Quick Note: Steam for Linux Beta Open to Public
December 20, 2012 7:51 PM
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For those who want to participate in the Steam for Linux beta program, download the most recent Steam Linux client or upgrade
Valve Corporation has announced that the
Steam for Linux beta program
is now open to the public.
Up until this point, the Steam for Linux beta program was closed to the public, but making it available itsn't the only Steam-related news. Steam for Linux beta client bugs will be tracked through GitHub, which is a change from the use of forums in the closed version. Anyone can access the Steam for Linux repository with a free GitHub account in order to create, edit and track new issues as well as search others in the database.
There are a few other changes as well, such as the Steam installer package repository, and fixes to excessive CPU usage by the Steam client during Team Fortress 2 as well as overlay crash in Cubemen and better back navigation behavior/added discount behaviors in Big Picture.
For those who want to participate in the Steam for Linux beta program, download the most recent Steam Linux client or upgrade your current client to the latest version.
Back in October, Valve announced that it was allowing users to apply for the Steam for Linux beta. Valve said it was specifically looking for experienced users familiar with Linux and are running Ubuntu 12.04 or above. There were only 1,000 spots available in the registry.
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RE: Whos still using Linux?
12/21/2012 12:56:29 AM
I use Mint for my personal needs and Windows at work (I have no choice). Linux offers me everything I need: tons of languages/compilers and frameworks, mySQL/Postgres, Apache, Eclipse, Firefox(with firebug)/Chrome, VirtualBox, the Gimp, etc. for work and Skype, VLC for other stuff. I hate Unity in Ubuntu and even more Gnome 3. They seem to want to do what Microsoft is doing with Windows 8. The only thing that Linux does not offer is gaming, but since I am not a gamer, it is not a deal breaker. I am kind of sad of the lack of adoption of Linux by the public, but I know it is not harder to use nowadays than any other OS: I gave a laptop with Ubuntu (10.04) to my mother who is 71 years old. That was the first she used a computer, but with my help (I remotely controlled her system) she grasped it very fast and now enjoys browsing on line. If she can do it with a supposedly "geeky" system, anybody can do it.
"It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay with that." -- Microsoft COO Kevin Turner
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