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Steam Client Updated, Broadcasting Now Out Of Beta, Still Not For Linux

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Steam has done a lot for us, and they are always adding useful features people get excited about. Game streaming is huge now, and Steam wants a bit of the pie.

What better way to keep customers around than to get them to buy and watch games on Steam directly?

This new update also pushes the FPS counter in the Steam Overlay into the Stable client, bug fixes, CPU use reductions, and most importantly:
QuoteFixed a rare bug where Steam could delete user files when failing to start

Hooray!

You can see the full information on Steam's broadcasting feature on their full page. You can also see the full update notes here.

I had a thought about Steam Broadcasting recently, and it's a very smart move on Valve's part. When Steam Machines release you will be able to easily watch what your friends are playing and that's pretty fun to think about, well that's when they add in Linux support, as Linux still isn't yet supported:
QuoteSupport for Linux, OSX and Windows Vista will supported in the future.

It will come eventually though, and when it does I will be stalking you. Kidding, but it will be fun to see your failures. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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vulture 19 Jan, 2015
i know my english is not the best, but...

QuoteSupport for Linux, OSX and Windows Vista will supported in the future.

support will be supported?
Liam Dawe 20 Jan, 2015
Quoting: vulturei know my english is not the best, but...

QuoteSupport for Linux, OSX and Windows Vista will supported in the future.

support will be supported?
Hahaha it's nice to see a Valve issue and not one of my grammar issues pointed out for once :D
jamesc359 21 Jan, 2015
Quoting: vulturei know my english is not the best, but...

QuoteSupport for Linux, OSX and Windows Vista will supported in the future.

support will be supported?
This is what happens when you spend all day looking at code. ;-)

QuoteSupport for Linux, OSX and Windows Vista will supported in the future.
I find it interesting that they're still planning on supporting Vista with such a feature. Not only is Vista a marginal OS, but it's also a significantly older OS at that. As such it's reasonable to assume that most Vista users are running older hardware that's less likely to have the power to simultaneously render a game and encode a video stream.
Eike 21 Jan, 2015
QuoteI find it interesting that they're still planning on supporting Vista with such a feature. Not only is Vista a marginal OS, but it's also a significantly older OS at that. As such it's reasonable to assume that most Vista users are running older hardware that's less likely to have the power to simultaneously render a game and encode a video stream.

There are more Vista users on Steam than Linux users...
When I was running Windows, I used Vista as well. It was fine for starting games, and starting games was all I wanted from Windows. My hardware was up-to-date. And Microsoft will support Vista for another 2 years.
I'm not sure if this sums up to being worth extra work from Valve's side, though.
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