Find Yourself in Second Life with Linux
Thanks to Second Life residents Neural Blankes and Summer Seale for their help with this article.
Since Linden Labs released the viewer source code under the GPL, quite a few forks of the code have emerged. There is a page on the Second Life wiki that tracks these forks (see Resources), but here are a few of the most popular ones:
Cool SL Viewer: Henri Beauchamp has taken many of the outstanding bugfixes in the JIRA bug-tracking system for Second Life and applies those fixes to the viewer before Linden Labs does. The result is an incredibly full-featured viewer that actually may perform better than the official viewer. Available for Linux, Windows and Mac.
Dale's SL Viewer: Dale Glass has added some features to the viewer, such as a radar feature that tells you who's nearby, as well as support for 3-D stereoscopic goggles. Available for Linux and Windows.
Onrez Viewer: a custom viewer created for a television show (CSI: New York) and Second Life tie-in. Windows only.
AjaxLife: Katherine Berry is a talented programmer who's coded a text-only Web interface for Second Life called AjaxLife. Cross-platform support included—it even runs on the iPhone!
Second Life Home Page: www.secondlife.com
Create an Avatar: secondlife.com/join
Second Life Wiki: wiki.secondlife.com
Alternate Second Life Viewers: wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Alternate_viewers
Compiling the Second Life Viewer for Linux: wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Compiling_the_viewer_(Linux)
Sun Microsystems (SLURL): slurl.com/secondlife/Sun%20Microsystems%201/128/86/71
Stanford University (SLURL): slurl.com/secondlife/Stanford%20University%20Libraries/159/227/33
Summer (SLURL): slurl.com/secondlife/Summer/106/35/22
Sci-Fi Works (SLURL): slurl.com/secondlife/Thunderbird%20Island/25/237/312
Bill Childers is an IT Manager in Silicon Valley, where he lives with his wife and two children. He enjoys Linux far too much and probably should get more sun from time to time. If he ever finds the time to make it into Second Life, he goes by Bill Deere.
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