Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 22:53 UTC
Games Yesterday Phoronix showed proof of Steam's Linux client existence via its Mac OS X launcher that is currently in closed beta, then this morning they showed further signs of Linux support. Since 2008 it was known that Steam and the Source Engine would come to Linux. As an update, they even pointed out the download link for the Steam Linux binary from their store.
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RE: Really?
by diegoviola on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 02:23 UTC in reply to "Really?"
diegoviola
Member since:
2006-08-15

So, they're trying to build market share in a demographic which (a) is less than 0.1% of the market, (b) is not known for buying software, and (c) generally opposes video games as childish?

Well, best of luck to them.


Really? Well, that's strange then, cause I'm a Linux user and I bought most of the id software games.

Edited 2010-04-23 02:28 UTC

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RE[2]: Really?
by gilboa on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 09:45 in reply to "RE: Really?"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

/+1.

In my case I bought:
Quake 3, Doom3, Quake 4 and ETQW.

For other vendors (LGP) I bought:
X2 and X3.

Not bad for someone that:
A. Doesn't buy software.
B. Think games are childish.

- Gilboa

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RE[2]: Really?
by ggeldenhuys on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 12:40 in reply to "RE: Really?"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

Yeah, I have to agree. I bought Sim City 3000 and Heroes of Might and Magic for Linux. Oh, I bought Nero for Linux and Borland Kylix Professional v3 too.

Oops, am I now in trouble because I bought some Linux software! Please dude (original poster), don't generalize like that.

As for the 0.1% Linux users. I think that is TOTAL CRAP. There is simply NO way to count the amount of Linux users out there, so the 0.1% is simply an uneducated guess - and a very bad one at that. Linux may be downloaded, copied, shared, installed on 1000's of PC's without payment, without notifying any vendor or OEM etc via some stupid activation key. You simply cannot count the "sales" of Linux like you can for Mac or Windows.

Edited 2010-04-23 12:43 UTC

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