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Valve on Linux Plans

Ubuntu Vibes quotes (or paraphrases) Valve's Drew Bliss speaking at a Ubuntu Developer Summit in Denmark praising Linux as being amore viable gaming platform that Microsoft's just-released Windows 8. They summarize what they learned about Valve's Linux plans going forward in handy bulleted form:

  • Steam client is running nicely on Ubuntu and many developers have approached them with good game products.
  • Cooperation with Canonical has been good.
  • Ubuntu is preferred platform as it has a large user base and good community support with a strong company like Canonical behind it.
  • Linux has everything they need: good OpenGL, pulseaudio, OpenAL and input support.
  • New Source engine games will be available for Linux.
  • No firm time frame for Steam Linux release, but soon.
  • Copy protection is up to the game publishers.

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39. Re: Valve on Linux Plans Oct 30, 2012, 12:18 DukeFNukem
 
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I think your going a little overboard on the negativity. I think what he was showing is that the UI has gone through major improvements over the years.

My computer used to slow down when using Windows 7 also until I upgraded the hardware. That's not necessarily a fault of the operating system as much as it is the hardware your running the OS on.

The fact is, Windows 8 is pathetic, and is pushing people to look for alternatives. I am starting to look at other options and Linux is making lots of progress, slowly but surely.

This comment was edited on Oct 30, 2012, 12:24.
 
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