Monthly Archives: August 2010

Ubuntu LAN Party!

From Ubuntu LAN Party

Kwartzlab has been talking about throwing a LAN party for a while now. We’ve got power, a network and drinks, so it’s ideal. Eric and I got to talking, though, and with the Ubuntu stuff in Waterloo centered largely around Kwartzlab it would be extra awesome if it was a free software LAN party. Everything we play is open source and available through the Ubuntu repositories.

So he went off and tested some games, made a live CD, set up a meta-package and we played some games.

Games we played, in rough order of awesome:

(Pioneers is awesome, but its reception was a bit disappointing, mainly because only Eric and I had ever played Settlers before. Generally, I think if you’re going to the trouble of getting people together in a room, you’re better off playing the boardgame. Over distances, with seasoned Settlers fans, it has much more potential).

We started small, limiting ourselves to Kwartzlab people and a few friends. But our goal is to get other Ubuntu groups involved, ideally culminating in a cross-country or international Ubuntu LAN party. Which is just awesome.