Confused on Steam Play and Proton? Be sure to check out our guide.
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. See more here.

13 years ago we appeared online, Happy Birthday to GamingOnLinux

By - | Views: 30,300

Can you believe it? GamingOnLinux is now officially 13 years old and that suddenly makes me feel quite old.

This time last year we were all excited about whatever the "Steampal" turned into, and wow it certainly was better than we all imagined right? The Steam Deck has been a huge boon for everything Linux gaming even pushing us up in the Steam Hardware Survey recently.

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 sometimes you can do so on Patreon (which is the best way for us). 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.

All other donations, without any special rewards can be done by:

You can also buy games using our affiliate/partner links:

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.

Thank you to everyone who is part of the community, it's great to see so many comments every day and a big thank you to the contributors for a few articles and help moderating.

A longer than usual livestream will be going on today / tonight, so be sure to follow on Twitch!

Article taken from
Tags: Misc, Site Info
About the author -
author picture
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. Find me on Mastodon.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.
Page: «6/6
  Go to:

Liam Dawe Jul 6, 2022
Thanks for the kind words everyone :)
Quill Jul 6, 2022
Happy Birthday Gaming on Linux! Thank you!
Tchey Jul 6, 2022
It feels like every year i see a similar message, weird !
BloodScourge Jul 6, 2022
View PC info
  • Supporter Plus
Thank you Liam, from the bottom of my heart.
peterp771 Jul 7, 2022
Happy birthday GOL.

Cheers to the best Linux gaming website!
Grogan Jul 7, 2022
View PC info
  • Supporter Plus
Happy Birthday! I only recently starting coming to this site, but I check most days to learn about games I'd not otherwise be aware of, and related Linux news. I appreciate the effort. I'd give you a thumbs up emoji, :thumbsup: if there was one :-)

P.S. It seems that I can after all, so: πŸ‘

Last edited by Grogan on 7 July 2022 at 8:09 pm UTC
tuubi Jul 7, 2022
View PC info
  • Supporter
πŸ€πŸ€ŽπŸ§‘πŸ«€πŸŽ”πŸ’“πŸ’•πŸ’–πŸ’— Happy Birthday GOL. πŸ’˜πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’πŸ’žπŸ’Ÿ

Still the only gaming community worth my time, even if life has kept me away from games lately. I'll be back though, sooner or later.

Quoting: GroganI'd give you a thumbs up emoji, :thumbsup: if there was one :-)

You can! But you'll have to resort to unicode symbols: πŸ‘
Spoiler, click me
Either copy-paste from a character map application like gucharmap, or "simply" type ctrl+shift+u, then 1f44d and hit enter.
Eike Jul 7, 2022
View PC info
  • Supporter Plus
Quoting: Avehicle7887Happy Birthday GOL

I remember switching to full time Linux in 2014. This site was amazing even at that time.

Same here! :-)

Last edited by Eike on 7 July 2022 at 6:50 pm UTC
gbudny Jul 8, 2022
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: gbudnyThis is great!

I'm pretty sure that I saw somewhere articles from 2009, but I can't find anything:

"Welcome to GamingOnLinux
By Liam Dawe, 1 Apr, 2010"

I tied to use, but I couldn't do it:

This URL has been excluded from the Wayback Machine.
We were on a .info domain name originally, and for some reason Wayback won't unblock this one despite repeated requests.

Thank you for the answer.

I didn't expect this kind of behavior from them, which is disappointing.
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Reward Tiers: Patreon. Plain Donations: PayPal.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone! Patreon supporters can also remove all adverts and sponsors! Supporting us helps bring good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
The comments on this article are closed.