Steam or anything like being ported to Linux is actually a good thing and may help Linux move beyond the +/- 1% .
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I actually welcome this just like I would welcome MS-Office or Photoshop being ported and made available on Linux. If you wanna compete then make a better product.
I'm looking forward to Steam, and I'd be completely at peace with MS Office on Linux, but to be honest I wouldn't understand why anyone would pay for it when they already have Open Office or Libre Office.I actually welcome this just like I would welcome MS-Office or Photoshop being ported and made available on Linux. If you wanna compete then make a better product.
But for programs like Steam (and the games it brings) there are no Linux alternatives. Also, Gimp has never been as easy to use as Photoshop, Corel's Paint Shop Photo etc. (though Gimp has some better functions as well).
Overall, I see no problem using a mix of free and proprietary programs, as long as they allow me to do what I want to do.
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