Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 22:53 UTC
Games Yesterday Phoronix showed proof of Steam's Linux client existence via its Mac OS X launcher that is currently in closed beta, then this morning they showed further signs of Linux support. Since 2008 it was known that Steam and the Source Engine would come to Linux. As an update, they even pointed out the download link for the Steam Linux binary from their store.
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I am not a gamer, but
by Elv13 on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 01:12 UTC
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I will buy the Orange Box the day the steam client will come to Linux. Not because I am an hard core gamer, but because I think this is a critical step for Linux. I have spend a lot of time in gamer forums some years ago to push Linux in the teen/young adult market (before I gave up). They were all interested, as beryl/compiz was a much better interface for them than winXP, but they wanted native versions of their games. Now, if the number one game provider (provider, not producer) come to Linux, this is a great and credible new argument to push those who want Linux, but fear to lose their past-time to switch.

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