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 Karitku on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 07:06 UTC in reply to "Really?"
Karitku
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2006-01-12

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.

Yes but they aren't bring all steam games so it's bit like saying Rolling Stones is coming to festival when only there drummer guy is coming. But I give them credit for nice advertising, think how hard and expensive it is to get ad on almost every tech news site.

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RE[2]: Really?
by WereCatf on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 08:14 in reply to "RE: Really?"
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2006-02-15

so it's bit like saying Rolling Stones is coming to festival when only there drummer guy is coming

Not really... Even though not all of the games will be ported the ones being ported are fully playable and enjoyable, so you will still be able to fully enjoy a gaming experience on Linux.

As such, to use your music festival analogy it'd be like some of the available bands showing up, not all of them. You'd still get to enjoy the ones there perfectly fine.

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