Quick Note: Valve Opens Registry for Steam for Linux Beta
October 29, 2012 2:00 PM
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There are only 1,000 spots available in the current registry
has announced that it is allowing users to apply for the Steam for Linux beta.
Valve is specifically looking for experienced users that are familiar with Linux and are running Ubuntu 12.04 or above. This is likely because it's in the way early stages and needs a good debugging. Users that are newer to Linux are being asked to wait until the next beta release to apply.
There are only 1,000 spots available in the current registry, so those who fit the bill can sign up through their Steam accounts. Valve will follow up with users afterward.
Steam is a digital distribution, multiplayer and communications platform that
distributes video games online
from small developers to larger software companies.
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is this the year for Linux??
10/30/2012 2:59:27 AM
Windows 8 probably has more marketshare than Ubuntu and other distros combined. I believe that is the problem with Linux as a whole. Too many freaking distros to choose from. If the open source community really wants to get serious. They need to standardized a little bit because as of now. This is just crazy. The least i want to see is a android variant on a desktop lmao.
I don't think steam alone is going to help. Look how that is going for them on the mac as it stands now. Steam is just a client. Its the games that matters. And not talking about games that are only DX9. have you seen the latest modern games taking advantage of 11 and 12 lately?? These games are jaw dropping impressive.
RE: is this the year for Linux??
10/30/2012 3:54:33 AM
There's no reason a big company can't grab hold of Linux and run with it. Case in point - Android - a Linux OS.
The biggest problem with Linux is support from various other industries to make it viable. One of the big ones that's been missing for years is the gaming industry and lack of support behind OpenGL.
Linux is already hugely successful in various segments. It predominates the web, small devices and large scale operations. Majority of web servers are Linux, majority of super computers are Linux. Most phones are Linux or Unix-based.
There's plenty of standardization in Linux. There's just not enough support from various companies/industries to port their software applications to it to allow people to make the switch. Companies don't bother porting, because companies need to make money. The risk/reward just hasn't been there. But this is another small milestone that slightly changes that ratio and might invite other businesses to join the party.
RE: is this the year for Linux??
10/30/2012 3:55:25 AM
What is this mythical DirectX 12 you keep harping on about? Do you mean 11.1?
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