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  • #16
    Digital Distribution is the up and coming medium. I just purchased my first game this way and if I could do this for every game in the future I would. If steam was on Linux this would make it easier for smaller companies to distribute their products to Linux users without having to worry about media production costs and selling to stores.

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    • #17
      I think it would be wise for Steam to port to linux and have a linux game store. Ever since vista came out, a few distributions have started gaining traction and at this point it really is starting to gain more and more momentum. Not only for the home desktops and laptops, but also workstations. I think most IT managers would reconsider switching to Vista, notably due to licensing costs and hardware costs as well as office 2007 not being as fun and intuitive as 2003. Not only do I think it's bad buisness practice from MS to force their customers to upgrade, but I also think it's going to cost them a slice from the pie which will be enough to put them in a very compromising situation. It may be just a matter of time before the corporate world realises that besides an exchange server, MS has no real compelling offerings. I think a lot of credit is due to composite desktop as it shows people that a 5 year old computer can put vista's AERO to shame on a much newer system.
      If more computers are going to Linux, games are sure to follow.
      Besides, using wine and dosbox you can probably play more MS platform titles on Linux than you can with Vista.
      I'm going to buy this game regardless of the consequences for the simple fact that it's being ported to Linux. If companies can observe that porting their games to Linux can be financially viable on top of getting kudos, I don't think it will be very long before the mainstream game developpers start going for a cross platform solution. Of course, I think OpenGL 3.0 will be an important variable in this whole equasion.

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      • #18
        Isnt it a coincidence that most games being ported to linux are from finnish companies, and linux, well, Linus Torvalds, finnish too. :P

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        • #19
          Firefox has the biggest market share of all europe in Finland too, I think. Like 50%.

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          • #20
            Yea, and where is openGL 3.0, it's been MIA for a while now.

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            • #21
              I hear its being re-vamped.

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