Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th May 2010 15:07 UTC
Games "Valve Corporation has today rolled out their Steam Mac OS X client to the general public and confirmed something we have been reporting for two years: the Steam content delivery platform and Source Engine are coming to Linux. This news is coming days after we discovered proof in Steam's Mac OS X Client of Linux support and subsequently found more Linux references and even the unreleased Steam Linux client. The day has finally come and Linux gamers around the world have a reason to rejoice, as this is the biggest news for the Linux gaming community that sees very few tier-one titles." This means Linux users can finally enjoy two of the best games in recent years: Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. BOOMER!
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RE: Great Job Valve!
by drstorm on Wed 12th May 2010 17:17 UTC in reply to "Great Job Valve!"
drstorm
Member since:
2009-04-24

Looks like 2010 could now be the year of Desktop Linux.

I've heard that before. Only it was 2009, 2008, 2007... Good luck, though.

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RE[2]: Great Job Valve!
by cb88 on Wed 12th May 2010 17:45 in reply to "RE: Great Job Valve!"
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

But this time is different... XD

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RE[2]: Great Job Valve!
by JAlexoid on Thu 13th May 2010 00:17 in reply to "RE: Great Job Valve!"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I've heard that before. Only it was 2009, 2008, 2007... Good luck, though.

This time there is a valid reason. I still have Windows exceptionally for games... And a lot of my non-tech friends find Ubuntu rather easy... especially in localization.

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RE[3]: Great Job Valve!
by drstorm on Thu 13th May 2010 00:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Great Job Valve!"
drstorm Member since:
2009-04-24

I never said there are no reasons. I'm just saying that I already heard the story too many times, so forgive me if I'm a bit skeptical...

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RE[2]: Great Job Valve!
by WorknMan on Thu 13th May 2010 01:57 in reply to "RE: Great Job Valve!"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I've heard that before. Only it was 2009, 2008, 2007... Good luck, though.


I've heard that ever since the colored text install option in Slackware was considered to be a luxury item ;)

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RE[2]: Great Job Valve!
by google_ninja on Thu 13th May 2010 11:58 in reply to "RE: Great Job Valve!"
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2006-02-05

It was actually even more common around 1999, 2001, 2002. After 2005 or so, a lot of people realized how retarded it was for everyone to keep saying it every year, and there was a noticeable drop (only the truely clueless tech writers kept it up)

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