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Logitech Begins Supporting Linux Users

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Published on 18 May 2013 08:13 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
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While Linux game developers and publishers have grown more interested in the Linux market-share over the past year following Valve's major Linux play, one of the sectors that is still lagging behind is gaming hardware and peripherals. Fortunately, Logitech is finally beginning to show their Linux cards.

As posted today in our forums, Logitech is beginning to list "Linux compatible" products on their web-site. Sadly though at the moment, the list is still short with just showing off their M185 Wireless Mouse. A Linux compatible selector is shown next to Windows and OS X when browsing their products, which is a nice start but more is expected from the company.

Logitech hasn't officially released any Linux software or drivers for their gaming peripherals like advanced mice, keyboards/keypads, and audio products, but there is a growing independent software community.

It was also last month I noted a coming Linux gaming peripheral play. Besides Logitech, another company worth following for Linux-compatible gaming peripheral hardware is Roccat, although the brand is less popular in North America.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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