Archive for July, 2014

GOG Now Supports Linux

GOG.com a while ago announced plans to add Linux support to its excellent, DRM-free game list.  They have now launched the first 50 Linux games, with plans to have at least 100 Linux games in the coming months.  So far, these games are available for Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

Here are the games that are now available:

Anomaly Warzone Earth
Ascendant
Bionic Dues
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold – first time on Linux!
Blake Stone: Planet Strike – first time on Linux!
Bloodnet – first time on Linux!
Braveland
CLARC – first time on Linux!
Darklands – first time on Linux!
Darwinia
Defcon
Don’t Starve + DLC
Dragonsphere – first time on Linux!
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition
FlatOut – first time on Linux!
Flatout 2 – first time on Linux!
Fragile Allegiance – first time on Linux!
Gemini Rue
Gods Will Be Watching
Hammerwatch
Hocus Pocus – first time on Linux!
Kentucky Route Zero
The Last Federation
Legend of Grimrock
Litil Divil – first time on Linux!
Long Live the Queen
MouseCraft
Multiwinia
Normality – first time on Linux!
Pinball Gold Pack – first time on Linux!
Pinball World – first time on Linux!
Pirates! Gold Plus – first time on Linux!
Realms of the Haunting – first time on Linux!
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender – first time on Linux!
Rise of the Triad: Dark War – first time on Linux!
Shattered Haven
The Shivah HD
Sid Meier’s Colonization – first time on Linux!
Sid Meier’s Covert Action – first time on Linux!
Sir, You Are Being Hunted
Slipstream 5000 – first time on Linux!
Space Pirates and Zombies
Spacechem
Stargunner – first time on Linux!
SteamWorld Dig
Super Hexagon
Surgeon Simulator 2013
Sword of the Samurai – first time on Linux!
Teslagrad
Unrest:Special Edition (Linux build on the way!)
Uplink
VVVVVV

For those of us who already bought games for Windows and jury-rigged them to work on Linux, we will immediately have access  to the Linux versions, with no extra charge.  I can’t begin to say how wonderful it is for Steam to finally have major competition!

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Saucy Salamander Reached End of Life on July 17, 2014

Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) reached end of life on July 17.  This means that it is no longer supported.  There will be no more package updates to Saucy.

Ubuntu announced its release of Saucy about 9 months ago, on October 17, 2013.  This was the second release with the new 9 month support period. 

It is now recommended to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr).  For a desktop computer, you can directly upgrade by typing Alt + F2 and typing update-manager, then running it and following the on-screen instructions.

If you prefer to do a fresh install, Trusty is now available for download at http://www.ubuntu.com.


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