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[Phoronix] Valve's Source Engine Coming To Linux

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Good news if it turns out to be true.

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There have been rumors since last year that Valve may be serious about porting Source games to Linux after Valve Software began seeking a senior software engineer with the responsibility of porting Windows-based games to the Linux platform. Valve Software has yet to officially announce Linux clients for any of its software, but at Phoronix we have received information confirming that Valve is indeed porting its very popular Source engine to the Linux platform...
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ooh that would be nice.
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It doesn't even matter that it's the the top set of games under Wine, what matters here is that Valve's doing it. I'll say what I've said on IRC channels and the Ubuntu Forums: We just won the war. The final battles have been fought in the last few months. First Dell had Ubuntu-equipped computers, then Dell and HP and Lenovo and Asus (et al.) demanded more support from device makers, then there was Adobe's new initiative - which will inevitably expand to CS#. This is the last thrust forward - Valve, *the* game studio, will be porting their engine - *the* game engine at this point - to Linux. It's the support that matters here - and the war has been won.
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By no means has the war been won. There is still little to no support from creative. Wireless, although getting better, is still pretty much hit-or-miss. There is no support from major commercial software, such as industry leading Photoshop and AutoCAD and the like.

Although Linux has been getting better exponentially in the past few years, there is still a lot of work to be done. Let's just hope m$ doesn't pay companies off to keep their stuff away from Linux.
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Can I get a big **** yes?

Now, I just need to sit down and learn how to use linux and say bye to Windows forever.
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By no means has the war been won. There is still little to no support from creative. Wireless, although getting better, is still pretty much hit-or-miss. There is no support from major commercial software, such as industry leading Photoshop and AutoCAD and the like.
I specifically mentioned Adobe's new open initiative in my argument and explained its inevitable extension to Photoshop. AutoDesk just needs a good push - they've supported Maya on Linux since buying it, which tells me they're willing.
The only major wireless problems come from Atheros and Broadcom. Both of which have specifically stated that they're going to do their best to make things better due to pressure from HP, Dell, Asus, etc.
Creative also said they would do something.
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Well until then, the battle is still waging. The war isn't over till it's over.
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What war? I see computers, and people realizing other things are better, and taking advantage of it. I didn't know I was in a war.

But seriously, back to point. That's so awesome.
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