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For the last few weeks I have been playing around with Desura for Linux.  After my account was activated, I logged on to see what all the buzz was about.  Desura is very much like most of the digital download service you see online today. The likes of Steam and a few others are making this style of purchasing games big business  and Desura is making great strides to be one of those players, but they are doing something very different.  Where others are only doing it for  the Windows and Mac Os, Desura is supporting Linux.

As you all know Linux gaming is still very much in its infancy, there are a few developers out there that are working hard to try and bring gaming to Linux, but it’s still a very hard platform to get anything on. Hopefully with the help of companies such as Desura, game developers will see this as a step forward and maybe we will start seeing an influx of new games coming to Linux.

The client itself, is very much like Steam and other digital download software.  It’s very easy to use and all the games are listed in categories and, to my surprise, there is a lot of Linux games up here to buy and there are also games up here for free, which makes a welcome  change from others who mostly only stock paid games. The other great thing, is that they are supporting 32bit and 64bit clients for Linux.  It will also install on most Distro of Linux, which is another great thing as well. All this is helping the gaming community  grow on Linux.

If you are one of the people, like myself, who left Windows a while ago and are really missing gaming this could be the answer.  It comes with all the things you would expect to have in a program like this. It’s well worth the download if you’re a Windows or Linux user. Here is hoping that this is the start of gaming for the Linux platform.




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