Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 23:34 UTC
Games I'm not 100% sure this is actually word-for-word, but alas. "In a presentation at Ubuntu Developer Summit currently going on in Denmark, Drew Bliss from Valve said that Linux is more viable than Windows 8 for gaming. Windows 8 ships with its own app store and it is moving away from an open platform model." I feel like a broken record by now but here we go again: keep an eye on Valve, even if you're not into games. This is the company pushing NVIDIA and AMD to improve their Linux support, with enough clout and name to actually get stuff done. Valve doesn't mess around.
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RE: I'm not a agmer, but
by bassbeast on Wed 31st Oct 2012 16:16 UTC in reply to "I'm not a agmer, but"
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2007-11-11

The problem is gonna be the "FOSSies" and by FOSSies I mean those that hold up the GPL like the 10 commandments because there is a LOT of those guys working on the lower level internals and let us not forget that no matter how you pretty it up Steam is a NON GPL DRM PLATFORM and the FOSSie faction would rather burn the place to the ground than let that take hold.

You see Linux is split in 2 right now, the pragmatists that want a viable alternative to the big 2 and the FOSSies who frankly don't care if Linux never gets beyond a handful of users as long as the GPL is held inviolate.

So mark my words, what you will see with Steam is this: "Oops, updates broke Steam sound, well that wouldn't happen Gabe if you'd open up the source but since you won't well too bad, so sad" "Oops, networking is broken for Steam users? Well that wouldn't happen if you'd just open up the source but since you won't nothing we can do, sorry".

There is a reason why you don't see proprietary programs on Linux, its not because you can't get them to run in the first place, its the simple fact that you'll never keep them running because you will have devs actively sabotaging your efforts. I pointed this out on Linux forums and was told "So, GPL is pure and we don't want it contaminated so you can keep your DRM on Windowz" and that is pretty much why Valve hasn't got a chance.

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RE[2]: I'm not a agmer, but
by ricegf on Thu 1st Nov 2012 09:40 in reply to "RE: I'm not a agmer, but"
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2007-04-25

Yep, that's why Android Linux is such a huge failure, and why the Linux kernel will never accept the Android patches into the mainstream. Oh, wait...

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