Comment P0 Effects on Linux?


Gamemaker CryTek announces Linux support at GDC


Effects on Linux? (Score: 3, Interesting)

by on 2014-03-19 10:04 (#P0)

I have traditionally welcomed all efforts at porting games and software in general to Linux, but recently I have started to be concerned about what effects this will have on the Linux ecosystem. Things like Steam and in general the perceived need for "trusted" computing and DRM raise the possibility of commercial products requiring locked down software/hardware platforms that may run Linux under the hood, but are not anywhere near being as open as they are supposed to be.

If all of this just ends up requiring a non-free and non-open version of Linux it would be pointless - might as well just use windows then.


Time Reason Points Voter
2014-03-19 16:40 Interesting +1
2014-03-19 10:31 Insightful +1

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