Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 23:34 UTC
Games I'm not 100% sure this is actually word-for-word, but alas. "In a presentation at Ubuntu Developer Summit currently going on in Denmark, Drew Bliss from Valve said that Linux is more viable than Windows 8 for gaming. Windows 8 ships with its own app store and it is moving away from an open platform model." I feel like a broken record by now but here we go again: keep an eye on Valve, even if you're not into games. This is the company pushing NVIDIA and AMD to improve their Linux support, with enough clout and name to actually get stuff done. Valve doesn't mess around.
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RE: wine/crossover
by WereCatf on Thu 1st Nov 2012 06:37 UTC in reply to "wine/crossover"
WereCatf
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While I'm at posting links related to linux gamming...

"CodeWeavers will be giving away their Wine-Based CrossOver software tomorrow for free."

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTIxODM


I'm rather surprised there was so little discussion about this. I don't use Linux on my desktop, but I still grabbed CrossOver Linux just in case I come to have use for it. It sure beats using plain, old Wine in many aspects, one of those being the one-click installers for many things.

To stay on the topic, though, I noticed that Steam's GUI alone receives only silver for compatibility. Granted, Steam's GUI is ridiculously bloated and inefficient, but the low compatibility still goes to show that a native port will be welcome. I just hope Valve will make one or another way of launching Windows - games via Wine/CrossOver from the Linux-native client, otherwise many people will have to keep both Windows- and Linux-based clients installed and that'll feel quite a convoluted solution.

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