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 Darkmage
by edwintorok on Wed 30th Jan 2013 20:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Darkmage"
edwintorok
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2009-11-01

there is now OpenGL 3.0 shipping on ALL Intel/ATI/NVIDIA cards in Open source drivers.


And in the next version they'll probably support 3.1, the radeon driver already has it in Mesa git:

OpenGL vendor string: X.Org
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV730
OpenGL core profile version string: 3.1 (Core Profile) Mesa 9.1-devel (git-0642437)
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 1.40
OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
OpenGL core profile extensions:
OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 9.1-devel (git-0642437)
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30

(Note that you need a new glxinfo to show anything above 3.0 for these drivers as they only support >3.0 when requesting a Core Profile).


"The NVIDIA cards for instance have implemented 90% of all card functions across the cards in the last 4 hardware generations.


Hardly. Even Nouveau's own wiki still paints a lot of red: http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/FeatureMatrix
"

Radeon has more features implemented: http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature

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