Elementary OS Has Zero Games Preinstalled by Default
I’ve been running daily builds of Elementary OS Luna to help kick the tires and file bug reports. If you haven’t heard of EOS, its an Ubuntu-based distribution that is committed to the GTK toolkit, has a preferred programming language (Vala), and has an interesting approach on directing and controlling aspects of development for the user experience in every nook and cranny. And it shows. Luna is beautiful. EOS is NOT another Ubuntu distro with a new theme and the applications moved around.
There was one odd finding however. When testing the application menu my daughter asked me to play a game. No big deal right? Except Luna does not have any default pre-installed games. I updated and restarted just to make sure I wasn’t missing anything.
I found this pretty odd. Even though the lack of a pre-installed game could be considered an opinion, I decided to file a bug report to share my concern. Then, I received this comment on my Google Plus page from the Elementary team:
“We try to only include software which is useful to the majority of our users. A preinstalled game isn’t really that useful, but users are free to explore the Software Center and pick games for themselves.”
Obviously you can browse the Software Center and install whatever you like, but should EOS ship with any pre-installed games. What do you think? Leave your comments below.