And here it is! http://www.valvesoftware.com/linuxsurvey.php
Originally Posted by Valve
Just some more Linux news from Valve at the Ubuntu Developer Summit!
Valve: Linux More Viable Than Windows 8 for Gaming
Half Life 3 Will Have Linux Support When They Actually Make It
I have moved this here for the wider gaming community on HEXUS.
There is another thread in the Linux section here
Never used Linux but must admit, I hate the idea of this new Windows 8 desktop with the icons etc, I want to be able to use it like Windows 7 so won't be moving to 8 unless they bring full start bar functionality.
So if Microsoft are heading in that direction on future Operating Systems then I will be looking into alternatives and considering what Valve are doing with Linux then that is probably going to be the direction I will be heading in. I just hope that gaming on Linux improves and that I will be able to run my entire Steam catalogue as well as games from everywhere else like Gamersgate, GOG and EA Origin
A lot of the 'fear' of Linux is in program/application installation, but if steam can sort that out, so playing a game is simply a matter of clicking on an icon, or selecting from a menu - is that really a problem?
Go for it.
On the plus side, with a heavyweight like Valve putting real resources into a native Steam client and Source engine port for Linux, other developers will paying keen attention to see how it goes.
I'm trying Ubuntu on an old laptop that had Vista BSOD on it. Ubuntu works quite nice, super fast. Only used it a little bit at the mo, but i am quite pleased with how easy and quick the install process was. Plus it recognised all the built-in devices easily, like Wireless and Webcam.
Steam for Linux Beta Now Available - Limited to 1 000 beta testers, over 60 000 people signed up...
NVIDIA Delivers Massive Performance Boost to Linux Gaming - 304.51 driver performance of 142.7 fps versus 310.14 driver performance of 301.4 fps in beta build of Left for Dead 2...
If anyone here actually tries out this Beta on Linux then I'd be very interested to hear how you got on and what games you played
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