1. Post #1
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    January 2005
    1,590 Posts
    Here's an article written by a dude who was brought in to fix some bugs, previewing official Linux support for Steam and Source.

    In case that site's down (it's currently suffering on my end), here's a quick summary: They're currently focusing on Left 4 Dead 2, because it's a stable codebase. More Valve games will come soon. They're doing entirely native ports, no Wine or other emulation wrappers. The release date is "not too far out", but it'll likely be as a public beta limited to just L4D2. While his exact words weren't published, Gabe's apparently surprisingly enthusiastic about the OS and extremely negative about Windows 8... Interesting times, huh?

    There's also some photos of L4D2 running natively in Ubuntu. Here's one of them!
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  2. Post #2
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    November 2008
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    Finally I'll be able to move away from this stupid Windows?
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  3. Post #3
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    July 2007
    2,903 Posts
    Holy shit, time to get a Linux distro.
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  4. Post #4
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    July 2011
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    Finally I'll be able to move away from this stupid Windows?
    Will you!?

    Wonder if they're gonna show this off in their private E3 booth.

  5. Post #5
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    December 2007
    2,251 Posts
    Are earbuds included?

    Jokes aside, it's cool that Steam develops IMO.
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  6. Post #6
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    November 2007
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    If they get a stable SDK release along with it I will have no reason to not make my move to Linux, except maybe that there's no decent Modelling tool for linux but Blender, which isn't that great

  7. Post #7
    Ask about my EBOLA fetish
    GameDev's Avatar
    February 2010
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    Are earbuds included?

    Jokes aside, it's cool that Steam develops IMO.
    penguin hat
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    July 2011
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    Penguin messenger bag for the Scout.

  9. Post #9
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    October 2010
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    Thank god, soon I can move over to Linux.

  10. Post #10
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    ferdam's Avatar
    June 2005
    2,085 Posts
    That's nice, I've been waiting for this since they announced Steam for OSX.

  11. Post #11
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    January 2012
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    That's nothing... You will see what else is coming at E3. The biggest steam update. Lots of features for TVs, Pcs.
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  12. Post #12
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    January 2006
    1,042 Posts
    FINALLY!

    Although this won't make me move over to Linux. So many good games that still require Windows to run.
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    January 2012
    32 Posts
    This will make me use Linux instead, hopefully they'll add Dota 2 on release :)
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  14. Post #14
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    August 2009
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    This might make me actually use Linux on my desktop now. I already use it on my laptop, but that doesn't exactly do much gaming.

  15. Post #15
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    November 2008
    215 Posts
    Will you!?

    Wonder if they're gonna show this off in their private E3 booth.
    Indeed I will, I don't do much gaming as I used to, mostly, I stick around Source Engine games.

  16. Post #16
    Andrew McWatters
    Dennab
    March 2011
    4,658 Posts
    This is great, but I don't see them pushing these assets out to source developers, which is really disappointing.

    It's going to be another year of fantastic developments at Valve that people like me will never get to utilize. It's been several years since any significant update for the SDK, and it's starting to irritate me severely.
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  17. Post #17
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    April 2011
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    Just think on all those Humble Bundle games with Linux support right on launch on Steam. Sweet.
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  18. Post #18
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    November 2011
    1,105 Posts
    I am happy for Linux users because they can play their favorite games on their favorite operating system. Hooray for Linux users!
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  19. Post #19
    I am no one's bitch now! AHAHA!
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    October 2008
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    This is great!
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