Originally posted by Peter Pan:No I don't think it works that way.Steam cannot just port all Steam games into Linux, because the game developers first have to make Linux versions of the game.So even if you install Linux and get Steam, you are still limited in your game choices because not all games run on Linux.In other words, no, it's not worth using Linux for gaming.Unless something has drastically for the past few years.
Originally posted by Peter Pan:The OP's question is more specific, is Steam moving over to Linux? No Steam would commit suicide if it did that. Steam is just posturing to make Windows 8 conform to its needs. Most of its games are only for Windows.Steam cannot just magically make all games compatible with Linux with some script.So no OP, Steam isn't moving completely to Linux. There is no need to switch OS.
Originally posted by dirrtygsharp:Are we reading the same post? The OP asked "Is Steam for Linux Worth It?" I responded to that. He didn't ask if Valve was migrating everybody to Linux. The two gaming worlds, Windows and Linux, can co-exist.
And posturing to make Windows 8 conform? Where are you reading this rubbish? The same place you read about "limited game choices"? Have you even tried Steam for Linux?
Originally posted by Peter Pan:(snip diversions).
Originally posted by Substancer:Having spent $1,100 on a pair of Radeon HD 7970's in Crossfire I want all the bling for playing H-L 2, ep. 3 (if only it would arrive), Dishonored, Deux Ex Human Revolution, RAGE, Metro 2033, Bioshock Infinite, etc., all of which are DirectX titles. I'd hate having to create a second bootable partition for Ubuntu just to be let down by a poorer gaming experience. DirectX has advanced to 11.1, but how much has OpenGL advanced? Isn't tessellation DirectX based? I have the same hesitancy swapping Ben & Jerry's for a soy based alternative.
Originally posted by Sicko:Well if games start porting more to linux I sure will stop dual booting... and buy more off steam for sure... I refuse to dual boot win8 on this pc the issue is small selection of quality linux games on steam right now...Games has been only thing ever holding linux back... its a superior desktop and server os.