An Overview of Ubuntu GamingThere is obviously a lot more to computers than just gaming, but anyone who has ever spent a significant amount of time with a PC knows that playing video games is still a large part of using any computer system. For the most part, the realm of PC gaming has all but belonged to Microsoft and Windows. Most commercial games are released exclusively for Windows, meaning users who prefer Linux operating systems are generally out of luck. Linux operating systems are also said to not lend themselves well to gaming, but there are some exceptions, the biggest of which has become the Ubuntu operating system.
Ubuntu is an open source Linux operating system that has always been and always will be free of charge. The very fact that Ubuntu is an open source system alone makes it popular among programmers and others who may be looking for experience as they seek a design degree, but the fact that the operating system is well supported by the popular NVIDIA graphics card and is relatively easy to program for has made it an especially popular platform for PC gamers.
Because Ubuntu is a free open source operating system, there have been thousands of games created exclusively for it that are free to download. Amateur game designers and programmers who are interested in earning an online degree in video game design would do well to check out Ubuntu and see what it has to offer. Of course, this also means that Ubuntu users have a virtual treasure trove of free games to download for free. These are mostly "indie" games, but if you prefer something that is produced by a professional developer, there are plenty of those available for Ubuntu as well. These are licensed games that may or may not be free, but they will still be relatively inexpensive and combine quality game design with a user-friendly and surprisingly sleek operating system.
SourcesUbuntu Documentation (2012)
Sudobits Blog (2012)