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: Comment by Darkmage
by WereCatf on Wed 30th Jan 2013 05:37 UTC in reply to "Comment by Darkmage"
WereCatf
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there is now OpenGL 3.0 shipping on ALL Intel/ATI/NVIDIA cards in Open source drivers.


While in the meantime the closed-source drivers ship OpenGL 4.3.

The NVIDIA cards for instance have implemented 90% of all card functions across the cards in the last 4 hardware generations.


Hardly. Even Nouveau's own wiki still paints a lot of red: http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/FeatureMatrix

I expect within 2 years the open source Nvidia support will have overtaken the closed drivers.


Naive.

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