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: That's a lot of bullshit
by Fettarme H-Milch on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 19:32 UTC in reply to "That's a lot of bullshit"
Fettarme H-Milch
Member since:
2010-02-16

1. Steam is not coming to Linux. The so called "proofs" on phoronix site doesn't prove anything beside phoronix guys being noobs when it comes to software developing.

Spotting some string related to Linux in some Os X binaries and claiming that Steam is coming to Linux is lame. Those strings are in Os X binaries for the sole reason that some libraries that Steam client is linked against are present in both Os X and Linux.

Your such a genius. Obviously "steamclient.so" is present in both OSX and Linux. Ubuntu ships it by default.
And http://store.steampowered.com/public/client/steam_client_linux is obviously also not any clue at all for a Linux client of Steam....


/sarcasm

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

But that still isn't proof that they plan on releasing a Linux client anytime soon. They could just be working on it much like MS is rumored to be working on an ARM version of Windows in case it gets popular on netbooks.

They could also be experimenting with Linux and haven't made a decision yet as to whether they want to support it at this time.

I wouldn't get excited unless Valve makes an announcement. Software companies will sometimes hire a developer to investigate the viability of a market. It may just be for internal use, it may be coming out in less than a year. We don't know at this point.

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Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

But that still isn't proof that they plan on releasing a Linux client anytime soon.

Who talks about "soon"? It's proof that Valve has a Linux client.
Nobody (of Phoronix at least) is seeing this as any indication for a release timeframe.

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