Valve to port Steam to Linux

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    Good news, if you ask me.
     
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    I hope more studios start releasing their games on *nix platforms. I'd dump Windows in a second if I no longer needed it for gaming. @KoalaRimjob
     
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    Since I have a pretty good laptop in my work computer I was making plans to switch to Fedora with my next personal computer anyway (because fuck Windows 8) but actually having Steam run natively will beat the hell out of using Wine.

    Also, if you haven't seen any of the 3.0 kernels, virtually every distro has made their DEs much more user friendly. I'm running Debian 17 KDE on a virtual box and so far have only had to load the terminal a few times.
     
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    The better question is whether developers will support Linux.
     
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    i hope that wasn't shooped cause this is a really good news

    fuck yeah, steam on lynux
     
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    ITT: Linux evangelists cream themselves.
     
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    Looks good for all of the 4 people who were actually waiting to game on linux
     
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    PC games are a big factor in a lot of people's decision to stick with Windows. I know I'd dump Microsoft in a second if I didn't play PC games.
     
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    Compatibility is an integral part of any operating system. I count compatibility as one of windows' major strengths.

    Making an analogy: even if the PS3 has better hardware than the XBOX360, if the console-exclusive game titles suck (which they kind of have so far), I'd pick XBOX360, despite being inferior.