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Steam on Ubuntu could hurt gaming on Linux

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networkworld.com: So seeing a big company like Valve throw resources into the Linux software world is a big win for all of us. Here’s the problem: The Steam store is not coming to Linux in general.

Linux Just Not Ready For Gaming

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  • Linux Just Not Ready For Gaming
  • Bored? Try Picsaw – a ‘Jigsaw’ Game for Ubuntu
  • Retrobooster, New Indie Shooter Coming to Linux

Carmack: Valve Support Is Great, But Linux Still Not A Viable Gaming Platform

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hothardware.com: If you've got 3.5 hours to kill, John Carmack's Quakecon keynotes are always fascinating. id games may not be the greatest titles around, but Carmack's knowledge and skills continue to shape the future of gaming across multiple platforms.

Don’t count your penguins before they’ve hatched

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extremetech.com: Leave it to Richard Stallman to pour cold water on a hot idea. The noted free software activist has come out against Steam for Linux, writing that “Nonfree game programs (like other nonfree programs) are unethical because they deny freedom to their users.

Could this be the year of the Linux desktop?

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extremetech.com: In the 21 years or so since its inception, Linux has gained some amazing enthusiast street cred, but failed time and again to enter the mainstream. This year, however, may afford it an opportunity it’s never had before: to gain the momentum necessary to join the big boys in the operating system world.

GNU founder Stallman calls DRM’d Steam for Linux games "unethical"

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arstechnica.com: The prospect of the open source operating system attracting a rich ecosystem of proprietary DRM-encumbered computer games raises questions for Richard Stallman, who issued a statement outlining what he views as the positive and negative consequences of this development.

Valve, Linux and the Windows 8 'Catastrophe'

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  • Valve, Linux and the Windows 8 'Catastrophe'
  • Fresh eyes on Linux

Valve On Linux In Two Weeks

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  • Valve On Linux To Be Presented In Two Weeks
  • Valve's L4D2 "Zombie Penguins" Coming This Year
  • Detective Grimoire: Adventure Game

Windows 8 "catastrophe" driving Valve to embrace Linux

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Microsoft
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arstechnica.com: Valve head—and one-time Microsoft employee—Gabe Newell has branded Windows 8 "a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space" at videogame conference Casual Connect in Seattle.

With Valve On Linux, Has LGP Lost All Relevance?

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phoronix.com: Aside from how Valve can better embrace Linux and open-source, another thing to ponder with Valve officially writing about Steam/Source on Linux, is the future of Linux Game Publishing.

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