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    Default There Is No Doubt, Steam Is Coming To Linux!

    Phoronix: There Is No Doubt, Steam Is Coming To Linux!

    Yesterday we showed proof of Steam's Linux client existence via its Mac OS X launcher that is currently in closed beta, then this morning we showed further signs of Linux support. Since 2008 we have known that Steam and the Source Engine would come to Linux. As an update, we even pointed out the download link for the Steam Linux binary from their store...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODE3Mw

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    I don't think even the most skeptical one can deny it anymore.

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    Finally I'm actually beginning to believe in a Steam for Linux release. Could it really be true?

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    what would this mean really though? just some games on linux. If the unwashed mases start to use linux where can a geek go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xir_ View Post
    what would this mean really though? just some games on linux. If the unwashed mases start to use linux where can a geek go.
    Nowhere. Elitist snobs will drown among the noob wave.

    I'm starting to like the picture, actually. Maybe this will bring some sanity to distro development.

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    This is serious news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackStar View Post
    I'm starting to like the picture, actually. Maybe this will bring some sanity to distro development.
    Hopefully! Perhaps give the Linux Standard Base project a boost in the right direction, whatever it takes to solve the lack of a universal software installation mechanism(s) problem(s). It shouldn't matter what distro you're on, or if the software you're attempting to install is closed or open source, but a program should always be able to ask for the libraries it needs to use and get them installed on any distro, install itself, put a menu shortcut in for the user to launch it, and register with the software add/remove mechanism so the user can easily remove it later if they should so choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xir_ View Post
    what would this mean really though? just some games on linux. If the unwashed mases start to use linux where can a geek go.
    Well if you're using Linux to make you feel special/superior/whatever, there's always Gentoo, you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by xir_ View Post
    what would this mean really though? just some games on linux. If the unwashed mases start to use linux where can a geek go.
    Bait taken.

    1. There's always BSD and other super-niche desktop OSes.
    2. If you're only using Linux as a status symbol, you're using it for the wrong reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xir_ View Post
    what would this mean really though? just some games on linux. If the unwashed mases start to use linux where can a geek go.
    You seem like a good fit for OpenBSD.

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