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Am I the only pessimistic one here? It's nice and all that Linux is getting some much deserved love from Valve, but Steam is not a panacea for the Linux gaming platform. I don't think that even a decade is enough to loosen the grip Microsoft has on this segment of the market.
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I hate Valve's DRM (though I guess it is a necessarily evil when getting into this industry that isn't really their fault), but this is GREAT.

A honest question. What do you mean you hate valve's drm? Every piece of software you buy has drm on it. Valve allows you to make back up copies and stores your games. I can not count how many times I have lost a game to do cd becoming unreadable. Given humidy, heat, and time.

Is it drm, yes. It is the drm that offers the customer a better option then everything on the market, yes. If it was not drm, I would still use steam just because of the services it offers.
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A honest question. What do you mean you hate valve's drm? Every piece of software you buy has drm on it. Valve allows you to make back up copies and stores your games. I can not count how many times I have lost a game to do cd becoming unreadable. Given humidy, heat, and time.
Is it drm, yes. It is the drm that offers the customer a better option then everything on the market, yes. If it was not drm, I would still use steam just because of the services it offers.

I hate how Steam does not allow you to just go into offline mode when you have no internet. Offline mode needs to be activated by internet first, then you can play your Steam games. Annoying as hell.
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Or how about you create a Steam startup? Instead of the desktop you boot straight to steam in TV mode. Now you could have a portable steam client that boots on anything, give it large enough storage and you would have a portable Steam that runs on any computer.


which is exactly the sort of thing along with a 'VALVEUBUNTU' that can be achieved with opensource.
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I guess they are going after a market that could be possibly create more revenue but honestly I have no interest in this windows has been fine for gaming. Lets be real here, valve just not happy there biggest revenue stream which is the steam store could possibly finally have a competitor that could possibly more convenient then there store because its it would be wrapped right into windows. Anyways, not interested unless valve actually makes a good game and really show cases it on linux. But i will run steam on my linux box when im not gaming.

Valves never made a good game? Portal 2 was amazing. Or is that too complicated for you?
 
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Steam DRM isn't even true DRM. It is very minor and I don't mind it when compared to other drms. I don't get why people don't like it. Steam is a platform with social aspects such as achievements, hours played etc. Their drm isn't intrusive, plus I love the steam sales that they have during the holidays.

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Good. I'd rather have Linux as my "other" OS rather than have to not only pay money but pay money for something as vile and disgusting as Windows 8.
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Valve isn't claiming that Windows 8 is a closed platform and they are simply looking into Linux as an alternative if Windows becomes a closed platform.
It seems like the majority of you guys didn't read the article or view the video.
Some of you are simply hating on Valve or Linux.

Shhh, don't confuse the baseless bashers with logic. Welcome to OCN where no one reads the article or watches the video but instead base their opinions on the article's title or out of context sentences.

From the actual article:
Quote:
At the Ubuntu Summit in Copenhagen, Bliss reassured the Linux community that Valve didn’t intend to lock the platform down, but rather ensure the survival of what they consider to be PC gaming’s last open platform.


“We want to remove one roadblock that people have with Linux usage and keep the open platform alive. If Microsoft goes the way Apple has and Windows and Macintosh are, both completely closed ecosystems, Linux really is the best alternative for everybody. So we want to help it be as good a platform as possible.”
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So now Linix users can have all 6 games OSX users are able to install from steam? Oh yay!!

Actually from one of the latest screen shots of Steam for Linux there is currently 42 games available, this includes a lot of Indie games.
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Shhh, don't confuse the baseless bashers with logic. Welcome to OCN where no one reads the article or watches the video but instead base their opinions on the article's title or out of context sentences.
From the actual article:

That quote basically implies that Windows 8 is already locked down.

What defines openess anyways? Ability to install whatever you want natively? Ability to customize the UI however you want? Or is it the ability to get the source code and modify it to your specific needs? The last one is the only one Windows and OSX does not fulfill... but why would they?
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