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    Phoronix: Valve Picks Up Another Key Linux Developer

    Things appear to be moving along nicely in the Linux cabal at Valve Software as they work to enable Steam and the Source Engine on the Linux desktop. Here's another one of the new tenured Linux developers that will be starting soon...

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

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    Woohoo!!! This is like candy to my ears...I can't wait to see what these amazing folks will come up with! With Carmageddon coming to Linux next year, man this is going to be the turning point for gaming on Linux.

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    • #3
      Linux client, please.

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      • #4
        The force is strong with this one.

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        • #5
          I am so happy about the steam linux support, just hoping that alot of my steam games will be playable at some point.

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          • #6
            this is great news. hopefully this will shut up all those trolls who for some weird reason strongly don't want to believe valve is making linux client products.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
              this is great news. hopefully this will shut up all those trolls who for some weird reason strongly don't want to believe valve is making linux client products.
              These people you're talking about have issues with being shown wrong. I won't name names, but they've even said that even if the Linux client materializes withing 2 years, they plan to stick to their guns like a mental patient and reiterate the breaking of this story wasn't based on anything but Phoronix trying to generate revenue and lying (?) to the community.

              I'd like to take this time to ask these folks to be sure they get their whole head in front of the shotgun. No sense in doing a half-assed job.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Larian View Post
                These people you're talking about have issues with being shown wrong. I won't name names, but they've even said that even if the Linux client materializes withing 2 years, they plan to stick to their guns like a mental patient and reiterate the breaking of this story wasn't based on anything but Phoronix trying to generate revenue and lying (?) to the community.
                It's certainly what it looked like for the last two years. Had there been clear signs from anyone at Valve itself, rather than just Phoronix, there'd have been much less doubt.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by elanthis View Post
                  It's certainly what it looked like for the last two years. Had there been clear signs from anyone at Valve itself, rather than just Phoronix, there'd have been much less doubt.
                  What would it have looked like if someone at Valve was giving Phoronix inside information that they weren't willing to confirm publicly?

                  Really, I'd probably agree with you if it weren't for all the Linux references in their games and the pre-alpha build of a native client.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Larian View Post
                    What would it have looked like if someone at Valve was giving Phoronix inside information that they weren't willing to confirm publicly?

                    Really, I'd probably agree with you if it weren't for all the Linux references in their games and the pre-alpha build of a native client.
                    My only issue was how michael kept trumpeting that it was "official" when it was clear from the start that he was getting very unofficial information that could have been reversed at any time.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Larian View Post
                      I'd like to take this time to ask these folks to be sure they get their whole head in front of the shotgun. No sense in doing a half-assed job.
                      ROFL. This would definitely make those people a little more 'open-minded'

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
                        My only issue was how michael kept trumpeting that it was "official" when it was clear from the start that he was getting very unofficial information that could have been reversed at any time.
                        Indeed. But the sticking point here is the use of the word "official". Michael was pretty clearly (at least to me), using a looser, colloquial version of the word intended to indicate that he was completely convinced, not that there was a document written in stone and signed with baby's blood. Even his constant reiteration was indicative (again, to me), that there was fairly regular communication with his source that kept telling him nice things.

                        Maybe that's why he got invited to Valve H.Q.? Sort of an apology for the shitstorm that got stirred up by the naysayers? The media response to "There's no Steam client for Linux that we're working on right now" (emphasis mine) was as comical as it was thick-headed. Maybe they shouldn't hire Op-Ed writers who know English as a third language.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Larian View Post
                          the breaking of this story wasn't based on anything but Phoronix trying to generate revenue and lying (?) to the community.
                          It wasn't any lies at all, as you seen it all proved out... Sometimes companies are more willing to provide off the record comments and other information than they will publicly confirm directly to their customers, etc.
                          Michael Larabel
                          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Michael View Post
                            It wasn't any lies at all, as you seen it all proved out... Sometimes companies are more willing to provide off the record comments and other information than they will publicly confirm directly to their customers, etc.
                            Egad ... what a tragic quote selection! LOL! I've been frustrated by the naysayers for the past two years. I've got logs...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Michael View Post
                              It wasn't any lies at all, as you seen it all proved out... Sometimes companies are more willing to provide off the record comments and other information than they will publicly confirm directly to their customers, etc.
                              The it is the articles authors duty to make it clear that this is the case, like IDK, mentioning in the article how one got the info. If they intended it to be "off the record" then I expect to see that in the article, not "valve officially confirms X." It is intentionally missleading and wrong, it may not be a lie so to speak but it isn't much better. Want people to pay for Phoronix pro like they do for other professional news outlets then start acting like a professional news outlet and stop purposfully misleading your readers.

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