And Ubuntu center is even more novice friendly.Honestly, I view MacOS this way: It's a stable *NIX system with a nice GUI that also gives me access to a terminal and everything else that I usually need in Linux. It's easy to support other people (relatives) who use it, and it's a lot more novice friendly than apt-get.
May I just remind people of two very key articles
This was proceeded by article after article of "its coming, its coming" until finally this was posted, NO independent citation from Valve YET peddled as fact.It's Official: Valve Releasing Steam, Source Engine For Linux!
Published on May 12, 2010
This was then followed by article after article "it is coming, trust me, just watch, I have been told."
Valve denies having a Linux version of Steam in the works
By Paul Miller posted Aug 23rd 2010 3:09PM
This is the same tune that Phoronix plays. This is like a dream for Linux users and likewise reporting on it will drive hits to this site and links (already this "news" article has been links on other sites re-starting the "factual" it is coming game...)
Thing is I believe Michael really does believe in what he has come across, problem is he has not learnt from last time, a small glimmer of hope in what is the perverbial holy grail for linux gaming. Rather than actually getting some firm commitment/citation again jumping the gun.
Jokes aside, there's no reason not to believe it when there's hard and fast evidence. You know, not screenshots of mails (on evil oses!!), nor quotations, nor looking for traces of linux code in executables. Just make a video of the game running under linux and everyone will believe you. I'm sure your ever exclusive direct access to sources will allow you to do that, wouldn't it?
Another annoying thing about this story is that it's been thrashed to death by phoronix too much now that if it ever does become true, we'll have a huge overproportioned 'wow' effect and phoronix riding on it for the rest of entire lives saying 'I told you' in _every_ article which would have any remote connection to valve (or perhaps gaming in general?). So basically, if you look at it from this point of view, it's a good investment (in future page views, clicks, etc., in other words money) -- if it turns out to be nothing, not much happened besides speculation. If it turns out true, jackpot!
Future quote: "Our 66th benchmark of portal 2 on Ubuntu 18.10 shows significant performance improvements (everyone upgrade your vm ubuntu installation!!!). As you remember, I was the first one to report the source engine coming to Linux. Even against all hopes, and with overflowing waves of skepticism from the community, I stood by my word and turned out victorious!"
My conclusion -- if source ever does reach linux, this site won't be bearable at all any more.
Last edited by susikala; 03-31-2012 at 06:25 PM.
Even (and hopefully) if this turns out to happen eventually, credibility seems lost somehow.
Didn't came across a single news page jumping on that train (again).
I can see it now and I even commented on it that when Valve release STEAM/SOURCE for linux (as I do believe some day in the future it will happen), Phoronix/Michael will be all over it "see see I told you that it was coming!!!"
The issue I have with the sensationalistic rumour driven journalism that is employed by Michael is that it gets peddled as fact far to often.
I have no problem with a rumour/hint of something being reported... but to stubbornly stick to a jackanory tale in face of other mounting evidence - I mean go back and read some of the other articles where he holds onto the "it will be released this summer" and upto when valve publically announce "no client due" - He basically belittled those who didn't believe him.
Fact is we didn't believe because no citable proof was provided WHILE there was signs it was not happening (posta3 being pulled for linux...)
Its happening again, no real proof... a screenshot of some email doesn't count - like I said some link from a valve controlled domain.
Let it be recorded now: Microsoft will release office for linux.
You heard it here 1st and I believe that some day it will occur, doesn't matter if it is 2years after the fact or 10years! I said it would happen
I want to believe, but the "independent proof" not being independent at all makes this hard for me.
It'd be pretty darn cool if this Valve + Linux effort lead to something like a "SteamBox" running Linux.
I'd just like to add how easy it is to doctor something, with a little something I whipped up in ~15 minutes:
It strikes me as odd that Michael took a photo of his screen instead of just taking a screenshot.