After the very anticipated release of Counter-Strike 1.6 only one week ago I am very happy to tell you:
GNU/Linux is becoming more and more attractive for gamers as Counter-Strike: Source (abbreviated "CS:S") is now available for download via the Steam client
(read about installing Steam for Linux in my previous Journal Entry
CS:S is a tactical shooting game requiring tons of skill and a highly developed sense for strategy - just like previous versions of this popular shooter. But unlike its predecessors Counter-Strike 1.6 and Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Counter-Strike: Source is way more appealing as far as graphics are concerned, while the gameplay remained just the same, which is of course a good thing. The overall look and feel of the maps, weapons, player models, textures etc. and sounds as well is slightly updated. The game uses the latest version of the so called "Source Engine" for its physics.
Everyone who already owns Counter-Strike: Source for Windows has now the opportunity to download the game via Steam for Linux
(although CS:S is not listed in the Linux games section yet).
According to various reports on the internet the installation process and playing the game itself work perfectly fine and without any issues on Ubuntu 12.10, Mageia 2 and Arch Linux
And Valve is even advertising for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
on the Steam download page
Personally, I think it's one of the best shooting games available on the market. I have always loved to play the game on my sister's laptop but now I can do this on my own machine (and maybe become a better player as well
).And one last thing:
According to OMG! Ubuntu
"Microsoft are considering a native Linux port of their popular Microsoft Office software – or so a rumour circulated at an recent open-source conference alleges. [...] Valve's Steam port and Canonical's OEM tie-ups putting Ubuntu preinstalled on millions of laptops around the world have all helped to drag Linux out of the fringes of computing". If you want to read the whole article follow this link: Microsoft Bringing Office to Linux? [Rumour Mill]
So, what do you think about the release of Counter-Strike: Source for Linux?
And do you think the MS Office rumor is true?
Let me know in the comments below