Re: Steam for Linux? No thanks.
On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 06:40:13PM +1100, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:
> Dear Vincent,
> On Sat, 16 Feb 2013 15:44:00 Vincent Cheng wrote:
> > All right, let me play devil's advocate here...
> I hope you're doing this not just because it entertains you.... ;)
> > >
> > > Flash is bad enough indeed but there is a big difference: Steam was
> > > created for the only purpose -- enforcing DRM. Flash may or may not be
> > > used for evil while Steam was designed for evil.
> > I disagree strongly with this statement here. Steam was not created
> > for the sake of enforcing DRM; Steam is merely a distribution channel
> > to make it easier for game devs to market their games to a wider
> > audience, and DRM facilitates that (in a twisted way).
> What makes you think that development of sophisticated and redundant
> distribution system for game binaries was justified by anything else but
> facilitation of DRM and centralised control over distribution?
> Can you support your statement with facts? I don't see how your argument is
> better than mine -- you've just said "no it's not".
We don't need facts to counteract nonsense arguments like "evil software".