Now, I don’t advocate mixing operating systems and alcoholic beverages (who knows what you might compile), but if you’re a die-hard gamer like me, you might be interested in the non-alcoholic Wine for Linux. It claims not to be an emulator, but it pretends to be Windows enough to be pretty useful. Basically, it’s a Windows compatibility layer, allowing you to run Windows applications in Linux. It’s not perfect, of course, but it actually works fairly well for running games in Linux, which should hearten any gamer stuck with making do with Unreal Tournament on Linux (I know there are other games, but even so, the selection is pretty limited). However, all is not perfect with Wine, as I’ve found.