10 years ago
if the linux mint teem con make it more compatble for wow and gw ect. as well address the Quick books compadailty things it would become a why use windows at all as it is love mint 17 most of all
I have both Steam and Desura for Mint 14 Cinnamon (64-bit) but I have to say that Steam for Linux has very few games and that Desura has a lot of stuff Steam doesn't have and may never have because it supports smaller independent developers. +1 for Desura all the way.
I've already discovered stuff on there that's not on Steam. There's also a lot of fun free demos that help you decide if you even want to buy.
I don't like my own idea any more. Steam is the way to go from this point on.
@quake0 - The "Selected" status is explained in the Processing ideas on the Linux Mint Community website article.
what does Selected Status mean?
Screw this Idea I made. I want steam!
Would be a nice thing, they have a bunch of nice games to offer. Some free, some for 5 - 10 credits. I am happy to pay that price for a good game. Developers put a lot of work into their software. It's only fair to give them something for it.
I my self now want steam installed by default instead of Desura.
Hi Mintification. I made this idea before steam Linux client was confirmed. I made an other idea to add Steam instead, but it seems most people want an open source alternative instead. As a result Desura has higher votes then steam.
@Emil89: If you're not supporting something because it might not be devoted to free software only, then perhaps you need to drop Mint altogether, as it includes proprietary software (Flash, codecs, etc.). Maybe move to Debian. RMS would thank you! ;)
To be honest, I personally have never understood why this is even a problem. It is a non-issue. Both free software and proprietary software have their place, and Mint/Linux shouldn't shy away from any of it.
The biggest weakness of desktop linux is the lack of modern games. This is the next best this to steam native on linux.
I we wanted to install it our selfs we would use default ubuntu. Mints about polish out of the box.
if it is in the software repository it is available to the user but not the responsibility of Mint to include it in the operating system nor its distro
They have both free and closed source games, if I am not mistaken.
Before I can vote in favor of this, I need to know what Desura's stance on proprietary software is. I can't find any statements about it on their website. I don't want to support non-free software, so I only support this idea if Desura is a free software gaming platform (I don't mind paying for the development of software, though).