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    Default Valve's Gabe Says "Yes" To Steam Linux This Year

    Phoronix: Valve's Gabe Says "Yes" To Steam Linux This Year

    Here's the latest in the steaming excitement concerning Valve's Source Engine and Steam client coming to Linux...

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

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    I hope people won't start bugging him with various Valve (and non-Valve) related questions.

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    So end of this year in Valve time means 2014 in real time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChemicalBrother View Post
    So end of this year in Valve time means 2014 in real time.
    ++ This. Seriously. As much as I do believe in Steam on Linux, no one should be counting on any release schedule from Valve for this.

    If anyone has read over the Mike Abrash blog then you'll know there's no such thing as a release schedule or even an actual deadline at Valve!

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    I hope to see some pre-releases.

    Alphas, betas, release candidates, etc.

    The Linux gaming community is willing to beta test, report bugs, debug, and help out.

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    ...and a company that hasn't released any official information at all (or unofficial for that matter) about any linux work, is going to confirm everything to a random internet stranger. I'll be taking that news with the Port Hedland salt works.

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    I hope this is a bad joke. Commercialization and embracing of Linux by corporations threatens to turn it into yet another flavor of Android. Linux must stay a system built for its users, not for all kinds of "investors" seeking to use it as a free distribution outlet for selling their snake oil (e.g. DRM'd programs such as Steam). I want Linux to be a safe harbor presenting an alternative to the greedy and insolent practices from the likes of Microsoft, Apple, EA and Blizzard (just to name a few) and so on. Admittedly, Valve's reputation is one of best in that bunch, but let's look at the facts: Steam is DRM, and every DRM goes against the spirit of collaboration, sharing and free software.

    I, for one, call for boycott of every DRM on Linux, first and foremost - Steam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChemicalBrother View Post
    So end of this year in Valve time means 2014 in real time.
    Haha, reminded me about this one:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valve_Time#Valve_Time

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    Valve's employee handbook is amazing.

    It helps you to understand how there still isn't a Half Life 3 yet, and why Valve Time exists.

    http://media1.gameinformer.com/image...ook_lowres.pdf

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    Still waiting for a video of Gaben actually saying it.
    If he doesn't talk about it at the E3 (tomorrow!), then I'll stick to my words & say :
    NOT BEFORE YEARS§

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