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[7]: This is great news
by Drumhellar on Sat 26th Jul 2014 02:58 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: This is great news"
Drumhellar
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2005-07-12

That hasn't been true for some time in ubuntu for instance there is a "hardware" wizard for binary blobs for wifi/nvidia/ati


Ubuntu isn't the only distribution out there. And, its tool for auto-installing binary drivers frequently doesn't have the latest versions. The NVidia driver specifically usually takes a quite a while to be updated; Being two versions behind isn't unusual.

Also, I've had trouble before using with FUSE not being available during install. Debian specifically lacks FUSE during install, which means no access to a number of filesystems. Had to use a Windows computer to pull that binary blob? Hope you remembered to back-up all the data on it and reformat to FAT32.

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RE[8]: This is great news
by present_arms on Sat 26th Jul 2014 10:23 in reply to "RE[7]: This is great news"
present_arms Member since:
2005-07-09

I run debian, even at install time I had a load of native filesystems to choose from, ext (all of em) reiser, xfs,jfs as well as fat and NTFS out of the box, only thing debian didn't have (because it's not "free") was the broadcom wifi driver, a cable and an apt-get sorted that, same with Nvidia, sure it was one version behind and that's fine, DKMS sorts any building for kernel that needed to be done, and you are right though Ubuntu isn't the only distro which is a very good thing, of the Distros i have used lately 3 came with the latest pre-installed (E-live, PClinuxOS, Sabayon) and for those that didn't a simple package management using "nvidia" as a search term installed the required driver. all good.

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