Valve Promoting Linux

January 23rd, 2013 by Crusader

Quick note that Valve hasn’t just introduced Steam for Linux; they’re actually promoting it very prominently, even to the point of linking Ubuntu itself on the Steam about page.

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10 Responses to “Valve Promoting Linux”

  1. liamdawe Says:

    On your submit news link, it doesn’t tell you if it sent or not by the way, clicking send just send you back to a blank submit page.

  2. Maquis196 Says:

    I just played native Half Life on Linux… we used to dream about this 20yrs ago, and now its here… just wanted to share lol

  3. rameth Says:

    yes i have those too sometimes, nightmares theyre called :)
    I well mights as well fully switch back to windows i guess in with one devil may as well bend over for the other one

  4. Maquis196 Says:

    Well theres always FreeBSD if you get twitchy ;)

  5. dorpsgek Says:


    Hehehehehe funny, native halflife.

  6. Maquis196 Says:

    Lol I’ll take a “Linux” version of half life, regardless of whatever wrappers or converters they use to get it working. As it goes, “native” counterstrike is installing now…

    I’m happy :)

  7. hamish Says:

    20 years? Doom was released 20 years ago.

    Sorry, I am not trying to be a dick, I really am not. :P

  8. Maquis196 Says:

    Damn, I feel old, forgotten when games were released! Either way, you know what I mean, a proper game on my platform of choice.

    I do seem to be one of the few quite excited about Valve releasing stuff on Linux though, not sure why that is :S

  9. King_DuckZ Says:

    Oh well if it goes on like this I’ll be playing games again it seems! :)

    Just I hope they won’t start bringing in all the crap that you get on windows, where if you want to play a game you have to call some activation number or allow the OS to connect to the internet (yeah sure…) even for single player, then you have to register to some website, go to yopmail, kill the popup, get the confirmation email, enter some 20 digit case-sensitive serial number hidden somewhere in the box, go through a painfully slow install with updates, checks, crashes, downloads, reboots and what not, login from within the game… just to realize that if you went hunting for the crack you would have saved a good hour and played straight away.

  10. Maquis196 Says:

    @ King_DuckZ

    So what youre saying is, avoid EA and Ubisoft games? Gotcha ;)

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