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dandelioneater July 17, 2012 10:05 PM

Valve Linux bringing Steam and Left 4 Dead 2 to Ubuntu
 
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enaberif July 17, 2012 10:20 PM

Issue is that the games need to support OpenGL as implementing D3D libraries into Linux just is not going to happen especially Dx10 and Dx11.

If the game can be written or ported to support OpenGL this is a open and shut case.

YoungMan July 18, 2012 12:23 AM

In the distant future we'll be talking about the time when we had to install this "Windows" operating system just to play games.

Chasingu July 18, 2012 07:50 AM

I tell you, in 5 to 10 years, Linux is going to be the next BIG thing...

botat29 July 18, 2012 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Chasingu (Post 642910)
I tell you, in 5 to 10 years, Linux is going to be the next BIG thing...

With the direction MS are taking with Windows8 it can happen way before.

Perineum July 18, 2012 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chasingu (Post 642910)
I tell you, in 5 to 10 years, Linux is going to be the next BIG thing...

I've heard that for decades.

DkRk July 18, 2012 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by YoungMan (Post 642881)
In the distant future we'll be talking about the time when we had to install this "Windows" operating system just to play games.

We'll have sent the personal computer to the dustbin of history before that ever happens.

b1lk1 July 18, 2012 02:18 PM

I could be made to forget all about WinBLOWS in a heartbeat if they can get this working 100%.

dandelioneater July 18, 2012 02:53 PM

Portal 2 is available on Mac IIRC, so it shouldn't be rocket science to offer some of their other titles on ubuntu (HL2, CS, etc). I'm not sure about games from other developers though.

belgolas July 18, 2012 07:50 PM

lol Linux is awesome but will take decades to even dent Windows. Not enough people know about it and Linux is barely supported for most hardware let alone games.


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