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Old 05-12-2010, 09:25 PM
Christopher Lemire
Default Valve Releasing Steam for Linux

On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 2:37 PM, Michael Haney <thezorch@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 3:21 PM, Conrad Knauer <atheoi@gmail.com> wrote:
>> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=valve_steam_announcemen t
>> Excerpt:
>> "Valve Corporation has today rolled out their Steam Mac OS X client to
>> the general public and confirmed something we have been reporting for
>> two years: the Steam content delivery platform and Source Engine are
>> coming to Linux. [...]
>> We have confirmed that Valve's latest and popular titles like
>> Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, and Team Fortress 2 are among the
>> first of the Steam Linux titles, similar to the Mac OS X support. The
>> released Linux client should be available by the end of summer.
>> Similar to Valve's strategy with Mac OS X, it's expected that they too
>> will be providing Linux game releases on the same day as Windows / Mac
>> OS X for their new titles and that there will be first-rate support
>> across all platforms. Portal II should mark the first of these
>> efforts. [...]
>> this should provide a huge opportunity for the Linux distributions and
>> other Linux stakeholders to prove their viability against Windows and
>> can begin attracting gamers if successfully leveraged. We have already
>> shown that in terms of OpenGL performance, Ubuntu 10.04 is on par with
>> Windows 7 for ATI/AMD and NVIDIA graphics and that Linux is a faster
>> gaming platform to Mac OS X."
> Commercial game development support for Linux and Steam for Linux?
> About Fraking Time!!!!
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