The fact is, the Steam client is a prerequisite for the games to come out. So if their 'experiment' works (and so far it works, considering they've been hiring left and right and doing demos) there will also be Steam.
I know it's a prerequisite for the games come out. But the claim is that Steam for Linux is under development, or at least that's what I'm arguing against.
Steam is already available for OSX, and so the biggest hurdle for them is most likely whenever they should roll with GTK+ (GTK2?), QT4, something else OR roll their own library for the GUI.
I know that Left 4 Dead 2 requires Steam, but speculation isn't evidence that they have Steam on Linux. Not at this point anyway.
If there was no steam included, their sales would go down the shitter because Steam has done wonders to lower piracy.
Steam is (also) Valve's DRM solution, so that further cements the fact that if Valve ever releases L4D2 for Linux, then Steam is with no doubt coming too.
And Linux does ship with some PCs and laptops from the big manufacturers. I know Dell was offering it on some of their new machines awhile back, and I remember reading some other manufacturers doing the same.
Steam's headed in a pretty neat direction. Unfortunately Jeskola Buzz, the Adobe Suite, and a lot more aren't.
And if there's suddenly lots of games available, then ordinary programs might soon follow.
Though it'll still take some time, but still.
So you're saying Valve has started work on a Steam Linux port, and there's evidence of it? Obviously they're going to at some point if they're going to do a release, but now, before they can even get L4D2 to run at a decent framerate?
Dude, all I'm saying is that nothing's been confirmed, so the statement 'Steam is coming for Linux' is just speculation. Valve may just drop the whole idea.
And you've said that a million times. I wouldn't be surprised if you were a troll. In case you aren't you should know when to stop and when people just don't care about your input. Why are you so set on changing people's opinions in the first place?
Can we fucking stop replying to jookia
this gem appeared last time we had this discussion
Yeah, Adobe could get their head out of their ass and make the Creative Suite on Linux, but it could still be closed-source, to protect their intellectual properties from being re-hashed and ported to everything.
being a tremendous git would attribute to it somewhat you'd think
Holy crap yes. With this I'll finally have a reason to install a linux distro on my desktop instead of just my laptop and server.
It would be the icing on the cake if Gaben was wearing a penguin suit prior to release.
Probably will come with a Penguin hat for linux users in TF2.
Just like the earbuds, just instead of Mac, you have to use linux.
I wonder when Valve will launch a Beta testing program for Steam and any source games they have ported so far.