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[4]: That's a lot of bullshit
by nt_jerkface on Sat 24th Apr 2010 18:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: That's a lot of bullshit"
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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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

The author bases his conclusion on his source and the files:
However, from seeing these actual files to the other proof and the information from sources, I am 100% confident that the Steam client / Source engine are coming to Linux.

It's a faulty conclusion. He should have just stated that he is highly optimistic.

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