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Phoronix has started reporting that Steam is coming to Linux since 2010, and many didn't believe it but now it finally seems real because in a new post, Michael Larabel from Phoronix has posted some images with Steam running natively on Linux:

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Left 4 Dead 2 running natively on Ubuntu
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According to the article, Valve isn't only porting Steam to Linux, but also the Source Engine game engine and the Left 4 Dead 2 game:

Right now the game they have been working on the most for their Linux client is Left 4 Dead 2. Why L4D2? Basically because it is a stable code-base to do for their initial porting. They have plans to bring their other titles to Linux as well as lobby other game developers using Steam and the Source Engine to bring their games to Linux -- natively. They are not using the Wine library or anything in terms of their native Linux Steam/Source engine work.

Unfortunately, it's not yet known when Valve plans make the first Steam for Linux release, but it seems it's not too far.

Update: Steam For Linux Now Available To All Users


image / info via Phoronix
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