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Desura Game Platform Goes Into Beta On Linux

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Published on 21 September 2011 07:30 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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The Desura Game Client, which is a similar service to Valve's Steam game distribution platform for e-delivery, is now in beta on Linux.

The first bits of Desura have been running on Linux within their development labs going back to May. In July we then heard the Desura Linux client was nearly ready.

Today we are hearing that the Desura Linux client is ready and is now out in the wild for beta testing. The client is available for download and execution, but you can't log into the e-delivery game distribution service unless you're a selected beta tester.

Once the initial bugs are worked out, the Linux beta will be opened up to all Linux gamers.

See more in this Desura groups announcement.

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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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