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[3]: wine/crossover
by WereCatf on Thu 1st Nov 2012 11:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: wine/crossover"
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Why are you constantly so damn angry? Cool down a little, you're going to pop a vein! :o

Why do you say its bloated?


Because it is. With no window open, with no download, no chat, no nothing going on it takes 87 megabytes on RAM, and when I open the main window RAM-usage jumps to 147 megabytes.

I just fired it up, its using a whole 54Mb, which considering we ARE talking about a gaming platform


False. It is not a gaming platform per se. It's merely a front-end to the Steam website plus chat and the necessities needed to manage one's games and applications. Oh, and Steam DRM, which actually doesn't take much more than a mere few megabytes.

is rather small, since most of the games other than the indie stuff takes at least 2Gb+ nowadays.


Apples and oranges. You're comparing a store front-end to games.

And as far as inefficient I really don't know what they would change to make it "better" and it sure as HELL beats GFWL by a country mile.


That I agree with, but then again, that was never questioned by anyone.

If you want to try bloated and broken accidently buy a game that requires GFWL and see what PAIN with a capital P is.


I actually have several ones. One of my favorites is Batman: Arkham Asylum, which is unfortunately spoiled a bit by GFWL.

So while I wish Valve nothing but luck frankly I can't find a problem with Steam for Windows, its easy to run, easy to buy from, takes care of all the patches and matchmaking and chat, it "just works" for me and my family and I honestly have no complaints.


I have actually a lot of small niggles and complaints about it. One of the things that often bothers me is how it completely ignores Windows user accounts.

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