Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Feb 2013 20:21 UTC
Games "Valve today announced the release of its Steam for Linux client. In celebration of the release, over 50 Linux titles are now 50-75% off until Thursday, February 21st at 10 AM PST. The Steam client is now available to download for free from the Ubuntu Software Center. Ubuntu is the most popular distribution of Linux used by millions of people globally and known for its well-designed, easy-to-use customer experience." The beginning of the Steambox. We're on the cusp of a sea change in the gaming world.
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by biffuz on Thu 14th Feb 2013 23:33 UTC
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Will it work under Mint or do I have to return to that bag of nonsense called Ubuntu?

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RE: Mint?
by WorknMan on Thu 14th Feb 2013 23:58 in reply to "Mint?"
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Will it work under Mint or do I have to return to that bag of nonsense called Ubuntu?

In this case, it doesn't make much sense to say that 'Steam for Linux officially released.' More like 'Steam for Ubuntu ...'


Edited 2013-02-15 00:00 UTC

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RE[2]: Mint?
by TechGeek on Fri 15th Feb 2013 01:08 in reply to "RE: Mint?"
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Don't be ridiculous. If it works on Ubuntu, it will work on just about any distro out there. Especially those that will runs debs. Mint is an Ubuntu fork, why wouldn't it work?

#fragmentation - lame excuse by people who just want to hate on having choice

Edited 2013-02-15 01:09 UTC

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RE[2]: Mint?
by sorpigal on Fri 15th Feb 2013 18:10 in reply to "RE: Mint?"
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While what you say is true it's largely irrelevant. You can make it work on any distro with some effort and people have done so and documented how (in some cases posted scripts). Most non-Ubuntu Linux users won't have a problem following these instructions to a successful conclusion.

That said they do make a number of *very annoying* assumptions, not just about library versions but about other Ubuntuy things (like notifications).

I'll still take a dedicated Ubuntu game box over a dedicated Windows one any day.

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RE: Mint?
by Kivada on Mon 18th Feb 2013 07:07 in reply to "Mint?"
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To answer your question directly, yes, it works on Mint, at least on Mint 13 that I'm currently running.

Steam keys for Humble Bundle games can be used for the Linux versions, though not all HIB games have made their Steam Linux debut yet.

Also if you happen to have an old Valve game that has had a Linux release you can use the registration number to get the native port via Steam.

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