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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RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by Yoko_T on Wed 30th Jan 2013 01:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
Yoko_T
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2011-08-18

Bahaha! Looks like this is closed source everything, so I'm sure the FOSS crowd isn't going to be happy.

Which begs the question... how does the FOSS crowd suppose that game developers can be profitable releasing source code for their games? Well, if the games are as much of a pain in the ass to get running under Linux as it sounds, I guess they could charge for support ;) LMAO


At least 5G free hard drive space (more if you want to play games!)

You have to be fragging kidding me! At least 5G free hard drive space to *INSTALL* this worthless garbage?

If I'm going to dedicate OVER FIVE GIGABYTES of my harddrive space to something, it sure as hell isn't *THIS*

Edited 2013-01-30 01:41 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by Licaon_Kter on Wed 30th Jan 2013 01:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
Licaon_Kter Member since:
2010-03-19

If I'm going to dedicate OVER FIVE GIGABYTES of my harddrive space to something, it sure as hell isn't *THIS*
What are you talking about?
licaon@:~/Steam/ > du -sh
534M .

Oh I get it, the Ubuntu Wiki (erroneusly) says 5G when the Steam site just says 1G.

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RE[4]: Comment by Wafflez
by umccullough on Thu 31st Jan 2013 02:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

I suspect 5gb includes ubuntu...

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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by lucas_maximus on Wed 30th Jan 2013 08:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Steam included the game files, 5G is probably what you want if you downloaded a few smaller games.

I recently bought Farcry 3 and the install footprint of that was 16GB

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