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Will there ever be a real Steam for LINUX client/installer?
Ubuntu is Linux, but Linux is NOT Ubuntu. It really would be nice to finally see a generic Linux installer for Steam (either a .run file or an executable that can download the client, etc). I like Steam a lot better than Desura, but Valve could learn a thing or two from them. They have a single executable file, that installs their client. It sets up symbolic links for any libs already on the system, and any that are missing or are not the correct version, it will use it's own static libs. It is a brilliant design and it works very well, regardless of the distro. I don't understand why Steam cannot do something similar, instead of only offering a .deb package. I personally can't stand Ubuntu and will probablly never switch to it. I have been using openSUSE for around 10 years now, and I find it superior to Ubuntu in almost every way. Yes, I know that there are comminity packages available, but that is not the same thing. The package for my version is broken and missing a dependancy. But those kinds of things happen when there is not an official Steam client package for any other disto other than Ubuntu. I have a very hard time believing that I am alone in my desire for non-Ubuntu packages or a real Steam for LINUX client installer.
Date Posted: Feb 24, 2013 @ 12:24am