- Jun 21, 2011
Not sure what you mean by suspicious. And Steam wouldn't be the first. Desura has been on Linux for a while now, and the Ubuntu Software Center also has some paid-for applications, and it even sells music.NKRevan said:Doesn't anyone else think it is a little suspicious that Valve is trumpeting Linux?
I mean here we have a platform that, so far, has been completely free. You had basically no native applications that cost you anything.
Enter Steam...the first Linux-native application which makes you spend money. How convenient for Steam, isn't it?
I could just be jaded, but I am certain that there is a lot more financial reasoning behind the sudden appreciation of Linux and the bashing of Windows.
Other than that, I honestly don't care which OS I use, as long as I don't have to have a multitude of them. I mean, multiple download services are fine and dandy, but multiple OS? No thanks.
I do think Valve have other plans though. They're not stupid, and certainly would not be betting the farm on a platform with such little market share, unless the long-term plan is to actually release the oft-denied "Steam Box".