View Full Version : Companies/Developers that Support Linux with Ports

October 20th, 2009, 09:14 PM
I think Linux gets a lot of negative attention from people mentioning how Adobe products, Apple Products, and a few other productivity lines don't have Linux native clients.

But I'd like to focus on the people who DO have Linux ports (this is usually commercial or closed source software).

We shouldn't deny people the ability to market their products in a closed-source format for Linux, since it would be beneficial for everyone if every Windows-centric company did consider it.

So I'm putting together a list of companies/developers/websites that support Linux explicitly.

There are a few I can name off the top of my head, but it would be great if you guys can add as many as possible. This includes commercial Linux vendors.

A few I can name: Skype, Vuze, Mozilla, Sun (VirtualBox, OpenOffice.org, Java).

Please help add to this list so I can get a thank you page together.

October 20th, 2009, 09:25 PM
Our company uses a few web based apps, so using Linux desktops would work if some of those applications didn't need ActiveX (Microsft).

Please remember that if a company uses custom applications they can be designed to work under whatever OS the company prefers.

October 20th, 2009, 09:29 PM
Google Earth, Chrome
2D boy's World of goo (game)
Adobe Flash
Real player

I think thats it, we have a very ltd library of outside software unfortunately:(
I hope we get more outside software when Ubuntu's software centre starts selling software.

blur xc
October 20th, 2009, 09:49 PM
Bibble - raw photo processing workflow tool (akin to PS Lightroom).


October 20th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Frictional Games (http://www.frictionalgames.com/) The Penumbra Series (http://www.penumbragame.com/ageGate.php)

October 20th, 2009, 10:21 PM

October 20th, 2009, 11:02 PM

I went to the official sites of Atari and Activision but I didnt see anything listed for Linux.
Are all games supported for Linux? Are there any .debs?

October 20th, 2009, 11:25 PM
I went to the official sites of Atari and Activision but I didnt see anything listed for Linux.
Are all games supported for Linux? Are there any .debs?

Activision used to distribute games for id. I think wolfenstein was their last game though.

October 21st, 2009, 03:06 AM
Thanks for the additions- keep 'em coming if you come across anything or remember someone.

I likewise hope the Ubuntu Software Center will supply developers with a more reasonable area to sell their wares. Also, I hope openSUSE, Fedora, and the others will have access to installer packages for similar software in the form of a download from some official site. It would be great to have a singular repository for commercial Linux products presented all together on a single secure website.

:3 I can see a bright future on the horizon.

October 21st, 2009, 03:17 AM
I can think of a couple

Renoise (a Music d.a.w) windows,mac & Linux http://www.renoise.com
Ultramixer (pro dj'ing software) windows.Mac & Linux http://www.ultramixer.com

October 21st, 2009, 03:25 AM
As "sudoer541" mentioned, Adobe has ported Flash for Linux. They also have a Linux version of Adobe Reader, which I recently installed.

October 21st, 2009, 03:29 AM
Parallels Desktop 4 - Parallels [url]http://www.parallels.com[/url, windows , Mac & now Linux

October 21st, 2009, 03:50 AM
S2Games: Savage1/2, Heroes of Newerth

October 23rd, 2009, 08:50 PM
Alright- looks like a good list, so far. I'm looking for a few more on my own, then I'll post it somewhere- might even see if I can't get it approved for official Ubuntu Documentation sometime.

But I'll post the link here, soon. There'll be a box to submit new ones if I forgot them or you're a cross-platform developer.