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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Zifre
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2009-10-04

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.

The evidence was slightly more compelling than that. There was an actual Linux binary (i.e. totally separate from the Windows and Mac OS X binaries), it just didn't do much.

However, I agree with your conclusion. There was no evidence that this support was official or that a real Linux client would ever come. Phoronix totally made up that part.

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