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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RE: Steam
by MORB on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 08:14 UTC in reply to "Steam"
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There is some string implication here that the source engine will be ported on linux too, which should be little extra work over the announced macos port.

In turn, it means that valve is going to provide linux versions of all their games: the half-life series, counter-strike, portal, TF2, Left for Dead.

In addition, it means that third parties developers using sources will be able to release linux versions of their game.

Also it generally provides the option for third party developers using steam to release macos and linux version of their games.

All in all having the biggest PC game distribution platform coming to linux is a good thing. It won't turn linux into a successful gaming platform overnight but it makes it possible to happen at all.

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