....not sure what your point is though? 0_o
Let's go over it again.
To use a software, 3 steps are required. Delivery, Installation, Execution. In this thread, we are discussing software for which the execution is DRM-Free.
Steam is a DRM'd delivery system which skips the installation part and can deliver DRM'd or DRM-Free execution. GOG is a DRM'd delivery system (authentication is required to download the files) which delivers DRM-Free installation for DRM-Free execution.
GOG Galaxy is a DRM'd delivery system that skips the installation and delivers DRM-Free execution.
Now, we don't say that all Steam games are DRM-Free, because they are not. We are saying that Steam has DRM-Free games, in the sense that a game, after it has been downloaded, can be moved to another computer and be launched without the need for Steam client.
What you claim is that because Steam has a DRM component, all of Steam games are DRM'd. To give it a regional example, you are claiming that because guns are used to kill people, all people who own guns are murderers. We claim that even though guns are used to kill people, not all gun owners are murderers.
Edit: Forgot to add, take a look at this thread
Well put. I disagree on a few points, but well put....just not the gun thing =P
...I hate going over and over what is said.
I'll say this instead. Steam is garbage because their company executives exploit the impulsive ignorant masses to use a service of give a little get a lot, via negative growth. Bad practices by their business is the sole reason why GOG exists.
Debating steam usage is a matter of jerking off with sand paper. It hurts but people still enjoy the end result despite what they are put through. In short; baby wants its bottle and it'll cry for it when it wants it now now NOW!
People want to buy game titles without any care to personal privacy or property. Sadly. -_-
I do understand the impulsive desire mechanism in humans. But I do not have to like nor agree with it.
As always, JMich has responded far more eloquently than I would / could have.
One thing which I always find interesting is that people tend to heap the hate on Steam and Valve for the DRM, and yet the use of execution DRM in steam is entirely voluntary by the developer. Steam doesn't require any level of execution DRM at all, so when a game utilizes some form of it, it was the developer that chose to do so.
Steam gets the hate for the dev's decision.
No they get the hate for bad business practices. Like cigarette companies of old advertising to kids, such was handing out packs of cigs to children and having cig dispensers at schools.
Valve is never responsible for anything, according to them. Just ask them, they'll tell ya *wink* lol