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#1 bmike1


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 06:14 PM

GOG.com to support Linux
Written by Clem on Friday, March 21st, 2014 @ 12:18 pm | Main Topics

Great news for gamers! GOG.com announced plans to support Linux:

We’re initially going to be launching our Linux support on GOG.com with the full GOG.com treatment for Ubuntu and Mint. That means that right now, we’re hammering away at testing games on a variety of configurations, training up our teams on Linux-speak, and generally getting geared up for a big kick-off in the fall with at least 100 Linux games ready for you to play. This is, of course, going to include games that we sell which already have Linux clients, but we’ll also be bringing Linux gamers a variety of classics that are, for the first time, officially supported and maintained by a storefront like ours.

Source: http://www.gog.com/news/gogcom_soon_on_more_platforms

GOG.com should complement Steam nicely with a different catalogue of games and with DRM-free titles.

Whether you’re playing Free Software games, using Steam, native titles or Windows compatibility layers/tools, if you’re interested in gaming have a look at GamingOnLinux: http://www.gamingonlinux.com

We don’t cover gaming much and it’s hard to provide access to commercial or non-Open Source titles to you directly with the Software Manager. Gaming is getting better and better though. Linux is still far behind Windows, Playstation and Xbox of course, but we’re seeing more and more AAA titles running natively on our platform, a growing number of superb indie games, compatibility with market leading development platforms (Unity, Game Maker etc..) and with GOG.com the arrival of another great distribution platform.



A/V Software? I don't need A/V software. I've run Linux since '98 w/o A/V software and have never had a virus. I never even had a firewall until '01 when I began to get routers with firewalls pre installed. With Linux if a vulnerability is detected a fix is quickly found and then upon your next update the vulnerability is patched.  If you must worry about viruses  on a Linux system only worry about them in the sense that you can infect a windows user. I recommend Linux Mint or, if you need a lighter weight operating system that fits on a cd, MX14 or AntiX.

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