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 Laurence on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 15:16 UTC in reply to "Really?"
Laurence
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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?

Well, best of luck to them.


a/ Linux isn't less than 1% of the market let alone less than 0.1% as you stated. Add to that, the fact that even 1% of hundreds of millions is still millions.

b/ yet perversely piracy ratios are significantly lower than on Windows. So who's to say that there isn't a market for commercial games after all?

c/ Seeming as we're making completely unfounded sweeping generalisations based on what OS people run, I heard Windows users are generally blue skinned and OS X users have 3 eyes.

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