That must be why Steam, which has been developed for Ubuntu, runs on (almost?) all distributions out there. And no, it's not the Steam runtime: I run it without that perfectly fine.Hence why I argue the fact that software is targeting Ubuntu means that Ubuntu effectively takes control of Linux.
From my own experience I can say that in openSUSE you just have to add the Games-Repository ( http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/ ), run 'zypper in steam' and start it.
I'm pretty sure it's also easily doable in Arch and Fedora.
Have a look at this:
Last edited by droste; 05-07-2013 at 12:37 PM.
I do not agree only Ubuntu is supported.
I have posted on the github, and do get help, and they do fix things not ubuntu related.
OpenSUSE and Arch had a problem with the sound.
You needed to start steam with a command to have sound in some games.
Valve has changed something, and as far as I know, the sound issue on openSUSE and Arch are gone.
If one of my openSUSE friends is right, it was about ubuntu calling it pulse, were openSUSE and Arch call it pulseaudio.
Next, links to download steam for a few distro's
Native Steam on Linux
1.2 Arch Linux
1.5 openSUSE / SUSE
I have yet to see the first issue reported on the github, were Valve said, too bad its not working, use Ubuntu to solve it.
I have on openSUSE running and working Serious Sam 3 ( not from Valve ) Half life, half life blue shift, half life opposing force. Teamfortress classic, Teamfortress 2, Portal, Left for Dead 2, richocet, day of defeat, dead match classic, counterstrike.
The only real issues I have, are related to the amd drivers.
According to Valve it took them so long to release Left For Dead 2 because the drivers from nvidia and amd were not yet good enough.
I doubt this comes as a surprise to most Linux users.
But that is probably the main reason why I am so happy that steam came to Linux.
Before steam for Linux, amd and nvidia did not really care about their Linux drivers.
Last edited by Gps4l; 05-07-2013 at 12:50 PM.
Just look, linux is even developed by trolls Of course, if you remember that news, that was posted on phoronix long time ago.
Last edited by startzz; 05-07-2013 at 01:59 PM.
I want you to remember that I am not dissing Windows for grins and giggles, I have developed on it for years. Poorly wrote software is platform agnostic and trust me, there are many examples on Windows as well.
Linux is popular. Just not the most popular desktop OS. 20+Million users on the desktop still isn't anything to sneeze at. Not to mention servers,supers and phones.
Uhh... CS:S and L4D2 play pretty well here, I think it is "good" at games. However you're probably referencing the lack of native games which is a bit disappointing but is looking better everyday.
I outgrew windows, it's a wading pool.