Linked by Debjit on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 21:16 UTC
Games A rumor has been going around for about four months now that Valve is coming out with a Linux version of Steam and had a lot of people in the Linux community very excited. However Valve have officially killed the rumor. And it is not what people wants to hear - there is no Linux version of Steam in development.
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deathshadow
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2005-07-12

Agree. Phoronix's so called 'proof' was dubious at best... Oh wow, some id strings in the DLL's and executables list a bunch of OS... you'd think they were using or incorporating some stock libraries or something.

... and just because one of a dozen libraries used can compile to a target doesn't mean the entire application can or that the developer WANTS TO!

I mean, I write games in Free Pascal (which can target a bunch of systems) using SDL, OpenGL and OpenAL (which can target a bunch of systems) -- but I only PLAN on windows releases and have done zero testing or planning to run anything I've written on other platforms. Even though I'm releasing windows only, I'm willing to bet you could find all those same strings in my code.

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