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Steam Now Has A Featured Linux Games Section
Posted , 7 February 2013 at 6:55 pm UTC / 3752 views
Looks like they are rolling out all area's for Linux on Steam now!


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Seems like the official release isn't far away at all.

It has been said this month will mark the official release, I am inclined to believe it considering the sudden surge of Valve titles and more front page coverage with the Featured Linux Games section.

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Hamish commented on 7 February 2013 at 7:38 pm UTC
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Still says "FEATURED PC GAMES" for the Windows listings though... *sigh*.

Still says "FEATURED PC GAMES" for the Windows listings though... *sigh*.

eldersnake commented on 7 February 2013 at 9:41 pm UTC
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I agree with Hamish, why can't they just put "Featured Win Games" there. -_- A Linux PC is still a PC

I agree with Hamish, why can't they just put "Featured Win Games" there. -_- A Linux PC is still a PC

Punisher commented on 7 February 2013 at 9:47 pm UTC

I agree too with Hamish but...
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I agree too with Hamish but... [img]http://www.overloadit.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/its-something.jpg[/img]

Cheeseness commented on 8 February 2013 at 12:26 am UTC

This is good to see on the front page. It's not as exciting as all of the promoted games (big scrolling banner across the top) being available for Linux, Mac OS and Windows. Equal footing ftw

This is good to see on the front page. It's not as exciting as all of the promoted games (big scrolling banner across the top) being available for Linux, Mac OS and Windows. Equal footing ftw :D

Joe commented on 8 February 2013 at 1:29 am UTC

This "PC" labeling of Windows was a genius marketing move by Apple with their "PC vs. Mac" campaign. It basically preemptively kept Linux from the radar of common folk by re-labeling Windows to "PC". Now the Linux community needs to re-train people to understand that a PC doesn't equal Windows. So what we're seeing here on Steam just follows the trail that Apple set.

This "PC" labeling of Windows was a genius marketing move by Apple with their "PC vs. Mac" campaign. It basically preemptively kept Linux from the radar of common folk by re-labeling Windows to "PC". Now the Linux community needs to re-train people to understand that a PC doesn't equal Windows. So what we're seeing here on Steam just follows the trail that Apple set.

Cheeseness commented on 8 February 2013 at 2:25 am UTC

JoeThis "PC" labeling of Windows was a genius marketing move by Apple with their "PC vs. Mac" campaign. It basically preemptively kept Linux from the radar of common folk by re-labeling Windows to "PC". Now the Linux community needs to re-train people to understand that a PC doesn't equal Windows. So what we're seeing here on Steam just follows the trail that Apple set.

Actually, it was in place long before that ad campaign (and though Apple definitely embraced the notion of distinction between their platform and other personal computers, I don't believe it originated with them either).

[quote=Joe]This "PC" labeling of Windows was a genius marketing move by Apple with their "PC vs. Mac" campaign. It basically preemptively kept Linux from the radar of common folk by re-labeling Windows to "PC". Now the Linux community needs to re-train people to understand that a PC doesn't equal Windows. So what we're seeing here on Steam just follows the trail that Apple set.[/quote] Actually, it was in place long before that ad campaign (and though Apple definitely embraced the notion of distinction between their platform and other personal computers, I don't believe it originated with them either).

Yulike commented on 8 February 2013 at 11:33 am UTC

We should count ourselves lucky, while I agree that PC does not mean Windows, PC is associated with Windows. Therefore PC is associated with slow boot times, viruses, blue screen of death etc. Which, as we know, does not occur on Linux. So we should look of the bright side of this situation.

We should count ourselves lucky, while I agree that PC does not mean Windows, PC is associated with Windows. Therefore PC is associated with slow boot times, viruses, blue screen of death etc. Which, as we know, does not occur on Linux. So we should look of the bright side of this situation.

edgley commented on 8 February 2013 at 12:14 pm UTC

JoeThis "PC" labeling of Windows was a genius marketing move by Apple with their "PC vs. Mac" campaign. It basically preemptively kept Linux from the radar of common folk by re-labeling Windows to "PC". Now the Linux community needs to re-train people to understand that a PC doesn't equal Windows. So what we're seeing here on Steam just follows the trail that Apple set.

No -- Apple did not invent the term "Personal Computer" -- The Xerox Alto is regarded as being the first "PC", but the term was popularised by IBM (with the IBM PC 5150) in 1981.

The distinction between PC and Mac did not come about until the Macintosh 128K which was marketed as "Mac" in 1985.

It also wasn't a ploy to keep Linux off the radar -- that's just your opinion. When Apple released those adverts, nobody gave a damn about Linux.

[quote=Joe]This "PC" labeling of Windows was a genius marketing move by Apple with their "PC vs. Mac" campaign. It basically preemptively kept Linux from the radar of common folk by re-labeling Windows to "PC". Now the Linux community needs to re-train people to understand that a PC doesn't equal Windows. So what we're seeing here on Steam just follows the trail that Apple set.[/quote] No -- Apple did not invent the term "Personal Computer" -- The Xerox Alto is regarded as being the first "PC", but the term was popularised by IBM (with the IBM PC 5150) in 1981. The distinction between PC and Mac did not come about until the Macintosh 128K which was marketed as "Mac" in 1985. It also wasn't a ploy to keep Linux off the radar -- that's just your opinion. When Apple released those adverts, nobody gave a damn about Linux.

Joe commented on 8 February 2013 at 3:52 pm UTC

edgleyNo -- Apple did not invent the term "Personal Computer" -- The Xerox Alto is regarded as being the first "PC", but the term was popularised by IBM (with the IBM PC 5150) in 1981.

Please read my comment again and make sure you understand what I wrote before you reply.


Of course we'll never know if Apple had Linux on their radar when they ran the PC vs. Mac campaign. However I wouldn't underestimate the long-term view they most likely had under Steve Jobs and that they did consider Linux a threat in the desktop / laptop market. By running these ads, I would say they were definitely able to push public perception of the market in a direction that penalized desktop Linux adoption without actually naming Linux in the ads at all.

In any case, the future for Linux is still bright. Android is already eating into Apple in the much bigger mobile market and Microsoft is just a fringe player there.

[quote=edgley]No -- Apple did not invent the term "Personal Computer" -- The Xerox Alto is regarded as being the first "PC", but the term was popularised by IBM (with the IBM PC 5150) in 1981.[/quote] Please read my comment again and make sure you understand what I wrote before you reply. Of course we'll never know if Apple had Linux on their radar when they ran the PC vs. Mac campaign. However I wouldn't underestimate the long-term view they most likely had under Steve Jobs and that they did consider Linux a threat in the desktop / laptop market. By running these ads, I would say they were definitely able to push public perception of the market in a direction that penalized desktop Linux adoption without actually naming Linux in the ads at all. In any case, the future for Linux is still bright. Android is already eating into Apple in the much bigger mobile market and Microsoft is just a fringe player there.

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