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Steam comes out of my ears....

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:06 pm
by mrv
Dear forum,
I read in LFX about steam from Valve and tried it on my win 7: total
disaster.. and I am still busy with repairs..
All that malware etc.

My question is: what will happen to my Mint 15 when I try this and what can Linux do about prevention.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:15 pm
by ChriThor

Sorry, I don't know what you mean. I've not experienced any malware with Steam or know of anyone who has. It's just a client for accessing a game download service run by Valve, and I've Steam for Linux runs fine on both my Ubuntu and Mint 16 systems.

If you're talking about SteamOS then that's a different thing entirely.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:54 pm
by guy
Steam for Windows 7 runs just fine, AFAIK. At least, it always used to. Odd that you should find the thought in a Linux magazine. You did download the Windows 7 version, right? Windows would not be happy if you installed the Linux build, like putting Diesel oil in a gasoline engine, nasty cleanup job.

If you install on Mint, just make sure it's the Steam app and not SteamOS!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:53 pm
by nelz
It's Wndows, how can you know where the malware came from... apart from the pre-installed malware, that comes from Redmond :)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:32 am
by guy
Oh, and don't forget the Redmond mantra that Linux code is itself viral... :twisted:


PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:50 pm
by mrv
Thank you all for yr.answers.
I am a reader of LFX for many years now and I run a dual boot pc with all
kinds of Linux distro" s for fun.
The Win 7 is for the family.... hahaha
Have a good weekend