Steam coming to Linux
#1 Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:48 PM
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#2 Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:58 PM
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#3 Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:39 AM
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#4 Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:49 PM
Personally (and I'm not proud of this) I've never had linux as my OS. Yes Windows is expensive but as a PC gamer I don't really have a choice as no other OS is widely supported by devs. There's no doubt that widespread support from game devs would make Linux a viable option for millions of home users who avoid it atm. Also many of us PC gamers are opinion leaders within our community when it comes to anything PC related, so if we did start using linux we woudld undoubtedly influence some others.
As a fan I find this to be good news, although I'm still a bit unclear on what Valve's objectives are here... Do they think Microsoft is too into xbox and hence neglecting PC gaming, do they want to influence other devs to support Linux, is it simply that the rumored 'Steam Box' is going to be Linux based making these ports essential. Or they are trying to get into a space where Origin doesn't compete.
It will be interesting to see if Gabe is right about Windows 8, he was right about Vista after all.