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Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by prowler, May 13, 2010.
Great. Just when I'm downloading Portal for the Windows Steam, this comes in. Oh well, joy, now I have to use Windows even less!
If you have the game in your library you can re-download it free of charge, and this isn't official yet, so a rumor take may be advised.
I know I can download it again, but it's just that it takes such a long time for the download to finish
This is awesome The Linux gaming market will greatly increase because of this!
Pretty much every game I play on PC is also available for Linux (my personal taste seems to be pretty similar to the selection of games available on Linux), so I can't wait to use Steam on my Linux desktop. Downloading Valve titles is also a huge plus!
Old news bro, they announced it in 2008 IIRC.
Also, will running on Linux offer any advantages over running on XP?
Most likely not, but it's just cool that Linux users won't have to use Windows for playing games on Steam anymore.
That depends. In most cases, Linux will just be a nice alternative. But in some cases, Linux versions run slightly better than Windows versions. Nothing mayor, but games like Quake 3 loaded just a little faster or had just a little more frames per second on Linux.
Oh. This is awesome news. Not that I'm interested in downloading it, since my Linux machine isn't nearly powerful enough to run Portal - but it's great news nonetheless. Valve is definitely moving in the right direction, and it's damn time more gaming companies decided to start developing/porting games for Linux!
i.e. only for thosw with low-end PC's will benefit the most.
Don't forget the people who just don't run Windows at all.
Another example of how Windows continues to loose market share. Makes me smile.
As far as the Source Engine is considered it performs the best when used with Windows currently. Apparently there's not that much of a difference though so it doesn't really matter if you just want to play the Source games. And there's nothing saying that performance won't be improved through updates either so it could become better at a later stage.