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Steam Linux Plans

Steam’d Penguins on the Valve Website has new details on Valve's progress in adding Linux support to Steam and their games. Here's word on their progress on a Linux Steam client and a Linux edition of Left 4 Dead 2:

The goal of the Steam client project is a fully-featured Steam client running on Ubuntu 12.04. We’ve made good progress this year and now have the Steam client running on Ubuntu with all major features available. We’re still giving attention and effort to minor features but it’s a good experience at the moment. In the near future, we will be setting up an internal beta focusing on the auto-update experience and compatibility testing.

Since the Steam client isn’t much without a game, we’re also porting L4D2 to Ubuntu. This tests the game-related features of the Steam client, in addition to L4D2 gameplay on Ubuntu. Over the last few months, excellent progress has been made on several fronts and it now runs natively on Ubuntu 12.04. We’re working hard to improve the performance and have made good progress (more on that in a future post). Our goal is to have L4D2 performing under Linux as well as it performs under Windows.

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64. Re: RE: Follow up Jul 18, 2012, 09:41 Verno
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jul 18, 2012, 06:55:
Sepharo wrote on Jul 17, 2012, 20:08:
I'm picturing the part in infomercials where the scene goes black and white and the person is shown to be incapable of doing simple things.
I'm pretty sure he thinks we're all like this.

Haha you've obviously never worked in a big company or done any significant IT work with the public. I've got news for you, the average user is pretty much that person. In fact most people don't have his patience. There's a reason Mac devices are becoming so successful and it's not just the Apple catchet. Just looking up your favorite game on PC forums can be infuriating at times because the forums are filled with people like that who need support or don't understand something.
 
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