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New Steam Client

The promised new version 1.0 of the Steam client has been released. The non-beta version of the broadband content delivery/DRM system can be downloaded from 3D Downloads, 3D Gamers, Boomtown (registration required), Computer Games Online, FileRush (Bit Torrent), Gamer's Hell, Games Fusion,, Loadedinc (registration required), and Worthplaying. While fears have been expressed that Valve is tracking Kazaa shenanigans and such with SpyWare (thanks Cletus), the last post on this forum thread (thanks Frans) clarifies that this is an unanticipated glitch on FAT32 hard drives from software that was only tested on NTFS systems, and no SpyWare is involved (so your Justin and Kelly obsession will remain your secret).

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80. Re: Having never gone through the beta... Sep 14, 2003, 04:05 John Nelson
Uh, one thing that worries me though, why has my HD been chattering for a solid 15 minutes so far when I started it up this AM? Maybe Steam is telling me I need to defrag the HD. I'm growing to appreciate how Steam makes more and more decisions for me without me having to worry my pretty little head about it.

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