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 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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RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by Valhalla on Wed 30th Jan 2013 01:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
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I guess I would count as part of the 'foss crowd' as I vastly prefer (f)oss and run a Linux based distribution pretty much fulltime (with some time logged in Haiku).

That doesn't mean I think everything has to be (f)oss, in fact the main important thing for me is that everything I need to operate my system is (f)oss, and that everything I need to store/archive/retrieve my personal data is (f)oss.

Depending on it's nature, I also require applications through which I generate data to be (f)oss, but that's a somewhat more fuzzy deal, as the most important part here is that there are simple ways of exporting the data to open formats with all the information intact.

Games are none of that, they are pure consumption. I will never need a game in order to use my computer or get my work done.

As such I have no problem using proprietary games (and as stated above, I have no problem using proprietary software as long as I am not subject to vendor lock-in, as I would never entrust my own data to a proprietary format).

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