it's also funny how you claim everyone is "Valve loyalists" simply for not agreeing with your points of view ~ while you haven't even considered an "alternative" here ~ maybe they aren't loyalists, but instead maybe your reasoning (or lack thereof) just isn't as convincing as you think.
Where are these notable alternatives? Suggest them!Quote:
Well, I'm suggesting that alternatives to Steam need more advocacy and publicity. Quietly not using Steam myself doesn't really achieve that goal.
Buy Roccat instead. All their drivers are open source.
For me the Valve effort to bring steam to Linux is a good decision.
Even for people who do not use steam at all!
because they profit from;
(1.) more hardware to buy to run openosurce: steam-controller, steam box and so one.
(2.) more developers for opensource drivers and opensource system tools and other software they use from debian.
(3.) bigger market share for FOSS OS linux means more support from other companies.
and for people wo do use steam on linux:
more games on Linux plus they even save the Microsoft tax !
Valve using Linux is the best thing that could have happened to Linux. The only damage is if Valve pulls the plug. If that happens then I think Linux's reputation would take a pretty bad hit. I honestly think it was a good decision. Microsoft has been trying to get gamers off Windows and onto there Xbox platforms and also have been planning on having there own software store in the future. Mac is not to much different. Linux lets Valve worry about the games ( mostly ) and not which direction the OS is going.