Changes From DoomWiki.org Talk:How to download and run Doom937 bytes added, 23:09, 1 April 2008→Linux :: I wouldn't worry about that because people who can't compile programs are generally chased away from Linux itself in the first place. <small>[[User:Who is like God?|Who is like God?]] 22:02, 1 April 2008 (UTC)</small> ::: That's always been the myth, but I'm not so sure now, given the increasing availability of preloaded GUI distributions (by Dell and other people). I live in a college town where every engineering major uses Linux regularly, and if they know a programming language at all when they graduate, it's an interpreted one. Further, the reader may be installing it on a machine where they don't have enough privileges to do everything we ask. Finally, compiling a graphics-intensive program like PrBoom isn't as simple as downloading the last stable sourceforge archive, because you have to know certain very specific things about your hardware. PrBoom ran quite smoothly on this Linux machine, but I had to use an old version that was available as an rpm, because even our IT guy couldn't figure out what makefile to use (shhh, don't tell anyone). [[User:Ryan W|Ryan W]] 23:09, 1 April 2008 (UTC) ← Older editNewer edit →Ryan WCheck user, doomer, editor, administrator20,913 edits Retrieved from "https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Special:MobileDiff/44176"