dodongos Oct 5, 2013 @ 11:13am
Ubuntu is linux, but linux is not ubuntu
Please make a steam version for linux and not only for ubuntu. Thanks.
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GoyoElGringo Oct 5, 2013 @ 1:34pm 
It may be possible to make it run on your chosen distro. I haven't looked into it much, but you should check it out.
Originally posted by Evolution169:
It may be possible to make it run on your chosen distro. I haven't looked into it much, but you should check it out.

You can, I hear it's quite easy. Obviously Valve isn't obligated to support every distro ever, because well that is a few hundred distro.. even if it was easy, it would take forever to port and update that many versions.
Last edited by ­­­­­­Τhe Rolling Cheese Wheel; Oct 5, 2013 @ 1:38pm
GoyoElGringo Oct 5, 2013 @ 2:09pm 
Here's an interesting video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewau0DtwGPk
Satoru Oct 5, 2013 @ 2:16pm 
If you have some obscure distro some crazy person has likely figured out a way to make Steam work.

"Official" support is Ubuntu. But rest assured some people somewhere will get your distro working
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ch011y Oct 5, 2013 @ 3:46pm 
Originally posted by Satoru:
If you have some obscure distro some crazy person has likely figured out a way to make Steam work.

"Official" support is Ubuntu. But rest assured some people somewhere will get your distro working

True, search linux forums related to your distro. You'll either find that someone already has it working and some instructions or at least see how far/close they are to getting it going.
ReBoot Oct 5, 2013 @ 3:51pm 
The problem is the horizontal compatibility of Linux. It would be nice if it was easy to make something for Linux, test it on the Linux SDK and be happy, but the Linux world hates compatibility. And Ubuntu is a good default choice.
Originally posted by ReBoot:
The problem is the horizontal compatibility of Linux. It would be nice if it was easy to make something for Linux, test it on the Linux SDK and be happy, but the Linux world hates compatibility. And Ubuntu is a good default choice.

Linux doesn't hate compatibility, they hate unification. The lack of unification is holding back the entire linux platform. The fractured linux community, if united can do many great things.
blackout24 Oct 5, 2013 @ 4:36pm 
Steam doesn't use your locally installed libaries anyway, since it ships with Steam-Runtime. So you can use it anywhere without having to worry about dependencies.
Apocryphus Oct 5, 2013 @ 5:34pm 
I agree; Linux as a platform MUST be standardised. I for one enjoy standardisation, but not unity. There's a difference. We can all have our own distros, but all of us follow a certain standard as to how we execute programs, what APIs to follow or whatever. There's no need to be fragmented here; if the Linux kernel is the standard for Linux, then by all means expand that standard so we all have one thing in common: Linux.
[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Oct 5, 2013 @ 5:39pm 
Oh yes. Just one distro would NEVER work for Linux users, some of us might even go back to Windows if this happens. But if most distros used LSB (just an example, but a strong one) we'd get much far from where we are.
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rudeboyskunk Oct 5, 2013 @ 11:43pm 
OP, do research instead of posting a stupid request
ProChaser [Linux] Oct 6, 2013 @ 2:30am 
Back to topic:
Would you like to share with us which system configuration do you have?
ReBoot Oct 6, 2013 @ 2:54am 
Originally posted by ReBoot:
The problem is the horizontal compatibility of Linux. It would be nice if it was easy to make something for Linux, test it on the Linux SDK and be happy, but the Linux world hates compatibility. And Ubuntu is a good default choice.

Linux doesn't hate compatibility, they hate unification. The lack of unification is holding back the entire linux platform. The fractured linux community, if united can do many great things.
Compatibility can be reached without unification. Or at least without complete unification. Unificiation in the API (and ABI!) can be reached without giving up everything else.
JoeyJoeJoe25 Oct 6, 2013 @ 8:48am 
Originally posted by ReBoot:
The problem is the horizontal compatibility of Linux. It would be nice if it was easy to make something for Linux, test it on the Linux SDK and be happy, but the Linux world hates compatibility. And Ubuntu is a good default choice.

Linux doesn't hate compatibility, they hate unification. The lack of unification is holding back the entire linux platform. The fractured linux community, if united can do many great things.


But then there would be the problem that Windows is facing, going in a direction that everyone hates. I'd hate Linux with a passion if Ubuntu were the only version of it available. Unification should only happen at a much deeper level with certain things.
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Shark Oct 6, 2013 @ 8:53am 
But it does work on about every Linux distro. I've run Steam of Linux on Fedora, OpenSUSE, Sabayon and Debian.
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