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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Fettarme H-Milch
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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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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

From the article:
I am 100% confident that the Steam client / Source engine are coming to Linux. If my information is correct, an official announcement regarding this Linux support may be here by this June.

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

From the article:
I am 100% confident that the Steam client / Source engine are coming to Linux. If my information is correct, an official announcement regarding this Linux support may be here by this June.

May I point you to the word "this" in my previous posing? I was solely referring to the existence of "steamclient.so". And the existence itself points to no timeframe.
The author got his announcement time info from an independent source and didn't draw the conclusion "steamclient.so is here. That means that a public Linux release is just around the corner."

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