Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th May 2010 15:07 UTC
Games "Valve Corporation has today rolled out their Steam Mac OS X client to the general public and confirmed something we have been reporting for two years: the Steam content delivery platform and Source Engine are coming to Linux. This news is coming days after we discovered proof in Steam's Mac OS X Client of Linux support and subsequently found more Linux references and even the unreleased Steam Linux client. The day has finally come and Linux gamers around the world have a reason to rejoice, as this is the biggest news for the Linux gaming community that sees very few tier-one titles." This means Linux users can finally enjoy two of the best games in recent years: Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. BOOMER!
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RE: Great Job Valve!
by robojerk on Wed 12th May 2010 17:58 UTC in reply to "Great Job Valve!"
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Looks like 2010 could now be the year of Desktop Linux.

I think year of the Linux Desktop will only happen if 99% of Windows/MacOS apps were also available on Linux and web apps worked regardless of what browser is being used.

Steam porting games to Linux is good step forward. A few years back (when the Pentium 4 first arrived) I was considering dropping XP for Linux but I was really into gaming and dual booting ate too much time. Things may have gone different if all my games were available on Linux.

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