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I have to say, the fact that every Valve topic is filled with just as many anti-Steam cult members as Steam cult members should all but kill the notion that OCN is some one sided website where no ones opinion can be heard. You've been heard, and now guess what? You're just as annoying as the "cult of Steam" you like to make fun of...

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steam is so awesome.

    
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yay for extra DRM to every software you own!..oh wait rolleyes.gif
so in the future i have to restart steam in offline mode every time i wanna photoshop on the go eh
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yay for extra DRM to every software you own!..oh wait rolleyes.gif
so in the future i have to restart steam in offline mode every time i wanna photoshop on the go eh

YAY!!!

    
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It would be good, but only if you had a way to make the software available offline without internet on the PC's you use regularly. Also, when will they decrease the time Steam takes to log in and boot up?
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Hmmmm ... while I like Steam for my games I'm not sure I would like to put all my eggs into that one basket. Granted, if I see a good deal for some-kind of software I would like to have then I would probably take it, however, for anything I really needed for work ... probably not. The risks would not be worth it considering "the cloud" and potential losses resulting from service interruptions.
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Your argument would be valid if Steam didn't require Windows to function or would be at its level of popularity without Windows.
Whats more is that Linux has had an application storefront for a decade but did Valve complain about it encroaching on their business model when they decided to put Steam on Linux? No, they boasted about how they managed to get their out-of-date graphics engine to run 30 frames per second faster on OpenGL. The blatant hypocrisy and double standard on Valve's part; the overall silence regarding this glaring dissonance means that Valve ultimately agrees with John Carmack's sentiment in that, Linux user aren't used to paying for commercialized software, but instead turn to their open-source alternatives. Its as if Valve is trying to turn its back on the platform that made them whilst simultaneously championing the one that's most likely not going to line their pocketbooks with dough.
Also, there are plenty of "store fronts" where you can buy Windows software, and download them to your PC such as Download.com, Softpedia, and Amazon Marketplace. So I'm not convinced Steaming being first to have a storefront as being a valid argument because, quite frankly, it isn't meaningful in any way.

Well, Steam does require Windows, but that has nothing to do with MS Marketplace...no one is saying anything about Windows and Steam...this is about Steam and Microsoft Marketplace...or any other digital download service. And it is true that Steam was not the first...but as is the case in many things, Steam did it first successfully on a large scale so they are going to be well liked. Replace the word Steam in that sentence with any other digital download service and that would be the service that everyone would like to have all their software. It is convenient to have more stuff in one place. That is all...I am sure there are a few people out there that actually are die-hard fans and would do anything to use Valve's services, but the extremely large majority of people are happy about this prospect out of simple convenience.
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I have no problems using Steam for games. I buy very few games upon release and usually wait before trying any games. I'm not hardcore, I just play games for fun, so Steam is a good deal for me for games.

That said, I'd NEVER NEVER EVER use Steam for productivity software. It's just too big a risk.
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I have no problems using Steam for games. I buy very few games upon release and usually wait before trying any games. I'm not hardcore, I just play games for fun, so Steam is a good deal for me for games.
That said, I'd NEVER NEVER EVER use Steam for productivity software. It's just too big a risk.

What is the risk?
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yah but.. then youd have to Log into Steam to use your software lol


Well yet again, youd be at the mercy of Steam., if you loser yoru steam account you lose all your software.
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