Size of the Steam Runtime reduced by 50%
Feb 10, 2013
1:22 PM EST
|This strikes me as possibly the clearest indication yet, that Valve is really serious about Steam for Linux|
Feb 10, 2013
1:46 PM EST
|They want to put out their own console-like boxes. Linux is their ticket to that.|
Feb 11, 2013
4:25 PM EST
|Oh wow, I must have skimmed right past that tidbit. I like streamlined code. :)|
Feb 12, 2013
3:36 AM EST
|Gabe Newell recently spoke at DICE and said that Linux gives people the freedom to innovate. No kidding.
Bugs me a bit that the open-sourced version of Desura, Desurium is not standard in the repos of more distros.
I see a lot of griping about both these systems about the fact that they install all their software in self-contained areas of the user's home directory, instead of using system libs and the native package manager. I find this griping short sighted. Games are often bloaty messes of proprietary stuff, does one really want that to be deeply integrated with one's system? It's entertainment software. I prefer to have it all in a neat little corner that does not interfere with the rest of the OS.
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