Linked by boldingd on Tue 29th Jan 2013 23:12 UTC
Games It seems to have so far escaped OSNews' notice (if the top few hits for a site-search for 'Steam' is any indication) that Steam for Linux is now in Open Beta; you can get the Linux steam client from steampowered.com. So far, they appear to only be making an Ubuntu .deb available, and the client will require closed-source GPU drivers in order to work.
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RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by Soulbender on Wed 30th Jan 2013 03:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
Soulbender
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so I'm sure the FOSS crowd isn't going to be happy.


FOSS != Stallman's attidude.

how does the FOSS crowd suppose that game developers can be profitable releasing source code for their games?


I dunno, by making good games that people want to pay for?
Besides, if what we're told about how rampant piracy is on closed-source platforms is true would open sourcing your game really make things worse?

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