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GOG.com Linux Support Launches

GOG.com announces their promised Linux support is now live, and that their DRM-free marketplace now boasts over 50 titles to support the open source operating system, noting that some of these are debuts of titles not previously available for Linux, including FlatOut, Flatout 2, Darklands, and Realms of the Haunting. They originally planned to launch later this year with 100+ launch titles, but things were going so smoothly, they pushed up the schedule. Here's why:

We've put much time and effort into this project and now we've found ourselves with over 50 titles, classic and new, prepared for distribution, site infrastructure ready, support team trained and standing by, and absolutely no reason to wait until October or November. We're still aiming to have at least 100 Linux games in the coming months, but we've decided not to delay the launch just for the sake of having a nice-looking number to show off to the press. It's not about them, after all, it's about you. So, one of the most popular site feature requests on our community wishlist is granted today: Linux support has officially arrived on GOG.com!

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