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: They should open source Steam
by WereCatf on Wed 30th Jan 2013 09:50 UTC in reply to "They should open source Steam"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

We (and by we I understand the whole floss community) won't play any steam games on GNU/Linux unless they open the sources for both games and Steam client under GPL v3 or later. We won't even install proprietary Nvidia or AMD drivers unless they open source them.


I consider myself a part of the F/OSS - community and yet I do not agree, ergo your assessment of "the whole floss community" is incorrect.

We don't want our beloved free software world to be tainted by free proprietary crap.


I do.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I hate to point this out, but... obvious twitterfire trolling is obvious. There's a reason why almost no one bothers to reply to this guy's comments anymore, he's getting almost as hysterical as mrhasbean/ourcomputerbloke before his ban.

Edited 2013-01-30 11:09 UTC

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I hate to point this out, but... obvious twitterfire trolling is obvious. There's a reason why almost no one bothers to reply to this guy's comments anymore, he's getting almost as hysterical as mrhasbean/ourcomputerbloke before his ban.


Ah, well, I haven't seen the guy before. Thanks for the warning.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I consider myself a part of the F/OSS - community and yet I do not agree, ergo your assessment of "the whole floss community" is incorrect.


That's because you, as oppose to twittefire, aren't mentally challenged.

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