FreeBSD needs CLI Steam

Well the reason why Valve created the Steam Launcher under Linux with SteamOS in the first place was twofold:

1. they wanted to escape the stranglehold from Microsoft, just in case its necessary, and
2. the fragmentation of Linux distributions, so the shared library dependancy hell.

So in short they wanted an OS/runtime environment, which they are maintaining for games.

With FreeBSD the 2nd reason is not an issue, but FreeBSD is too niche for Valve to be interesting.
 
How many percentage persons don't use Windows, wild guess 1 in 100
And how many of this percentage use FreeBSD, wild guess 1 in 100
In total wild guess , 1 in 10.000.
For a company it's difficult to have a business case.
 
With FreeBSD the 2nd reason is not an issue, but FreeBSD is too niche for Valve to be interesting.

With FreeBSD you get a stable base, a consistent ABI/API, and a single community to consult; software and driver vendors alike not using FreeBSD is beyond me. Linux is beyond a mess at this point. I wish more resources were put into reviving KGI.
 
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