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    Default Holiday Surprise: What's On My Linux Gaming Desktop?

    Phoronix: Holiday Surprise: What's On My Linux Gaming Desktop?

    It's now Christmas time at Phoronix with the appearance of some Linux "presents" starting to arrive. The end of 2010 started heating up for Linux gaming, but it looks like 2011 will be a fantastic year in comparison...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODkzMw

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    ...it's much better to enjoy these beverages when hot -- even steaming hot -- in cold weather rather than to put up with the short thermal half-life where it would be left for dead.
    WHAT?!?
    My allusion senses are tingling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snuwoods View Post
    WHAT?!?
    My allusion senses are tingling.
    Yeah that caught my eye aswell.. Here's to hoping that steam will come to linux soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by snuwoods View Post
    WHAT?!?
    My allusion senses are tingling.
    I'd be careful reading more into that than there is...but his choices for words were...intriguing to say the least.

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    As much as all other steam linux "news" hasn't panned out, don't get your hopes up this time either - there was not even any steam news here, just a play on words, it doesn't mean anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirv View Post
    As much as all other steam linux "news" hasn't panned out, don't get your hopes up this time either - there was not even any steam news here, just a play on words, it doesn't mean anything.
    True, still it's interesting to see that there is some changes going on like the linux client actually being uploaded again and the finding of the new headers. Not sure what to think but it looks like michael could be right as it seems wierd for valve to make an update to headers that include new linux related stuff, after they confirmed not making a linux client.

    Then again.. seeing that we're working with valve time and "they're not working on it right now", then it's what.. 2 years into the future?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonkeyDragon View Post
    True, still it's interesting to see that there is some changes going on like the linux client actually being uploaded again and the finding of the new headers. Not sure what to think but it looks like michael could be right as it seems wierd for valve to make an update to headers that include new linux related stuff, after they confirmed not making a linux client.

    Then again.. seeing that we're working with valve time and "they're not working on it right now", then it's what.. 2 years into the future?
    If a linux steam client comes, it'll come. Internally they've probably got stuff up & running on linux, and it gets leaked out sometimes - that's my take on it all.
    The real news here is on something more concrete - a better look and some impressions of oilrush coming soon. Unigine's shaping up to be a big deal for linux, so here's hoping that the first impressions are good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonkeyDragon View Post
    after they confirmed not making a linux client.
    Ahh... People TOOK it as a confirmation that they weren't doing anything at all. Problem is...the answer they gave did nothing of the sort. It was a carefully worded statement I've seen used MANY times in the past when a company was holding their cards close to the vest. If they actually confirmed what the news sites arrived at, it would have been an outright denial. That isn't what they handed everyone.

    I don't hold that Michael's right- but I also don't count myself as one of the detractors here. He's done this before on several occasions and been perfectly right all along in spite of the nay sayers. We're going to just have to sit back and see.


    Then again.. seeing that we're working with valve time and "they're not working on it right now", then it's what.. 2 years into the future?
    Now you're framing it in the right way.

    No telling what they're going to do it when- and everything they announce is in "valve time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svartalf View Post
    I don't hold that Michael's right- but I also don't count myself as one of the detractors here. He's done this before on several occasions and been perfectly right all along in spite of the nay sayers. We're going to just have to sit back and see.
    Well things don't always come about.
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NTk5MQ

    And that WAS from an official spokesperson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanjo View Post
    Well things don't always come about.
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NTk5MQ

    And that WAS from an official spokesperson.
    I'm aware of it. He's just been right often enough to give a smidge of a benefit of doubt his way. I'm sittin' on the fence on this one and seeing what unfolds.

    We'll just have to see what comes in the coming months. I certainly didn't plan on being involved in a publication that's sold over 100k units so far when I took on the games I did over the last year and a half.

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