Originally posted by p0s:Keeping the root privileges with a complex hack might not be illegal the way they do it. Because illegal is very imprecise with software, and I bet the amount of court decisions about "keeping root privileges even though the user did not want that" is close to 0.Further, the Linux community will have a very hard time finding security issues in closed source software because it is *closed source*. Without the source code you could only read through the disassembly which is very difficult to understand and very time consuming and nobody will probably do that. Thats why *especially* closed source software such as Steam must not be run with root privilges.And finally, consider this: What the hell would a gaming software need root for anyway?Steam should be designed in a way which makes it possible to run without any root privileges at all. Its not needed for gaming.