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: Comment by Xaero_Vincent
by nt_jerkface on Tue 24th Aug 2010 20:37 UTC in reply to "Comment by Xaero_Vincent"
nt_jerkface
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The occasional game from a private company that has been vocally bitter about DirectX dominating is proof of what exactly?

Everyone knows it is possible to port to Linux. That doesn't change the fact that Linux is simply not designed around proprietary software. It isn't a single platform that developers can target. It's a bunch of semi-compatible systems that come with a litany of issues for closed source developers that do not exist on Windows or OS X. The best way to avoid these issues is to release the source which is not an option for proprietary companies.

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