Second Life Linux Client Turns Beta

After extensive testing and loads of community involvement, we’re happy to announce that the Linux version of the Second Life viewer has gone beta and is available for download at: Now Linux users can enjoy the same capabilities as Windows and Mac users to explore, create and socialize!

The beta includes several features we’ve added in recent months, such as:

  • 3D voice support
  • Media playback - play back any in-world media supported by GStreamer
  • Lots and lots of bug fixes, polish, and performance improvements

There’s still plenty of fitting and finishing to do before we declare the Linux viewer ready for production, so if you’d like to find out more about the Linux client, its current community of users, and how you can contribute to its development, please visit

Thanks to everyone who’s participated in the testing so far. We’re always interested in hearing your thoughts, so after checking out the beta, be sure to drop us a line at