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: They should open source Steam
by mgarba on Wed 30th Jan 2013 15:31 UTC in reply to "They should open source Steam"
mgarba
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2011-04-23

IMHO you must be either subtly sarcastic, or a troll.

I love F/LOSS, yet I like to play high-powered games on my laptop. I don't like proprietary drivers, at all, but so far it's my only option for a fast, non-hanging GPU experience.

Thanks to Valve's involvement with Linux, whatever their reason, I can now enjoy decent graphics on my hybrid GPU (Radeon-Intel) laptop. because AMD condescended / was pressured to update their drivers.

I don't think I'll ever buy games from Valve, though (well, my teenage son does, and with my money... whatever).

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