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Lib-Inst May 22
I dont care if they do, steam is drm and the equivalent of windows. its the opposite of the linux philosophy.
artixbtw May 23
Quoting: Lib-InstI dont care if they do, steam is drm and the equivalent of windows. its the opposite of the linux philosophy.
I disagree. There's more to Valve than Steam. Without the funding and pushing for Linux gaming, the progress and compatibility we see today would definitely be nowhere close to what it is.

Now, theoretically it would have been possible with donations alone, but without a big company like Valve, it would be unlikely for Linux gaming to be seen as competitive or viable to support. That's also why it's important for Valve to stay independent.

Moreover, breaking the ice by releasing gaming hardware with Linux out of the box is a risky move only companies as large as Valve were able to afford, and get the desired recognition.

Last edited by artixbtw on 23 May 2024 at 9:30 am UTC
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