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[News] Flight Simulators for GNU/Linux Up (Now That Microsoft's Dead)

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FlightGear Flight Simulator

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| This past weekend, I was considering purchasing a flight simulator for my PC. 
| While researching various options, I found a free, online simulator called 
| FlightGear. It's an open source game, which means anyone who knows what 
| they're doing can write and program for it. (An example of a closed source 
| game would be Microsoft Flight Simulator, which has only the people hired by 
| Microsoft developing the game.) There are hundreds of modern and historic 
| airplanes and helicopters available and detailed scenery of the entire world.       


Fictional Air Combat 0.1.3

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| I recently discovered YAFS on SF.net: Fictional Air Combat, which is an 
| action flight simulation at an early development stage.  



Open source quantum simulator libquantum in two complementary versions

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| The libquantum Development Team proudly announces the release of two new
| version of the free quantum simulator. The 1.1.0 development release adds a
| new method for simulating quantum system, while the 1.0.0 stable release
| contains bug fixes.


Laminar Research Releases X-Plane 9

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| While not exactly a game, Laminar Research has announced the release of 
| X-Plane 9.0. X-Plane is a multi-platform (Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows) 
| flight simulator, but unlike FlightGear and other open-source simulators, 
| this is meant to be a life-like training exercise. X-Plane is so realistic 
| that it has been certified by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) here 
| in the United States for use as a training utility. X-Plane 9 has been in 
| beta for some time, but X-Plane 9.00 has now officially been released.       



FlightGear takes off

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| FlightGear is a multiplatform, GPLed flight simulator. It is
| sophisticated, realistic, and extensible. You can choose to fly
| more than 100 different aircraft, ranging from a Sopwith Camel to a UFO,
| you can take off and land from thousands of airports, and you can fly over 
| virtually any terrain in the world. After 10 years of development, it has 
| suddenly become a very hot item. How hot? You may have seen it used 
| recently on prime time TV and not realized it. It was used in an episode of 
| Fox TV's legal drama Justice to prove pilot error in the fatal crash of a 
| private plane.


GL Studio Puts Simulators On The Desktop

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| DiSTI's GL Studio package lets the instructional designer integrate
| photo-realistic objects into their simulations that react just like the
| real parts. The parts influence the performance of the systems and can
| accurately behave according to the laws of nature. Unscrew an
| important connector from a simulated jet engine and it will stop
| running.

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