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[6]: wine/crossover
by bassbeast on Fri 2nd Nov 2012 08:17 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: wine/crossover"
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I have a LOT of DLC...a LOT. I tend to only buy bundle deals, and my two boys like to gift me games, plus many of my games have MP elements and those naturally get more updates to keep cheaters out.

Wow..150 huh? And I thought I liked the Steam sales! Heck with only 50 I have games in there I haven't gotten to play yet, such as the last 2 Deus Ex. I hear they are great, but I'm having too much fun with the Crysis set I got recently. Of course I've had to order another fan for my PC, slamming Dx10.1 on an HD4850 with all the purty I've managed to get that card up to 91c...oops. might be time to start looking an an HD6850 huh?

And I didn't know that about accounts, but I've never had to share a PC so there ya go. Nice thing about working at a PC shop, really not hard to get my hands on plenty of parts. But while its not a fix to could probably make a simple script to log off Steam when you log off Windows. You ARE doing a full log off, not user switching? Because naturally Steam should NOT log you out if you use user switching, since your account is still running.

But as I said it would be tricky to do smooth, they would have to catch the Windows log off, stall it logging off long enough for IT to log off, then switch. Considering how anal retentive MSFT has been about speed I can see them not wanting Valve slowing down log off.

Again not as simple as Valve doing it for you, but you should be able to cook up a simple script and have it run on log off. here is the page with the switches for Steam..

https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Command_Line_Options

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