Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Mar 2014 14:13 UTC

We're initially going to be launching our Linux support on with the full treatment for Ubuntu and Mint. That means that right now, we're hammering away at testing games on a variety of configurations, training up our teams on Linux-speak, and generally getting geared up for a big kick-off in the fall with at least 100 Linux games ready for you to play. This is, of course, going to include games that we sell which already have Linux clients, but we'll also be bringing Linux gamers a variety of classics that are, for the first time, officially supported and maintained by a storefront like ours.

...and the Linux gaming news just keeps on coming. I remember how dismissive many people were back when Valve announced its Steam Machine initiative, stating Microsoft's hold would never ever be broken.

Makes them sound like Nokia and BlackBerry during the iPhone's launch, doesn't it?

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"Imagine MS releasing Windows each year, and with different DX and .Net, and VS runtime for each for at least 6y. That is how bad it can be for Linux."

Yes, but that's what happens right? You always have to package the msvc runtime you built with because otherwise your app won't run. And there's a new one every year. I've always found that quite a pain.

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