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12 years ago we appeared online, Happy Birthday to GamingOnLinux

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12 years ago on July 5, the GamingOnLinux website was created. Who would have thought it would still be going this long, in the face of overwhelming odds. Happy Birthday to us! It's been a thrilling ride, one we hope to keep enjoying for many years to come.

The next year or so should be thoroughly interesting, with the rumours on the SteamPal coming up. We're quite excited to see how that will change Linux gaming and hope to be at the forefront of reporting on it for all Linux gaming fans. Of course though, our overall mission remains the same: to cover any and all types of Linux gaming from news about native games, development on emulators, open source, Wine & Proton and so much more.

If you can donate or regularly support us, here's where you can do so: Firstly, if you wish to get specific reward tiers and access to special things you can do so on Patreon. Unlike many websites, we don't have adverts littering the screen. We do wish to remain that way, however we do have a single spot on our Patreon tiers for a single sponsor to have a small spot before comments.

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You can find all the links to support us on a our dedicated page any time.

As always, our inbox is open if you wish to know anything or you wish us to work on a feature to improve the site. Always happy to hear from readers and game developers. Check out our contact page on how to reach us.

It's probable that this has been the toughest year so far for so many reasons from COVID-19 to personal life issues but we're still here - alive, kicking and committed. Thank you very much for being part of our community. Here's to another great year. Cheers!

We shall be doing a chilled-out birthday livestream tonight so do go ahead and follow us on Twitch.

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I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
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Samsai 5 Jul
Happy birthday, GOL!

There have been twists and turns, but we got here and we'll go further. To another 12 years!
Thanks for bringing this site to life. This site is responsible for a lot of my family getting up and running with many Linux games. I'm not a mega supporter but I donate what I can when possible just for that.
Tuxee 5 Jul
Puberty is next. Congratulations!
Quoting: TuxeePuberty is next. Congratulations!
Time for a massive growth spurt?

Or perhaps "Growing the Beard":
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12 years is a crazy long time. I think this site is at least somewhat responsible for me being able to make the switch fully to Linux some 6 or 7 years ago. I'm regrettably not very active in the community here (time constraints pulling me in every direction) but its served as my only source of gaming related news for quite some time now.

Here's to another 12 years before linux becomes the mainstream desktop!
Eike 5 Jul
Happy Birthday!

I understood that this started as a hobby project and turned into being professional some day? I seemed to be missing the turning point though, if it was publicly announced...?
Happy Birthday GoL and the team! Thanks for all your efforts.

Quoting: GeoGalvanicits served as my only source of gaming related news

Jap, same here.
logge 5 Jul
This is my once-every-day site since many years. It seemed to be just days. Thank you for the best info around Linux gaming around!
Happy birthday!
Well, hurrah! Happy birthday!
You know, GoL has become the place where I go for Linux news, period. Anything important and relevant to the desktop tends to be relevant to gaming as well, so I see it here. And other Linux sites tend to be full of stuff about servers or whatever, that I don't give a damn about. So after I found GoL I gradually realized I really had no need for other Linux sites as a rule.
Redface 5 Jul
Happy Birthday!
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