1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

More Details On The Desura Linux Client

Gaming

Published on 08 June 2011 05:23 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
16 Comments

A number of days ago we showed the first screenshot of Desura running natively on Linux. Now there's more details about the state of the Linux implementation of this Steam-like client for digital games distribution.

There's a Desura.com Linux update. The Desura development team created a basic Linux boot-loader for the main executable, the user-interface is now rendering, Chromium Embedded was ported to Linux for support with GTK and WxWidgets, and various other milestones hit.

There's also a few new screenshots of the current Desura Linux client that's not yet released. More development work is planned in the next week.

Additionally, "To finish this off, I thought I'd say there's a few news sites that caught wind of the Linux screenshots, and a few commenters who ran with the wind and compared the 'leaked screenshots' to the similar Steam incident. I don't know what those guys over at Valve are up to, but let me confirm this now: we're definitely working on Desura Linux, and I'm doing everything in my power to make it happen soon! For those of you that doubt there's a strong enough Linux gaming community to justify it, just go have a look at the Humble Bundle graph. Not only are these guys amazing developers who make great games, but they are doing some great things to support multi-platform DRM-free indie gaming!"

About The Author
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 .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980: The Best GPU For Linux Gamers
  2. ROCCAT LUA: A Linux-Friendly Gaming Mouse
  3. Cheetah Mounts: The Affordable Way To Put Your TV On The Wall
  4. Scythe Mugen MAX
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Preview: Radeon Gallium3D Performance For CS:GO On Linux
  2. XWayland Linux Gaming Performance With GNOME Wayland On Fedora 21
  3. EXT4/Btrfs/XFS/F2FS Benchmarks On Linux 3.17
  4. Fedora 21 Alpha First Impressions: It's Great
Latest Linux News
  1. Debian Jessie Might Get Rid Of The kFreeBSD Port
  2. Fedora Might Try A New Scheduling Strategy For Its Releases
  3. AMD's Catalyst Working On A GLSL Shader Cache
  4. OpenMP 4.0 Offloading Is Closer For GCC 5
  5. Wayland Presentation Extension Added To Weston
  6. Intel Skylake Support Rolls Out To Mesa's DRM
  7. VA-API's Libva 1.4.0 Brings VP8 Encoding Support
  8. Operating System U Fails To Live Up To Its Goals
  9. AMD Catalyst 14.9 Officially Released For Linux
  10. Nouveau Memory Re-Clocking Comes For More NVIDIA GPUs
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. NVIDIA Alerts Nouveau: They're Starting To Sign/Validate GPU Firmware Images
  2. New AMD Catalyst drivers out today
  3. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  4. Take the Steam Survey results with a grain of salt. It is flawed.
  5. FSF Issues Statement On Shellshock Bash Vulnerability
  6. AMD Wants To Know What's Wrong With Catalyst
  7. New Group Calls For Boycotting Systemd
  8. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive NVIDIA/AMD Benchmarks On Linux