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Linux® Desktop Garage by Susan Matteson

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Emulators

An emulator is a program designed to mimic another operating system. In the case of games, these emulators mimic the operating systems of game consoles such as the Nintendo, Super Nintendo, PlayStation, or arcade machines. Fire up a game emulator, and you have a virtual version of that game system running on your computer. For anyone nostalgic for the heady days of old game consoles or arcade games, emulators are really fun. You can play all the games you remember without having to dig your old game console out of that box in your garage.

To play a game on an emulator, you have to get a copy of the game to load. The game copies, usually called ROMs, are floating around online to download. Be warned that most emulator programs have not ...

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