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Also, I don't understand the difference between KVM and, say Virtualbox





KVM is a "Type 1" virtualisation technology, which basically means that its facilities are essentially part and parcel of the operating system kernel - VMware's ESXi also follows this model; they (along with Xen) are "bare metal" hypervisors. VirtualBox is a "Type 2" virtualisation technology, which means that while it does hook into the OS kernel in order to function, it is not part of the OS kernel and must wait for the OS to load fully before it can function correctly. It is a "Type 2" or "hosted" hypervisor.
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Wait... All of these games were available for download on Linux anyway...

So realistically, Valve has one game ported to Linux; Left 4 Dead 2.
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Alot of these games are already available on Desura. You can already play them on linux.
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Pretty surprised the list doesn't include all the Humble Bundle games which offered Linux versions as well as steam keys... headscratch.gif
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Good. Linux could do with games or more games. I really hope this gets a lot of community and developer support. More than OSX anyway. Would be nice to have a free OS to fall back on that I can play steam games on.
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Wait... All of these games were available for download on Linux anyway...
So realistically, Valve has one game ported to Linux; Left 4 Dead 2.

*looks at title*
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[Geek] Steam has 15 Linux compatible games so far

This thread isn't about Valve, it's about the Steam client. And you so graciously pointed out what the article already has.

Also, the real list of already supported games is a bit larger.
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Linux doesnt support DirectX...it is a nice move but won't happen for all the games if that is what you hoping for.....maybe in 2040 a new multi platform framework that beats DirectX can exist....until then I am sticking with my windows 7
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Linux doesnt support DirectX...it is a nice move but won't happen for all the games if that is what you hoping for.....maybe in 2040 a new multi platform framework that beats DirectX can exist....until then I am sticking with my windows 7

You don't have to wait till 2040. OpenGL trades blows with Direct X every release, and in many respects is better. And OpenGL is multi platform, pretty much every console uses a form of OpenGL, along with it being available on every operating system known to date.
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Why so many people are against dual boot is just beyond me.
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You don't have to wait till 2040. OpenGL trades blows with Direct X every release, and in many respects is better. And OpenGL is multi platform, pretty much every console uses a form of OpenGL, along with it being available on every operating system known to date.

WoW, Starcraft 2, and Diablo 3 run just fine in OpenGL on OSX. wink.gif
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