Linux is an optional operating system for those people who don’t want to use Windows or Mac. Linux can be installed on all types of computers and is popular for having less crashes and virus than any other operating systems. Although, Linux has a disadvantage of being incompatible with many software types, including online poker software. However, Linux users can still play poker online on linux poker sites by using the instant play or no download option.
888Poker, Absolute poker and Party Poker are popular Linux poker sites which run directly in the Internet browser using the Flash or Java plug-in and you only need to have a compatible Internet browser and an Internet connection.
To start playing on a linux poker site, you need to register an account and provide your banking details if you are going to play with the real money.
You are required to have either a Flash or Java-enabled browser in order to access the website. Please visit the Adobe Flash tutorial to learn how to do this.
Almost all linux computers can handle the Java applet and most any other Flash apps as well. However, the least amount of Mac readers and players are still increasing. Linux does not have a very good security record, so it is advised to keep your banking and other sensitive information on your Windows or Mac computer.
Usually there are no charges for downloading poker software onto your computer. Some of the most popular Linux poker sites offer a non-download version of their websites, which you can use to play instant-play or free poker games and tournaments.
Poker Linux is a fork of the well known Pokerplace client, which was developed by 888.com. The main difference between the Pokerplace game and Pokerlinux is that it is a fork of the Pokerplace game, which means that the games are not the same, as some of the associated games like Hold’em and Omaha are not available in Pokerplace.
Poker Linux offers the following features.
Live Betting – Live betting is available in all live games. You can place live bets in ring games, tournaments and on the fly.
Scratch Cards – Scratch cards are available in all games. They can number up to 3, with one card having a payout and another one having a bonus.
Rake – Rake is 20% of the pot with a maximum of $3 per hand.
Pocket Cards – The cards are dealt with the same algorithm as Texas Hold’em, but pockets are hard the same as Hold’em.
Hand History – See how your opponents played in hands that you were not playing, exactly how you would have played it, hot to versus cold cards, hand behavior, flop percentages, etc.
Every 5 minutes – The timer keeps running in the background while you play.
Low Limit Games – The lowest limit games available.
Safety – The website offers a lot of safety options, which you can turn on or off like bank limit warning, game summary, player statistics, etc.
Notifications – You can choose to receive email alerts about new deposits, games, hands, winnings, losses, etc.