Video Games – The Reason why I haven’t completely switched to Linux yet. I mean it seriously, as an exclusive PC gamer and a full-time user. I know what Linux systems are capable of and what they are not for this matter.
With SteamOS, Valve might just revolutionize the PC gaming industry all over again and this time it just might not be in favor of the dominating Windows system after all.
SteamOS as some might know it, is a Linux Based Operating system for the hardcore gamers out there, and . . . . . . . . . . . . . that is pretty much what it is. I know it does not sound all too impressive at the moment and quite frankly the initial results are not compelling enough to make someone switch to the new ‘beta‘ system.
But what really matters here, is the potential this thing holds for the PC gaming crowd, I really hope that all other PC gamers like me have had a chance to try out Linux and once you do I sure most would have been overwhelmed at the staggering amount of features and control thrown at you, yet disappointed once you realise that Linux Systems can’t play your games properly (Don’t mention WINE in the comments, I’ve tried it doesn’t work)
SteamOS brings promise, I do not know how this is going to work out, if there’s going to be a ‘package’ or some completely different version of a specific distribution, but a revolution is coming and you will soon be able to play “games for windows” on your preferred Linux distribution. The reason how this is going to make a big difference is by finally giving open-source software some respect for the great work that can be done using it and appreciating the people make them.
For some of you who are thinking how the gamers are going to create a market shift from Windows to Linux, know this – “We are not short in number” – If you play games then you are a gamer, and I know that the reason why some of you haven’t yet switched to Linux is because of those few games you would like to play once in a while.
Let’s just hope this works out and we can finally get rid of that pesky and annoying dual-boot screen.