Valve: Linux More Viable Than Windows 8 for Gaming

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Valve apparently did not like too Windows 8, in particular ‘app store’. Given the growing and effective hardware support in linux, are considering whether Ubuntu is better than Windows 8 platform Steam .


In a presentation at Ubuntu Developer Summit currently going on in Denmark,  Valve said that Linux is more viable than Windows 8 for gaming. Windows 8 ships with its own app store and it is moving away from an open platform model.
Some other points from the talk:
  • Steam client is running nicely on Ubuntu and many developers have approached them with good game products.
  • Cooperation with Canonical has been good.
  • Ubuntu is preferred platform as it has a large user base and good community support with a strong company like Canonical behind it.
  • Linux has everything they need: good OpenGL, pulseaudio, OpenAL and input support.
  • New Source engine games will be available for Linux.
  • No firm time frame for Steam Linux release, but soon.
  • Copy protection is up to the game publishers.
Valve announced that anyone with a Launchpad account attending UDS will be given Steam access through a beta key.

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