Find Yourself in Second Life with Linux

Where open source, collaboration and gameplay unite.

Thanks to Second Life residents Neural Blankes and Summer Seale for their help with this article.

Bill Childers is an IT Manager in Silicon Valley, where he lives with his wife and two children. He enjoys Linux far too much and probably should get more sun from time to time. If he ever finds the time to make it into Second Life, he goes by Bill Deere.


Bill Childers is the Virtual Editor for Linux Journal. No one really knows what that means.


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Good to see a positive review.

Jzebus's picture

There are a lot of people who like to focus on the negative aspects of SL and forget that, as you have pointed out, even the creation of an avatar is a form of art.
It should be pointed out, however, that as a newby with no Linden Dollars it can be frustrating -- but a little patience and a few chats with existing residents will have you enjoying yourself in no time.

Secondlife is not a game

Anonymous's picture

"Although Second Life has been dubbed a game"

It would be nice if you stop this, Secondlife is not a game, repeat Secondlife is not a game.

I do not know why people called this thing a game it clearly is not, sure you can play games in it but that does not make it a game.