“As the New Year is upon us, I find myself suggesting some of the best technology gifts to look for during the post-holiday sales. But I would be remiss if I neglected to point out three shareware entertainment products that will bring joy throughout the year to most any computer user,” Craig Crossman writes for Knight Ridder. “All three of them are only for the Macintosh OS X platform.”
“Look, there are tons of computer games out there for the Windows PC and they’re easy to find. But these particular games by comparison are somewhat obscure and could easily be missed. And besides, I figure that Macintosh owners deserve some seasonal cheer as well,” Crossman writes.
“Every copy of Windows includes the venerable and highly addictive game of Solitaire. It’s proved to be so popular that applications have been written to remove it from company hard drives, as it has been known to eat into employee productivity,” Crossman writes. “Apple Computer owners need not worry about that addiction since the only included game on a Mac is Chess. Yet I recently stumbled upon a Solitaire game for the Macintosh that is one of the most beautifully rendered pieces of animated entertainment I have ever seen in a card game.”
Crossman then looks at (and provides link to) “Solitaire Forever,” “Absolute Backgammon,” and “Mahjong Solitaire 2” in his full article here.