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    Phoronix: Valve Reaffirms Commitment To Linux While Also Releasing Updated Proton

    Following all the drama caused by Canonical announcing last week they'd stop their 32-bit archive with Ubuntu 19.10 and that leading to a mess of concerns including Valve saying they would not be officially supporting Ubuntu 19.10 and later, today they issued a statement reaffirming their commitment to Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...nt-32-Bit-Post

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    ArchLinux surely has great support for gamers with latest video drivers, 32 bit libraries, etc..., it is also one of the most used platforms to report issues on ProtonDB, I tend to always see archlinux users also more involved in the community, maybe Valve knows this because of their stats.

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    • #3
      Paraphrasing: 'We don't care what distro you use; talk to us, and we'll help'.

      That's the kind of attitude I like to hear. Only EVERYONE will benefit from such a massive team pushing in from the top end of the Linux eco-system.

      Poor old openSuSe doesn't get a mention again.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TheOne View Post
        ArchLinux surely has great support for gamers with latest video drivers, 32 bit libraries, etc..., it is also one of the most used platforms to report issues on ProtonDB, I tend to always see archlinux users also more involved in the community, maybe Valve knows this because of their stats.
        There is a problem here.
        https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/
        Click on the OS versions and notice how little 32 bit there is. All of OS X and Linux users are 64 bit installs. There is only about 2 percent 32 bit in use by OS people is using and that is all windows. Most of that is Windows 7 that goes end of life in 2020.

        Remember https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...10-x8664&num=1 we stopped running these benchmarks because i686 was never winning against x86_64.

        Steam Client really should be 64 bit. We should be able to run some games from steam without needing 32 bit libraries. Its been years since the steam hwsurvey has shown a 32 bit Linux user. Anyone after performance with a Linux system will not be using i686 binaries they will be using x86_64.

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        • #5
          Typo:

          Originally posted by phoronix View Post
          updating to Wine-Mono49.,

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          • #6
            Stats may be 2% 32 bit but what % of 96 bit has 32 bit multilib installed? I am willing to guess 90%+

            Next question, what % of those require multilib? I am willing to guesd 60-70%

            Idealism is nice when you dont have the price of practicality.

            Many games on steam include lost source code or no financial incentive and will remain 32 bit.

            Breaking compatability on peoples purchases for no good reason is not reasonable and foolish.

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            • #7
              As predicted. Valve need Ubuntu. Ubuntu need Valve.

              Why all the drama?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
                As predicted. Valve need Ubuntu. Ubuntu need Valve.

                Why all the drama?
                Canonical started the drama.

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                • #9
                  This is so nice to hear from valve. Acknowledging other distros and confirming their belief in the platform. Thanks valve. And also thanks canonical for not making a dumb mistake.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
                    Why all the drama?
                    Because no one knows when 32bit will be dead, while software for 8bit Commodore 64 is still released

                    Maybe it is Game Over today, maybe it isn't



                    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/26/t...rnd/index.html
                    Last edited by dungeon; 06-27-2019, 12:34 AM.

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