Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th May 2010 15:07 UTC
Games "Valve Corporation has today rolled out their Steam Mac OS X client to the general public and confirmed something we have been reporting for two years: the Steam content delivery platform and Source Engine are coming to Linux. This news is coming days after we discovered proof in Steam's Mac OS X Client of Linux support and subsequently found more Linux references and even the unreleased Steam Linux client. The day has finally come and Linux gamers around the world have a reason to rejoice, as this is the biggest news for the Linux gaming community that sees very few tier-one titles." This means Linux users can finally enjoy two of the best games in recent years: Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. BOOMER!
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by fretinator on Wed 12th May 2010 15:53 UTC
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As a user who owns many of these games, I usually run them under Windows. I have a 64-bit Win7 box for gaming. I have also run Steam under Crossover Office, with varying results. Certainly, I always pay a price in performance under Wine.

The idea that I could run my Steam Games directly under Linux is an exhilarating thought. I did purchase the "Humble Bundle" recently, so I do also support native Linux games. The thought of Half-life 2, L4D[1-2] running on Linux would really be exciting.

p.s., I will put my money where my mouth is.

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