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Re: SteamOS oooooo
Date: 9/24/13 6:05 pm
In Response To: Re: SteamOS oooooo (scarab)

: If they push their graphics card drivers onto the main kernel branches then
: Linux gets better card support.

: Though it was worrying that they talked about "openness" Why the
: scare quotes?

Because it's clear that "open" for them means very different things.

The trend over the last decade has been to Apple's way of doing things--a fenced sandbox. Personally, I like Apple's products, so I don't mind the cage (as for power users it's easy to escape or ignore.) I also accept it from consoles to a degree because that's always been their use.

Now, however, consoles are increasingly becoming more multi-purpose, and I think their restrictions are being eroded. Yet Steam seems to be trying to push PC gamers to become more like consoles, and I think that kills any appeal of it to me. If you're a Linux or even a Mac gamer, I think you can appreciate Steam's role in bringing previously Windows-exclusive games to a broader market, but Steam's onerous gatekeeper approach and incessant updates, combined with sluggish, unresponsive desktop client, make me hate it. I can't imagine a box dedicated to just their games could justify its use for me.

Short version of my thoughts: it's a lot easier and a lot more advantageous for consoles to become more PC-like. The reverse is stupid for the majority of customers, I wager, and I will certainly not be supporting it.

Messages In This Thread

SteamOS ooooooscarab9/24/13 4:09 am
     Re: SteamOS oooooodavidfuchs9/24/13 7:53 am
           Re: SteamOS ooooooscarab9/24/13 8:00 am
                 Re: SteamOS oooooodavidfuchs9/24/13 6:05 pm
                       Re: SteamOS ooooooNotTheVacuum9/26/13 11:21 am
           Re: SteamOS ooooooCaptain Spark9/24/13 9:27 am
                 Re: SteamOS ooooooArithmomaniac9/24/13 6:28 pm
                       Re: SteamOS ooooooCaptain Spark9/24/13 6:47 pm
                 Re: SteamOS ooooooDHalo9/24/13 10:56 pm
           Re: SteamOS ooooooPkmnrulz2409/24/13 1:58 pm
     Re: SteamOS ooooooGeneral Vagueness10/2/13 10:55 pm
           It was posted before the controller, Vague *NM*ZackDark10/2/13 11:03 pm
                 Vague doesn't care about pedantic views of time *NM*Grizzlei10/2/13 11:42 pm
                       On hindsight...ZackDark10/3/13 12:08 am
                             Re: On hindsight...Chewbaccawakka10/3/13 1:02 am
                                   Re: On hindsight...Quirel10/3/13 3:54 am
                                         That sentence...ZackDark10/3/13 11:03 am
                 Re: It was posted before the controller, VagueGeneral Vagueness10/4/13 8:34 pm
                       Your mom goes to College *NM*PyroSporker1610/16/13 12:45 am
           Re: SteamOS ooooooNotTheVacuum10/4/13 9:17 am

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