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So Wait, Is Steam for Linux Only for certain Distros, I'm kind of a newb to Linux

to expand on what shrak said, ATM they have only decided to make packages for and support ubuntu, but those packages can be changed to fit most other distros with minimal effort, and once someone makes a repo no effort for the end user. I'm using it on fedora, for example
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to expand on what shrak said, ATM they have only decided to make packages for and support ubuntu, but those packages can be changed to fit most other distros with minimal effort, and once someone makes a repo no effort for the end user. I'm using it on fedora, for example

Ok, Cool, yeah I've kinda grown fond of Pear OS, so that shouldn't take much work at all
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Thing is it has proper support. It's just that you're expected to do some of the work yourself.
See, in Windows, if you can't download a program (that assumes it knows everything about your system and hopefully has no complications when running) to update your system, or to click a button that says "update your system," then you better have some education on the subject in order to do it right.
In linux (based systems), the process is a little more involved for the user but generally accomplishes it's task more efficiently and tailored to the users liking. The knowledge you need to do it is easier for the average person to learn than for windows.
It's sort of like the difference between fixing your car yourself and taking it to the dealer.

i've used linux for several years. the problem with linux is the lack of driver support and lack of commercial software. there are not good alternatives for stuff like ms office
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The day Linux has an acceptable line-up of software is the day I switch. Right now, it's barely good enough for daily use.
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This whole thread could be reduced to about 20 posts that actually pertain to the article.... really, the useless post count on OCN must be in the billions by now.

This is pretty cool to see a bunch of new companies making games and having Linux support to boot. A couple of them sound fun, Kinetic Void, for one... might get some play time while I wait for Star Citizen to launch...
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The day Linux has an acceptable line-up of software is the day I switch. Right now, it's barely good enough for daily use.

For you. It's been my daily driver for... 16 years now tongue.gif
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Oh I didn't realize Star Citizen might be coming to Linux. THAT would be pretty exciting.
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i've used linux for several years. the problem with linux is the lack of driver support and lack of commercial software. there are not good alternatives for stuff like ms office

Oh people only say that cuz .doc is an industry standard. Apache OpenOffice is exactly the same thing.

nothing inherently makes commercial software better, except maybe that you can use money to obligate someone to make it work when you can't.
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This is great news!
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wth.gif People like you make everyone hate Linux fanboys.

Huh? rolleyes.gif

the comment is in relation to someone many pages back who said gaming was going to be a crappy experience on linux. perhaps i could of fleshed out my response a bit more tongue.gif


anyways, i have no problem with either W7 or Linux, there just tools to do a job. and W7 runs just fine in my Linux VM. I happen to think W7 is probably the best all round o/s on the planet right now.
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