Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th May 2010 15:07 UTC
Games "Valve Corporation has today rolled out their Steam Mac OS X client to the general public and confirmed something we have been reporting for two years: the Steam content delivery platform and Source Engine are coming to Linux. This news is coming days after we discovered proof in Steam's Mac OS X Client of Linux support and subsequently found more Linux references and even the unreleased Steam Linux client. The day has finally come and Linux gamers around the world have a reason to rejoice, as this is the biggest news for the Linux gaming community that sees very few tier-one titles." This means Linux users can finally enjoy two of the best games in recent years: Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. BOOMER!
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RE: Phoronix over the top
by merkoth on Wed 12th May 2010 20:48 UTC in reply to "Phoronix over the top"
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And then there's the Valve DRM mechanism (yes, there is one, albeit a very tame and unobtrusive one compared to most of the others, and only some games use it) that may or may not require kernel modules as I do not know any details about how their DRM is implemented.

Then why suggest something as extreme as a kernel module? Steam downloads each game in encrypted form and unencrypts it when first run. The game itself will look for Steam when booting up and once a month the Steam client will call home to make sure everything's alright with your account.

Why on earth would they need a kernel module for that?

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