Wednesday, April 25th 2012

Steam for Linux Arrives "in Months"

There is light in the end of the tunnel for proponents of a native-Linux version of Valve's Steam platform, as a Steam for Linux is just months away, according to a Phoronix report. Linux has been hiring developers with experience in Linux OpenGL applications for some time now, and the gearwheels at Valve have been able to drive out an early version of Left 4 Dead 2 that was seen running native on Linux (Ubuntu 11.10), without translation layers such as Wine, utilizing the OpenGL API, with the ICD provided by AMD Catalyst. Although first denied in 2010, Valve is back to the idea of Steam for Linux, thanks to its "flat" company structure that lacks a hierarchy. Following the footsteps of Steam for Mac, Valve could port some of its games to Linux, and give the client SteamPlay capability.

Sources: Phoronix, Engadget
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54 Comments on Steam for Linux Arrives "in Months"

#1
theubersmurf
by: Wrigleyvillain
One of my main sentiments exactly. Baaaaa.
You may if more development goes on under that roof.
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#2
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
i cant wait then i can move from windows.

as for steambox oh man i feel bad for you guys. still holding on to that blanket.
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#3
AphexDreamer
I don't know how I missed this. So many doors are now open.
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#4
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
One thing is for certain, I'm certainly not going to be adopting Windows 8. My computer isn't a phone. :mad: Maybe Valve feels the same way.
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