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Linux Steam External Beta Plans

The Valve Linux Blog announces they will begin internally testing Steam for Linux next week, and will begin admitting external testers next month, saying: "Things have been going well. We will be having an internal beta starting next week, and a private external beta for 1,000 users sometime in October." Here's word on where they are with this:

The private external beta will include:

  • Steam
  • One Valve game
  • Support for Ubuntu 12.04 and above

It will not yet include:

  • Big Picture mode
  • Additional Valve games

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10. Re: Linux Steam Eternal Beta Plans Sep 27, 2012, 16:46 Beelzebud
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 27, 2012, 16:06:
It's even funnier that it only supports Ubuntu 12.04+ imo. Other distros are probably not amused

It's sensible for getting things running. They know exactly what libraries Ubuntu is using, and it gives them a target that isn't constantly moving. People on distros like Arch, which update every day, will make do, they like tinkering with things.

I know one of the main contributors to Slackware has said he'll make sure Steam runs on Slackware. I think reasonable people see the logic in how Valve are doing this.
 
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