Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 22:53 UTC
Games Yesterday Phoronix showed proof of Steam's Linux client existence via its Mac OS X launcher that is currently in closed beta, then this morning they showed further signs of Linux support. Since 2008 it was known that Steam and the Source Engine would come to Linux. As an update, they even pointed out the download link for the Steam Linux binary from their store.
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RE: Really?
by WereCatf on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 01:54 UTC in reply to "Really?"
WereCatf
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So, they're trying to build market share in a demographic which (a) is less than 0.1% of the market, (b) is not known for buying software, and (c) generally opposes video games as childish?

I don't quite think your "0.1%" estimate is correct. If I had to say where you got it I'd guess an area called rectum.

As for not buying software..how do you know? Not every Linux user is a maniacal zealot, most of us are just normal users who buy their distros and whatever other software they might need, including games. I could just as well claim that Windows users don't buy software, they prefer to get unauthorized copies but then again I'd be talking out of my own rear-end.

And for the third thing: I have never heard or seen any Linux user call video games childish. Of course there are those too in every camp, but seeing as I have yet to see even one such comment over all the years of my own usage I doubt it's "generally."

EDIT: Thought to add that I too will most likely get Steam for Linux and start buying games there if any good ones come up and available for Linux. I find this a VERY positive move by Valve and I loved Half-Life 1. Never played part 2, but damn, I'll be among the first to buy it for Linux once it's there! :]

Edited 2010-04-23 01:58 UTC

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