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 shmerl on Wed 30th Jan 2013 03:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

DRM there is more annoying than "closed-sourceness". I wish GOG already would start competing in the same field but with DRM free approach.

Edited 2013-01-30 03:22 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by ssokolow on Wed 30th Jan 2013 03:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

DRM there is more annoying than "closed-sourceness". I wish GOG already would start competing in the same field but with DRM free approach.


Definitely. I buy all my indie games via either Humble Bundles or Desura and limit my GOG use to stuff too old and/or mainstream to have any significant chance of a native Linux port.

Heck, on the rare occasions when I can't wait for an indie game, I make sure to buy it through the Humble Store because that ensures I don't have to re-buy if it shows up in a future bundle.

If GOG started offering Linux versions of games not ported as part of a Humble Bundle, they'd command an even higher portion of my entertainment budget.

The only reason I care about Steam on Linux at all is because my brothers use it and, as a side-effect, it's pushing improvements in the nVidia binary drivers.

Edited 2013-01-30 03:39 UTC

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