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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Instant availability
by zegenie on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 06:13 UTC
zegenie
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2005-12-31

Another thing that is kind of overlooked is that when they (recently) launched Steam for the Mac platform - all your previously bought games that were compatible were instantly available to you as downloads on the Mac. That means if you bought Halflife 2 on Windows Steam, you can download it on your Mac Steam as well, with no extra cost.

Now - if they only wanted the money, they could've easily just made you buy the game twice. I think that shows some real goodwill.

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RE: Instant availability
by bert64 on Sun 25th Apr 2010 23:38 in reply to "Instant availability"
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

Quite a few people use linux or mac for day to day tasks, and windows for games... It will be interesting to see if valve keep stats of such people, and see if they start using windows less as a result.

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