On February 14, 2013, Valve released a Linux model of Steam, a preferred recreation distribution platform on PC. On December thirteen, 2013, Valve released SteamOS, a gaming-oriented OS primarily based on Debian, for beta testing, and has plans to ship Steam Machines as a gaming and entertainment platform. Valve has additionally developed VOGL, an OpenGL debugger meant to help video game development, in addition to porting its Source recreation engine to desktop Linux. As a results of Valve’s effort, several distinguished games similar to DotA 2, Team Fortress 2, Portal, Portal 2 and Left four Dead 2 are actually natively obtainable on desktop Linux.
- Furthermore, some applications initially developed for Linux, similar to Pidgin, and GIMP, were ported to different working methods because of their popularity.
- For instance, Mozilla Firefox, OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice and Blender have downloadable variations for all main working methods.
- The collaborative nature of free software development permits distributed