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[News] Important New Milestones for GNU/Linux Gaming With New Releases and Revelations

  • Subject: [News] Important New Milestones for GNU/Linux Gaming With New Releases and Revelations
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 03 May 2010 12:30:33 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Here's The First Screenshot Of The Linux Steam Client

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| Less than two weeks ago we reported on the 
| Mac OS X Steam client confirming the 
| existence of a Linux client and then found 
| more Linux references too. We then found the 
| unreleased Steam Linux binaries that were 
| under active development. Some still didn't 
| believe the existence of a Steam client for 
| Linux with Source Engine support, but it's 
| something we have said for nearly two years 
| based upon our sources and then the 
| emergence of these binaries. 
| These Linux binaries didn't successfully 
| run, but now some independent users managed 
| to get the first Steam client window to 
| appear. Below is the first screenshot of the 
| Steam Linux client provided to us by a 
| Phoronix reader known as Kame. 



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| Perhaps we will have to keep building 
| systems from parts and just avoid the huge 
| cards. Folks laugh when I tell them I set up 
| GNU/Linux terminal servers with on-board 
| video or a $40 video card but thatâs all 
| most of us need and the thin clients have 
| their own cheap, built-in cards and do not 
| use the video card on the server at all.
| It seems to me the gaming market is over-
| sold. Only about 10% of PCs are used 
| steadily for gaming and by a narrow group of 
| users. Most of the world uses PCs for text, 
| images, video, audio and not gaming, so why 
| spend $billions producing chips that are not 
| needed? What is needed are such chips on 
| servers and billions of single or dual-core 
| chips for PCs, thin clients, netbooks, 
| smartbooks and smartphones, few of which 
| have any need for six cores.


Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.6.0

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| Whatâs probably my favorite Linux game from 
| the past year, Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, is 
| now at version 0.6.0! Itâs a roguelike game 
| that comes in graphical and console flavors 
| (donât eat it), and is fairly easy to get 
| the hang of. Donât get me wrong, itâs still 
| a roguelike and youâll probably die a 
| thousand painful deaths (I was killed by bee 
| stings once), but thereâs a tutorial and 
| many, many character combinations to suit 
| different play styles.


24 Extra Hot Free Linux Games (Part 1 of 3)

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| If Linux is going to make significant 
| strides in increasing market desktop share, 
| it needs to be able to compete with Windows 
| in all areas. The average computer user 
| typically just wants a single operating 
| system to use for their work, to surf the 
| net, to keep in contact with family and 
| friends, and to have some fun. Having to 
| reboot between operating systems is frankly 
| too inconvenient for many users, as well as 
| being perceived as too difficult. Whilst you 
| can run many Windows software from Linux 
| (e.g. by using virtualisation software, or 
| Wine), again this simply appears to add to 
| the complexity of using the PC. Furthermore, 
| whilst Wine does allow some of the hottest 
| Windows games to run under Linux, it is 
| inevitable there will always be some 
| incompatibility issues. 

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