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Steam to drop on Linux in near future?

by Mike
Posted May 4th, 2010 at 6:33 am

For gamers on Windows who are tired of keeping track of physical discs, digital distribution is where it’s at. Seeing as how Games For Windows Live pretty much sucks, that leaves Steam as the only legitimate source. In my experiences, I’ve been fairly impressed with Steam’s selection as well as daily deals and weekly specials. Last week Steam for Mac was unveiled telling tales of gaming goodness soon coming to OS X. The last piece of the puzzle — Linux — is aching for it’s turn.

So far, there hasn’t been any “official” announcement as to whether Steam is coming to or even in development for Linux. A new leaked screenshot showing some not-so-secret Steam binaries clearly show Steam working on Linux. Mind you, games aren’t actually able to be launched within the open source OS. Still, the fact that it’s possible and appears (through constantly updated binaries) that behind the scenes work is being done on Linux is a very good thing.

I don’t use Linux too much. You know, here or there to tinker with. If Steam comes out for Linux however, it may give me another reason to stay a little longer. Any Linux users out there feeling a suddenly piqued interest?

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  • wayne
    May 4, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Games are the only thing I keep windows around for, so for me this would be a godsend!

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