> BOTH of these are not just game installs, but forced installs of the "fully optional"
> GOG Galaxy client.
Gog Galaxy is bundled for games having online play. But you don't have to use it, nor you have to have it installed to play any game. Steam is a DRM by itself, most games require either being launch from Steam or having Steam being installed.
I don't like that to support online play, a Gog game has to use Gog Galaxy. But that's entirely radically different than the vendor lock-in Steam has.
In any case, my comment wasn't 'other game distributors are better than Steam'. It was 'I don't like Steam'. I've had it installed and I prefer to never use it again, despite the amount of free games it offers.
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