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 Valhalla on Thu 31st Jan 2013 01:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Darkmage"
Valhalla
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2006-01-24


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

Well, if you would have looked a year ago there would have been alot more red which has now turned into orange/yellow/green.

Naive.

I don't think that the open source drivers will have overtaken the proprietary ones but I'm certain that they will have decreased the gap further.

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RE[3]: Comment by Darkmage
by lucas_maximus on Thu 31st Jan 2013 11:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Darkmage"
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2009-08-18

I don't think that the open source drivers will have overtaken the proprietary ones but I'm certain that they will have decreased the gap further.


Not with the latest cards. While some games that are 4 or 5 years old will probably run okay on lower end hardware you just miss out on performance on the faster cards. My 8800GT while very good when I bought struggled with modern games, I had to upgrade to a 660GTX.

ATi cards while slightly cheaper and higher performing for some games have always had crap drivers. Nvidia closed drivers is the only one that gives me everything cross platform.

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