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Desperately awaiting The Orange Box (Half Life 2) games for GNU/Linux

Open Letter to VALVE, the makers of the awesome Half-Life games:

Hi there. Hope things are going well in Valve/Steam-Land. You guys have some awesome products... nice job!!

I wanted to tell you that I was reading an article about how you may release the steam engine to us GNU/Linux users. This way, we too can enjoy your games as well as the Win-users do.

I know, I know... I also see that it's relatively easy to run VALVE games on GNU/Linux using Wine, but that doesn't interest me, because in my eyes that supports monopoly.

Personally, I think all games should be native to GNU/Linux FIRST, because GNU/Linux is the Universal Operating System and is not restricted from being installed inside any other Operating System as an engine for the application. Many other types of technology use the GNU/Linux Universal Operating system this this way, so why shouldn't computer games? Why should I have to pay a tax to Microsoft? I don't use their OS at home. I wrote a small blog entry ab…

The Best PC Game Platform Ever (GNU/Linux)

As an avid GNU/Linux user and IT Professional, I have personally observed how versatile this magnificent Operating System can be.

GNU/Linux drives a multitude of different hardware ranging from embedded devices, to various types of networking devices, to small computer systems, to servers, to supercomputers, and beyond.

GNU/Linux truly is a Universal Operating System, not only because it can be installed on just about any type of hardware, but also because of the freedom(in license) it offers to use, modify, and redistribute it to humans everywhere.

So, today while having a "trip and bump my head" moment, I thought of an idea that would make it possible to deliver more games to more users than ever.

Here's the idea: All PC Games should first be built to work with the GNU/Linux Universal Operating System. Then, since it is relatively easy, the game would simply have an installer that would install GNU/Linux on the host platform and to enable the gamer to be played on the host…