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Valve's Steam License Causes Linux Packaging Concerns

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phoronix.com: An Arch Linux developer is concerned about the re-packaged Steam Linux binary being there without the explicit consent of Valve.

Steam First Hands On

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  • Steam First Hands On | LAS | s24e05
  • Valve Is Working On A New Game Engine
  • More Steam Linux Games to Pick Up

Lots Of Linux Users Perma-Banned In Diablo 3...Again

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cinemablend.com: Starting to see a pattern here, folks? Additional bans have gone out and this time a Linux web portal is getting involved since none of the Linux users are getting help from Blizzard.

Absolutely Amazing Ubuntu Alternatives

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  • Absolutely Amazing Ubuntu Alternatives
  • Linux Foundation Sponsors Now Includes Microsoft?
  • Made in Hong Kong: Linux rising in China?
  • Big-time gaming coming to Linux
  • Steam Closed Beta Finally Launches On Linux
  • Mozilla Foundation to Pay $1.5 Million to Settle Up with the IRS
  • HP ponies up bigger bucks for Linux Foundation
  • OLinuXino A13: A tiny open source computer for under $60
  • KDE 'annoys the hell out of' Linus Torvalds
  • Fighting with Spam in Linux
  • The time is right for an open source Ubuntu tablet OS
  • NVIDIA gets a little help from Valve with Drivers
  • Valve Engineer Drew Bliss Explains Why They Favor Linux Over Windows
  • Open Source Ubuntu OS Makes Strides in Emerging Markets

Is Valve Planning A Linux-based gaming console?

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davestechsupport.com: Recently, Valve made an announcement that it will be porting Steam to Linux (with official support for Ubuntu Linux in particular) and is entering the Beta Testing phase as I write this. I believe Valve’s long term goal is to use Ubuntu as the basis for a new console system, similar to the Xbox.

Force: Leashed - GPL First-Person Gravity

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  • Force: Leashed - GPL First-Person Gravity Not-Like-Portal
  • Steam’s Linux beta will include Portal, Team Fortress 2, and Serious Sam 3
  • Half Life 3 Will Have Linux Support When They Actually Make It
  • Blizzard Caught In A Lie: Support Says They Didn't Test Diablo 3 For Linux Exploits
  • Valve Talks Linux Gaming At The Ubuntu Summit

Apply To Be Part Of The Valve Linux Beta

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phoronix.com: The Valve Linux survey is now live if you wish to partake in Valve's external beta testing process for their forthcoming Steam Linux client.

Blizzard Still Auto-Banning Linux Users In Diablo 3

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cinemablend.com: Feels like topic-necromancy right here, eh? Well, Blizzard isn't completely off hook when it comes to Diablo III. We've received reports of Linux-Wine users getting hit hard with the banhammer from Blizzard.

An Interview With Curtis Olson of Flightgear

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unixmen.com: FlightGear is one of the most amazing and most important open source projects in existence. With a huge community around it, and a group of talented aviation lovers to develop it, FlightGear is the greatest and most open way to travel our world.

5 Best Free Games For Ubuntu

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pcsplace.com: We have been sharing some pretty good Ubuntu apps and tutorials with you lately. And in this post, we would sharing some cool open source Ubuntu games with you.

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