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Play the latest release of SuperTux!

The SuperTux folks recently released version 0.3.0 of their game. If you’re not already familiar with SuperTux, it’s more orGames less a Linux-style Super Mario Brothers game, featuring Tux, the Linux mascot. The latest release features some new scenery and graphics, including some entirely new forested areas, as well as tougher — in my opinion — levels. On their site, the developers of SuperTux note that the latest release is more of a “tech-demo” than a fully-polished game, but I think they’re just being modest. In any case, SuperTux is a nice way to pass the time. If you’re looking for more nice ways to pass the time on your Linux machine, you may want to visit The Linux Game Tome and Free Gamer, two excellent sites devoted to free, or mostly free, software games.

Onward, then; let’s download the game
So, to download and install the latest version of SuperTux, you’ll need to add a new repository to your sources.list. To do this, open up a Terminal (Applications-> Accessories-> Terminal) and enter:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines to your sources.list, and save the file:

# Latest SuperTux
deb http://debs.peadrop.com edgy backports

Then, in a Terminal, enter:

sudo apt-get update

Now you can simply open up Synaptic (System-> Administration-> Synaptic Package Manager), search for “supertux,” and install the package. After you’ve installed SuperTux, you’ll probably want to either remove or disable the new repository you added to your sources.list, as third-party repositories are — generally speaking — best used sparingly. To do this, open up the sources.list file, as you did earlier, and either completely remove, or comment out, the new lines. To comment out a line, place a “#” (without the quotes, of course) to the left of it (the “#” blocks out its corresponding line).

You should now find SuperTux in your Games menu (Applications-> Games-> SuperTux). Have fun!

SuperTux 0.3.0
SuperTux is one of the best free games out there!

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