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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While I am happy Linux users are getting some gaming love, I have to say, I installed Windows 8 over the weekend and I love it. Steam runs great on it (starts and ends faster than in my Windows 7 build) and all my games run perfectly.

In other news, without any extra virus or spam filtering software, Windows 8 has kept my machine clean even using IE10.

I think this whole Windows 8 is bad for gaming is much ado about nothing IMHO.

Cheers!
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