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Linux Mint 9 Video

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There is a working version of steam on Linux, however, it is not public :p

I don't think Valve is going to push linux until the GPU manufacturers pull their head out of their asses with GPU drivers on Linux, and get some decent support, and good API's going.

Of which wont happen until linux becomes important enough..... Being on OS X however, makes the porting process significantly easier, and hopefully the Linux community will adopt Apple's OpenCL approaches. It may provide the boost Linux needs.

Compiz works great on Mint out of the box tho, and ive noticed the proprietary driver installer for uBuntu has made GREAT strides. Out of the box, Catalyst control center on my Thinkpad x100e.
aren't linux and OS X really similar? like more similar than linux and windows? i thought i'd always heard that mac's OS was closer to linux than windows
 

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aren't linux and OS X really similar? like more similar than linux and windows? i thought i'd always heard that mac's OS was closer to linux than windows
os x and the bsd platforms are very similiar. in fact, several of the bsd developers also work developing for os x.
 
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ah, more hope for linux gaming! :) haha
 
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I pefer Ubuntu, but does that Mint look sexy!
 
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Just downloaded this (in 7mins) and im going to try this out on my laptop and also for my dad to try as its more windows like feel.
 

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Been running Mint 9 for the last week ish and so far it runs really well. Didn't run into any problems really...aside maybe w/ running HD videos where it just laggs like crazy. Haven't even looked into it yet though, will do so tomorrow. Definitively a nice distro and I would recommend it over Ubuntu 10.04.