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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No it isnt
Member since:
2005-11-14

OS X hasn't even close to 1/10 of the hardware support Linux has, so your example isn't only irrelevant, it's exceptionally poorly chosen. You obviously just thought it would be a great idea to state OS X as a shining example of how to do things right, and entirely forgot what your example was supposed to be about: hardware support, not market share. Linux has better support for Apple hardware than OS X has.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

OSX is an example of how Unix should be on the desktop. A hardware company can compile a binary driver and expect it to work with OSX for years. The audio and video stacks are clean, the software distribution system is source agnostic and there's no holy war against proprietary drivers by the developers.

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