Question Free games on spare PC - Linux or Windows?

elsmandino

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Hi there.

Due to my upgrading my server, I now have a spare PC that I do not need anymore:

i3-2105 with 8GB RAM (no GPU)

My son has enquired whether there are any free games that he might able to play on it.

Just in case it is relevant, he already has an XBox One (and also plays some games on his Android tablet).

I just wondered whether there were many free games (older ones, given the integrated graphics) that you can download and play on PC, that would make use of it.

Also, would it be better to go down the Windows or Linux route for this (I have a Windows Key, so can do either)?

Thanks very much.
 
Extremely hard rogue RPG game, can be adjusted to run on asci or with nice graphics.
The free version is complete just a few updates older than the payed one.
https://www.adom.de/home/downloads.html

Spelunky classic is a full game in a classic platformer style, also very hard.
https://spelunkyworld.com/original.html

GOG has a bunch of classic games always available for free including adventure, rpg and others.
 
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elsmandino

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Brilliant - thanks very much for the advice.

Having a look around, there seems to be quite a lot on both platforms.

I have a couple of unused 60TB SSDs, lying around, so I might install both Windows and Linux.

I also have a spare 2TB hard drive that I can use for storage, as well - if I use NFTS, both OSs should be able to use if for games.
 

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Brilliant - thanks very much for the advice.

Having a look around, there seems to be quite a lot on both platforms.

I have a couple of unused 60TB SSDs, lying around, so I might install both Windows and Linux.

I also have a spare 2TB hard drive that I can use for storage, as well - if I use NFTS, both OSs should be able to use if for games.
60GB, not TB, correct?
 
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