What about Games?
Gaming is one area that Linux does lag behind. Keep in mind that most studio developed games take years to develop and millions of dollars in R&D. Games developed by the Linux community are more often than not produced by just a few programmers in their spare time. However, an application called Wine, is available in the office section. Wine allows a Linux user to run Windows programs. It is most often used by gamers wishing to continue using their collection of Windows games. That being said, there is a large section of games in the games folder. Ranging from puzzles and board games, to classic arcade games like Galaga and Tetris, there are also some very advanced games in this section as well. Fans of first person shooters would enjoy Alien Arena, which boasts some very nice graphics. Real time strategy buffs can choose from such titles as Netpanzer, a tank game in which the player can control up to 200 tanks of many different models, or Warzone 2100, a Real time strategy as good as any Command and Conquer or Starcraft entry. A neat thing about Warzone 2100 is that the player can design all the units themselves. Both titles have an active multiplayer community.
In addition to all this, there are neat programs like the Stellarium, an astronomy program that simulates the night sky, and allows the user to view the stars from any point in the globe at any time within the past 10,000 years. Also, the Boinc client software allows the user to give bandwidth to such projects as SETI online, the Search for ExtraTerrestria Intelligence.
This list does not even begin the scratch the surface of the programs available through the Ubuntu software center. Since they are all free and easily removed, the Ubuntu user may sample as many programs on the list as they wish and keep or discard them as they please.