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Steam for Linux Made Public
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few months, Steam has been porting its client over to GNU/Linux, a free and open source operating system, with the help of a closed beta program. Until now, only a few thousand users were allowed to participate, but today Steam has opened the client publicly. Currently there are only a handful of games available on the client, as they have to be ported to the operating system to work. Some of those games include Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Killing Floor, and Valve’s own Team Fortress 2. Along with the public release, Steam claims they will now be tracking bugs via GitHub. A download for the Steam for Linux Beta client can be found here, and more information on the release can be found here.
Pictured above is the Steam for Linux client. I’m currently installing Amnesia: The Dark Descent and will be testing it once it has finished. I’m testing the client on Linux Mint 13 (Maya) and it is working without issue, so far. First image is the main client, the bottom image is Steams “Big Picture”. Very, very exciting stuff. And I can guarantee once all my favorites like Killing Floor get ported over, I won’t be using Windows very much ever again.
Steam for Linux limited beta has arrived!
The Valve Linux team is proud to announce the launch of a limited access beta for its new Steam for Linux client.
The Steam for Linux Beta client supports the free-to-play game Team Fortress 2. Approximately two dozen additional Steam titles are now also available for play on Ubuntu. Additionally, the Steam for Linux Beta client includes Big Picture, the mode of Steam designed for use with a TV and controller, also currently in beta.
For the latest news and discussion, come on over to the Steam for Linux group discussion.
Left 4 Dead 2 Will be Valve’s First Official Linux Game
The Humble Bundle for Android! (And Windows, Mac, and Linux!)
Pay whatever you want to get four excellent games for Android mobile devices, as well as any Windows, Mac, and Linux computers you have: Anomaly: Warzone Earth, Osmos, and EDGE. Customers who pay more than the average will also receive World of Goo, an indie classic and an Android delight!
Head on over to their website to pick up this treat!
Looking closely at a Valve job opening, it looks like they are trying to find people with knowledge of Linux. If this is true, it’s great news for many Linux users. No more WINE or dual booting! Of course not all Steam games will be ported, but it’s a step forward for Linux.