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    Phoronix: Next Week Is Looking Phenomenal For Linux

    There's lots of big news coming next week that will affect the Linux desktop...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA4OTk

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    I'm looking forward the most to the Valve meeting and announcements. It is something I've always believed in since they made the Mac client. Have a fun trip and keep us posted Michael!

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    • #3
      Is the premium login cookie thing fixed already?
      If it is, I'll sign up to premium again today.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by [Knuckles] View Post
        Is the premium login cookie thing fixed already?
        If it is, I'll sign up to premium again today.
        Are you referring to the fact the ads are visible in articles for premium members until they go to the comments/forum and hit back? This annoys me. I'm happy supporting Phoronix, but still seeing the ads in most cases makes me doubt what I'm paying for.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by leif81 View Post
          Are you referring to the fact the ads are visible in articles for premium members until they go to the comments/forum and hit back? This annoys me. I'm happy supporting Phoronix, but still seeing the ads in most cases makes me doubt what I'm paying for.
          Yah, that's the one. After being a subscriber for 3 years in a row, I decided not to renew again last year because this still wasn't fixed.
          It seems that nothing has changed, thanks for the tip.

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          • #6
            I will be really interested in graphic performance comparison between Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge and AMD Fusion APUs. This will definitely be interesting.

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            • #7
              In addition to everything else. The 'From dust' game, from Ubisoft, should be premièring for chrome's NaCl (which of course is available for Linux) some time soon. They said some time in April which we're coming the end of so hopefully it won't be long?

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              • #8
                You still need to schedule a Seattle/Bellevue get together. We have a Seattle Beer Wednesday chapter, although turnout might be light next week due to it being finals week in a certain game-related educational institution.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by elanthis View Post
                  You still need to schedule a Seattle/Bellevue get together. We have a Seattle Beer Wednesday chapter, although turnout might be light next week due to it being finals week in a certain game-related educational institution.
                  What's the details on the Seattle Beer Wednesday chapter?
                  Michael Larabel
                  http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                  • #10
                    Steam on Linux:

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fabioamd87 View Post
                      Steam on Linux:
                      I still don't understand the possibilities that will come out of that. The developers still have to release Linux versions.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Anarchy View Post
                        I still don't understand the possibilities that will come out of that. The developers still have to release Linux versions.
                        I don't get it either. If it's just some client that transmits your credit card info and gives you a download link for a game (simplified) it's really.. yawn. Even if they manage to offer a couple of new linux versions of new or old games...

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                        • #13
                          As much I'm hoping this to happen, I still remain a bit sceptical about the native Steam client for linux. (hopefully, not for long anyway)

                          But here's to hope we won't find the disappointing "Steam client for Linux postponed indefinitely" article next week.

                          Originally posted by Anarchy View Post
                          I still don't understand the possibilities that will come out of that. The developers still have to release Linux versions.
                          If and when a Steam client for Linux is released, a Linux version of the Source engine will probably be out at the same time.

                          This means at least the following games are likely to see their native Linux versions:

                          • Half-life 2
                          • Counter-Strike: Source
                          • Team Fortress 2
                          • Portal, Portal 2

                          and probably many more.

                          I have been playing TF2 using Wine for quite some time and would be very excited to hear a native port being on the way.

                          Of course, there will also be other games than those made by Valve. Many games have already existing Linux ports that could be published through Steam as well. Not to mention Linux will gain visibility as a gaming platform and could attract even more gaming studios to release games for Linux.

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                          • #14
                            Do we know this is actually a desktop version of Steam, or is Valve perhaps looking to get into the mobile gaming market?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by johnc View Post
                              Do we know this is actually a desktop version of Steam, or is Valve perhaps looking to get into the mobile gaming market?

                              It's for the desktop: Ubuntu with the NVIDIA / AMD blobs.
                              Michael Larabel
                              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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