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  (Source: engadget.com)
There are only 1,000 spots available in the current registry

Valve 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. 

Source: Joystiq



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RE: I am in favor of this...
By anactoraaron on 10/30/2012 4:46:44 PM , Rating: 2
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Inserting lots of extra crap in the middle makes no sense. Doesn't matter how superior you may or may not think everything else is...or how little inconvenience it seems like to you. The point is that it makes not the slightest amount of sense for anyone else. Why would they go thorugh all that BS instead of just like they're used to?


Off topic but this is my EXACT gripe about Windows 8/the start screen. "I have to now click on desktop first...?" "OH I have to scroll over to the corner first then click settings then click power then click shut down...? WTF?"


RE: I am in favor of this...
By inighthawki on 10/30/2012 8:24:41 PM , Rating: 2
I think your problem with Windows 8 is on a whole different magnitude of the scale than getting Wine setup and running correctly for everything...

And seriously, you're complaining over a single extra click on startup and an extra click plus move of the mouse on shutdown? How terrible your life must be now...


RE: I am in favor of this...
By anactoraaron on 10/31/2012 12:27:29 AM , Rating: 2
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And seriously, you're complaining over a single extra click on startup and an extra click plus move of the mouse on shutdown?

Uh no. Not quite. To shutdown windows 7 you simply click the start button and then click 'shut down'. That's 2 moves. To shut down windows 8 you-

first: click the bottom left corner to bring the start screen back up (if on the desktop)
second: drag the mouse to the upper left corner. wait for the side bar gui to come up.
third: click on settings.
fourth: click on power.
fifth: click 'shut down'.

That's five moves. I don't care that once the command is given it shuts down faster since once you look at the process of shutting down all that extra jumping through 3 additional unnecessary moves in the UI negates any gains made there- particularly for the average consumer. It's the unnecessary jumping through hoops like this is why there's no wide spread adoption for linux in general and it's why I think windows 8 will likely not be as widely adopted as windows 7 will be.

Sure there's quite a bit more in getting wine setup in linux but the premise remains the same. Why the heck did they redesign the UI in windows to add steps to do common things??


RE: I am in favor of this...
By Motoman on 10/31/2012 12:48:37 PM , Rating: 2
This is why Win8 will be the biggest flop in MS history.


RE: I am in favor of this...
By inighthawki on 10/31/2012 3:05:55 PM , Rating: 2
I'm not sure what you're talking about.

You just have to move your mouse to the bottom right of the screen then click settings>power>shutdown. That's 1 click and arguably one mouse move more than the start menu. It works while you're on the desktop, you don't need to be at the start screen or within metro...


RE: I am in favor of this...
By BrotherPointy on 10/31/2012 4:27:21 PM , Rating: 2
People whines left and right when something in Linux is "1 click and arguably one mouse move" different from how it is in Windows.

Now we'll see who is for real (the ones who also whine about Windows 8) and who's a fanboy (the ones who do about Linux but don't about Windows 8).


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