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    Phoronix: Valve Announces Steam Goes Beyond Gaming

    Valve officially confirmed today that their Steam distribution software will go beyond just offering games and will provide applications from "creativity to productivity" software...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE1NjM

  • #2
    Photoshop and autocad for our valve linux distro anyone?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by YaPeL View Post
      Photoshop and autocad for our valve linux distro anyone?
      Adobe and Autodesk frankly don't give a fuck about linux.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by YaPeL View Post
        autocad for our valve linux distro anyone?
        Who need obsolete software when you can install something much more powerful? :-D

        PS There is even modern free CAD software, but still unfinished (alpha stage).
        Last edited by kwahoo; 08-08-2012, 03:50 PM. Reason: +PS

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        • #5
          I'm not sure if it's correct to emply that this is related to LINUX.

          They sure gonna expand in September 5 to include more than games....but no where in that News at Steam is an indication that will include LINUX...in fact, it NEVER mentions LINUX in that news....in the long run , *MAYBE* it will also include Professional apps native in Linux to plug-in the gap in the FLOSS offer but i'm not so sure that will happen that soon.
          Last edited by AJSB; 08-08-2012, 03:58 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kwahoo View Post
            ...and ridiculously expensive.

            Originally posted by kwahoo View Post
            PS There is even modern free CAD software, but still unfinished (alpha stage).
            This needs a looooooot of work sadly to be on par with something commercial.

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            • #7
              I am hoping that they will intergrate with apt in debian to easily detect updates and initilize them the way every one is used to (the actuall installation etc. can still happen in steam).

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              • #8
                Are there any videos from the conference?

                Siggraph's youtube channel seems useless.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
                  I am hoping that they will intergrate with apt in debian to easily detect updates and initilize them the way every one is used to (the actuall installation etc. can still happen in steam).
                  In my opinion the current package managers are awesome for servers, but they lack on the desktop space.

                  Ingo Molnar had a few good posts about this (and desktop Linux in general):
                  https://plus.google.com/109922199462...ts/UDxdhK8xT63
                  https://plus.google.com/109922199462...ts/HgdeFDfRzNe
                  https://plus.google.com/109922199462...ts/VSdDJnscewS

                  Don't get irritated by the "App store" buzzword, it is nothing more than a package manager on steroids .

                  I really hope Valve releases their client under the GPL, then we could possibly see adoption of their "package management" on the Desktop space.
                  (if it meets the criteria, of course)

                  Well, lets wait and see where Valve takes Linux!
                  Last edited by bug!; 08-08-2012, 05:08 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                    ...and ridiculously expensive.
                    This needs a looooooot of work sadly to be on par with something commercial.
                    Try DraftSight.

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                    • #11
                      Hardly if ever the Steam Client will be GPL'ed....DRM issues....

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                      • #12
                        Beyond gaming? Maybe this could be useful for people who always complain about not having enough professional apps on Linux.

                        Either way, does anyone know if Valve is offering their games in naitive 64-bit? Also, does anyone know if it will be compatible with Wayland without X (assuming you're using an open driver, of course)?

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                        • #13
                          Steam and Source 1 games will not be released as native 64-bit.
                          32-bit Steam will however support 64-bit games.

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                          • #14
                            I'd like to see MS offering Office for Linux on Valve store even though I know that rather hell would freeze over. Office 2007 runs fine on my
                            laptop at least the programms I need (Word, Excel and basic Powerpoint) but I'd like native support.

                            Please no comments that one should use Libre or Open Office instead. It just not a good frankly especially if you use Excel like a pro and don't just want to add and subtract some cell value. It's fine if you want to write a simple letter for yourself and print it out but when you start working with other people they'll likely open your stuff with MS Office and shit will be all over the place. Being able to open a file doesn't make it compatible.

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                            • #15
                              Steam linux distribution

                              That was the move M$ forced Valve to make. The other one would be Valve buying Ubuntu, which would allow Valve to compete with M$ in the server market since Ubuntu has a good position there. Who knows?
                              Last edited by peperoni; 08-09-2012, 04:39 AM. Reason: Typo

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