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[ale] Breaking News: Steam for Linux Now Available



I think Valve/Steam is also hedging theie bets in case of a future of a
Microsoft controlled ecosystem heavily controlled app store that puts
Valve/Steam either at a competitive disadvantage or even locks them out
entirely.

On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 7:31 PM, Jay Lozier <jslozier at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 02/14/2013 03:33 PM, Robert Reese wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> Just saw this today, which is good news for gamers!  Steam is now
>> available on Linux, finally.  I'm not looking for a DRM flame war here; I
>> hate Valve/Steam as much as anyone, but this is a fantastic opportunity to
>> bring gamers over from Windows, especially since the god-awful Windows 8 is
>> now the de facto OS on a new system.
>>
> I have no opinion on Valve/Steam; I am not much of a gamer. Overall this
> is good news for Linux because a major game vendor says Linux is worth
> supporting. As others follow the lead fewer people can not use the lament
> "I can not run X on Linux".
>
> My understanding of hardcore gamers is they like very powerful, expensive
> rigs and the only reason most are tied to Windows is the availability of
> game titles on non-Windows rigs. M$ can not be very happy about this but my
> opinion is they did to themselves by not understanding the different device
> markets and each markets OS requirements with Windows 8.
>
>
>> http://store.steampowered.com/**news/9943/<http://store.steampowered.com/news/9943/>
>>
>> By the way, they have a number of Linux-ready titles on sale until the
>> 21st.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Robert~
>>
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>>  An aside to the above, my marginally computer literate wife now
> primarily uses Linux. She primarily surfs, plays Facebook games, and reads
> email. Once she realized a Linux box could do these things she started
> using Linux regularly and found she liked its stability and generally much
> less aggravating nature.
>
> Her primary use of Windows is a couple of applications that I have tested
> on Wine but this use is infrequent.
>
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