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I really like Linux. Period. The only thing that's keeping me from throwing Windows out the window (notice the pun?) is gaming. Yes, Linux has great games that support it natively like Unreal Tournament and World of Goo, but compared with the vast number of games available AND compatible for the Microsoft OS, it's hard to leave Windows behind. Well, if Valve continues its path to Linux gaming glory, I might not have to put up with MS for too long! Here's a snippet from Phoronix article:

Valve Corporation has today rolled out their Steam Mac OS X client to the general public and confirmed something we have been reporting for two years: the Steam content delivery platform and Source Engine are coming to Linux. This news is coming days after we discovered proof in Steam's Mac OS X Client of Linux support and subsequently found more Linux references and even the unreleased Steam Linux client. The day has finally come and Linux gamers around the world have a reason to rejoice, as this is the biggest news for the Linux gaming community that sees very few tier-one titles.
Found already within the Steam store are Linux-native games like Unreal Tournament 2004, World of Goo, and titles from id Software such as Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Doom 3. Now that the Source Engine is officially supported on Linux, some Source-based games will be coming over too.

It's really an exciting time to be alive! I can't wait for this to roll out and I can finally ditch the expensive and system-spec hungry OS! Hurray for Linux! :)

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2 Response for the "Steam for Linux Officially Coming!"

  1. Silver says:

    not obvious that you're really a linux fan!

  2. Jonas J. says:

    open source FTW!