Linked by boldingd on Tue 29th Jan 2013 23:12 UTC
Games It seems to have so far escaped OSNews' notice (if the top few hits for a site-search for 'Steam' is any indication) that Steam for Linux is now in Open Beta; you can get the Linux steam client from steampowered.com. So far, they appear to only be making an Ubuntu .deb available, and the client will require closed-source GPU drivers in order to work.
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Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Wed 30th Jan 2013 01:02 UTC
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

Is there anyone who actually believes there's going to be any truly open-source system for commercial 3d gaming? Not happening, ....ever.

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by r_a_trip on Wed 30th Jan 2013 12:37 in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
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2005-07-06

Question. Do we need one? From a practical standpoint.

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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Wed 30th Jan 2013 15:12 in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Question. Do we need one? From a practical standpoint.

Honestly, absolutely not. People who think everything should be open & free will tell you otherwise but of course none of those people are in the business of selling video cards (and who prefer to continue doing so).

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