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[2]: Does it have to be Steam?
by nt_jerkface on Wed 25th Aug 2010 00:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Does it have to be Steam?"
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ELF files are not going to help developers deal with differences between windowing systems or the audio mess. There is no standard API for Ubuntu and openSuse and that is the real problem. There is the LSB but it is too limited in scope and isn't enforceable.

The LSB has been good for server development but for desktop applications there are too many areas where distros conflict.

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