Linked by Debjit on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 21:16 UTC
Games A rumor has been going around for about four months now that Valve is coming out with a Linux version of Steam and had a lot of people in the Linux community very excited. However Valve have officially killed the rumor. And it is not what people wants to hear - there is no Linux version of Steam in development.
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RE: Does it have to be Steam?
by Zifre on Tue 24th Aug 2010 13:27 UTC in reply to "Does it have to be Steam?"
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Ideally Redhat, Ubuntu and Novel should come up with mutually compatible binary formats so that they don't dig themselves into ever decreasing market niches.

You do realize that this is already true...

All the distros use ELF, and there is a fairly standard set of libraries that you can expect. If you really want to be safe, you can just statically link it, solving all binary compatibility issues (libGL is the only library you would have to dynamically link to, and it has a stable ABI).

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