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    Re: Valve Announcement - Steam client coming to Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by DoktorSeven View Post
    Because changing desktops to something else in Ubuntu is just an apt-get, logout, and login away!
    For my gaming rig I probably wont even install a desktop. Just a CLI install and a minimal Xorg booting straight into a custom Steam Big Picture session.

    No point wasting resources if it's only going to be plugged into the TV for gaming.
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    Re: Valve Announcement - Steam client coming to Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by DoktorSeven View Post
    Because changing desktops to something else in Ubuntu is just an apt-get, logout, and login away!
    The new folks aren't gonna know that, though!

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    Re: Valve Announcement - Steam client coming to Ubuntu

    Plus, the Formally known as Metro Interface cannot be separated from the Windows Software, afaik. It's nice, but it's not something I'd use on a Desktop.
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    Re: Valve Announcement - Steam client coming to Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeven View Post
    The new folks aren't gonna know that, though!
    I honestly would love it if there were some sort of option to show people that Unity isn't the only option. I'm not going to hate on unity here, even though I'm not a fan, but if someone else doesn't like it, I wish there was at least some sort of a way to let them know that it isn't the only option before they form a bad opinion of Ubuntu in general because they don't like the default desktop.

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    Re: Valve Announcement - Steam client coming to Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by DoktorSeven View Post
    I honestly would love it if there were some sort of option to show people that Unity isn't the only option. I'm not going to hate on unity here, even though I'm not a fan, but if someone else doesn't like it, I wish there was at least some sort of a way to let them know that it isn't the only option before they form a bad opinion of Ubuntu in general because they don't like the default desktop.
    You mean like trying out the K/L/Xubuntu Live CD's ?
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    Re: Valve Announcement - Steam client coming to Ubuntu

    Has anyone signed up for the Beta Test? I really hope I get picked.
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    Re: Valve Announcement - Steam client coming to Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Omegus View Post
    Has anyone signed up for the Beta Test? I really hope I get picked.
    I signed up the second I found out where. Hoping to get an invite.
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    Re: Valve Announcement - Steam client coming to Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeven View Post
    Isn't Windows 7 to KDE like Windows 8 is to Unity? That is the way it's been explained to me at least. With people hating on Windows 8, why are people thinking that Windows users will switch to Linux when the most popular distribution runs Unity and it is the one Valve is choosing to focus on?
    That's part of the truth, certainly the focus of both Unity and W8 was to move to a more "tablet friendly" interface. However, the critical problem with W8 is this: If you don't develop an Windows 8 app that both conforms to Microsofts guidelines and is only available for install on the Windows App store, then your program will be treated as a second class citizen, and may not even be supported by future versions of the operating system. It seems that Microsoft is trying to turn Windows into something like iOS, where the app store is the default (and possibly only) way of installing programs, leaving Microsof to get a cut of ever every program sold on the windows platform.

    There's an in depth article that covers this in more detail here.

    Needless to say, this approach of Microsoft controlling all sales of programs and games directly conflicts with Valves business of offering a games digital distribution platform. To be clear: Steam will run on W8, but it will run as part of the desktop mode, not as a native Metro app that can integrate with the OS in a lot of additional ways.

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    Re: Valve Announcement - Steam client coming to Ubuntu

    Initial Linux support added for Team Fortress 2 Beta
    http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Te...tch_%28Beta%29


    Valve to speak at Ubuntu Summit next week.
    http://summit.ubuntu.com/uds-r/meeti...w-bliss-valve/

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    Re: Valve Announcement - Steam client coming to Ubuntu

    I don't see the point in signing up for the beta test. Spots are limited and I am admittedly a n00b. Wouldn't want to take a spot that could have been filled by someone more competent than I who could actually contribute to Steam and its games running flawlessly on Ubuntu.

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