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No Linux Steam - Really

The vocal Linux community has been asking Valve for a Linux native Steam client for some time now, but Valve has stated this was not to be, saying simply in their FAQ: "The Steam Client is strictly a Windows application, and there are no current plans to create a native Linux Steam Client at this time." Perhaps inspired by the hope provided by "no current plans" and "at this time," Linux fans have continued inquiring about this, leading to a post on the Steam Users Forums that says Valve's stance on this issue has been stated repeatedly, and "The next person who posts a new thread on this issue will be banned." This has inspired a heated discussion on Digg (thanks Ant) that seems pretty well divided between those who feel this is a disservice to the community, and those who are more sympathetic to Valve's position. Many posts repeat the salient point that a native Linux Steam client will not do anything to help Windows games run under Linux without emulation anyway.

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41. oye.. Jul 21, 2007, 08:25 Trashy
 
My main system is Linux and been running Linux exclusively for close to 3 years now. I do get to play a good share of games native games and with Cedega/Wine, although recently mostly WoW damn addictive MMOs. Well anyways Steam does run fine with Cedega and I can get all the Half-Life engined games and HL2 and CS:Source working fine, but I had to finally dual boot a few weeks ago because I wanted to try Titan Quest which doesn't work at all with Cedega or Wine. I'm actually getting better frame rates in WoW in Linux than Windows had to drop my AA down to 4x to match my Linux frame rate.

I'm tired and will continue to ramble on...

 
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