Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Jul 2014 13:57 UTC
Games

A while ago, we've announced our plans to add Linux support as one of the features of our digital platform, with 100 games on the launch day sometime this fall. We've put much time and effort into this project and now we've found ourselves with over 50 titles, classic and new, prepared for distribution, site infrastructure ready, support team trained and standing by, and absolutely no reason to wait until October or November. We're still aiming to have at least 100 Linux games in the coming months, but we've decided not to delay the launch just for the sake of having a nice-looking number to show off to the press. It's not about them, after all, it's about you. So, one of the most popular site feature requests on our community wishlist is granted today: Linux support has officially arrived on GOG.com!

Good on 'm.

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RE[5]: This is great news
by karunko on Fri 25th Jul 2014 09:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: This is great news"
karunko
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2008-10-28

You can. Linux is by far the most popular operating system for hosting websites and other services on the internet.
It's attacked constantly, 24/7. No need for A/V software.

I wouldn't be so smug, if I were you: "New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers" (http://it.slashdot.org/story/14/07/18/1221222/new-mayhem-malware-ta...).

Granted, is not a common occurrence, but it's better to keep in mind that no OS is 100% attack-proof -- unless you're Apple and want to play the "OS X doesn't get any virus" card.

Liking or disliking, on the other hand, is another thing but, you know what? When it comes to getting things done I'm a pragmatist and I have no problem jumping from Windows to OS X to Linux to FreeBSD depending on the task at hand -- or even my mood. In fact I'm grateful that there are so many options.


RT.

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