embrace, and just plain take over philosophy behind it), it?s not surprising that this theme tends to show up in a number of Linux games. That?s what I?m going to talk about today. Call it the lighter side of system security.

The first game I want to show off is called XBill. XBill is probably already installed on most Linux computers. The idea is simple. It is your job to save the world?s computer networks from an evil hacker known only as Bill, as he tries to load a virus (cleverly disguised as an operating system) onto otherwise healthy computers. Micro clones of the evil hacker wander about the play area stealing operating systems. To stop this from happening, click on the micro-clones using your mouse.

Once upon a time, there was a rather popular arcade game called Defender which, over time, spawned a huge number of imitators (or shall I say homages instead). One of these creations, Defendguin, pits our hero Tux against evil aliens bent on enslaving, assimilating, then mutating a planet of peaceful penguins into deadly penguinoids. These aliens, who look an awful lot like some guy named Bill, turns these helpless denizens into flying, killing machines. Once a penguin gets transformed into a penguinoid, there is no hope for the poor beast. Just blast it. Better yet, blast the alien intruders and get those points up.

Most modern offices running that other OS fight a never ending battle against viruses. Trying to keep all those files and directories safe from dangerous intruders doesn?t really sound like a game to those who fight the fight every day. But if you stop to think about it for a moment, you have to admit, it?s the perfect inspiration for a game and that game is Virus Killer. Here?s the premise . . . viruses attack your system through security holes in popular applications native to that other OS. Now, your files are in danger and the only thing that stands in their way is you. Once again, just blast away!

The final item is a little something called FreedroidRPG. This is a beautiful 3D role playing game with superb graphics, a cool soundtrack and sound effects, and a well developed world. Here?s the back story. Sometime, in the not too distant future, a mega-corporation known as Megasoft (or MS for short) has effectively taken over the galaxy. They managed to do this by using their vast corporate power to install trojan horses in every computer equipped machine on the planet including those of government and police. As a result, all of humanity was enslaved. Due to some terrible programming error, however, the machines rebelled and took over thus making things worse than they already were.

The only hope for mankind now is a cyborg version of Tux, a so-called lunarian. Equipped with high-tech armor, low tech magic, and a laser sword, our hero is ready to take on the machines and bring freedom to the galaxy. Along the way, you?ll battle all sorts of villains and monsters, pick up items, money, and weapons, and meet up with all sorts of interesting characters.

See, Linux users do have a sense of humour when it comes to Windows.

http://freedroid.sourceforge.net/ http://www.xbill.org/ http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/defendguin/ http://www.parallelrealities.co.uk/virusKiller.php</div>


HAHAHA XD these are pretty funny games....I would expect them to be on Newgrounds..