Linked by Debjit on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 21:16 UTC
Games A rumor has been going around for about four months now that Valve is coming out with a Linux version of Steam and had a lot of people in the Linux community very excited. However Valve have officially killed the rumor. And it is not what people wants to hear - there is no Linux version of Steam in development.
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RE[2]: Does it have to be Steam?
by nt_jerkface on Tue 24th Aug 2010 23:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Does it have to be Steam?"
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Furthermore, there has been no lack of methods (see Linspire's CNR or Ubuntu One) to seamlessly insert commercial software in the normal Linux package management and allow users to download as well as pay for it easily.

CNR was tied to a lame distro and had an annual service fee while Ubuntu One is a cloud service. All the major distros have distribution systems designed around open source. The needs of proprietary developers are routinely ignored.

Linux users will just have to keep playing Tux Racer and Windows games in a VM until distros drop the 'your source is my right' ideology.

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