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 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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by Darkmage on Wed 30th Jan 2013 04:33 UTC
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Actually the main author is wrong, Gallium3d HAS lived up to it's promise. there is now OpenGL 3.0 shipping on ALL Intel/ATI/NVIDIA cards in Open source drivers. If the author bothered to follow the news website he'd know the current state of OpenGL on Linux, it's rapidly gaining ground across all major cards/drivers. The NVIDIA cards for instance have implemented 90% of all card functions across the cards in the last 4 hardware generations. Lacking only power management to unleash the full power of the cards. New Kernel releases are starting to really amp up the features of these drivers. I expect within 2 years the open source Nvidia support will have overtaken the closed drivers. It's only ATi that seems to be seriously lagging.

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