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  • It's also possible that the Linux guy's busy with aiding the Source succesor _right now_
    it's possible Gnu/linux make me a sandwich

    Sorry but NOW, no plan for a Steam Gnu/linux client !

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    • Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
      No, Valve is saying that they are not working on it _right now_. It's also possible that the Linux guy's busy with aiding the Source succesor _right now_. Remember that these guys are under a NDA. They wouldn't be posting job offers for Linux _game_ porting if they had no intention of doing so.

      Wishful thinking versus logic.
      Wishful thinking versus logic, indeed. How could wishful thinking ever apply to a scepticist? The wishful thinking is that a Linux client is coming. Logic dictates that it isn't. Maybe they'll start porting when Linux gets to 2% market share. According to my aggregated statistics, that should take about 3 to 5 years.

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      • Wishful thinking of a sceptic would be: It isn't going to come. Then: this right here must prove it!

        Wishful thinking is also: I want that Steam would be ported: this must prove it!

        Logical thinking:
        -job offers for linux game porting.
        -Linux client appearing on FTP.
        -Michael saying he has got inside confirmation.
        -Linux files apearing in the Steam client, while the server binary is a completely seperate download.
        No what's it gonna be, punk? Facts are facts. Those guys are under an NDA so they were not going disclosing anything to anyone, _anyway_.

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        • -job offers for linux game porting.
          probably game server only

          -Linux client appearing on FTP
          i think it's fake

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          • Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
            Wishful thinking of a sceptic would be: It isn't going to come. Then: this right here must prove it!

            Wishful thinking is also: I want that Steam would be ported: this must prove it!

            Logical thinking:
            -job offers for linux game porting.
            -Linux client appearing on FTP.
            -Michael saying he has got inside confirmation.
            -Linux files apearing in the Steam client, while the server binary is a completely seperate download.
            No what's it gonna be, punk? Facts are facts. Those guys are under an NDA so they were not going disclosing anything to anyone, _anyway_.
            So a Valve developer was excited about Webkit, and hacked together an incomplete Linux version. This developer then said to Michael: "Hey I'm running Steam on Linux!" Then the client leaks. Then the management people get all these questions about some Linux client and they say "hey, we don't have any plans, Linux is way too small at the moment". They could be lying, but as plausible scenarios go, this one is very.

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            • So, is it official yet?

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              • So are they ever going to man up and admit they never got any offical word about steam coming to linux?

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                • Originally posted by Remco View Post
                  So a Valve developer was excited about Webkit, and hacked together an incomplete Linux version. This developer then said to Michael: "Hey I'm running Steam on Linux!" Then the client leaks. Then the management people get all these questions about some Linux client and they say "hey, we don't have any plans, Linux is way too small at the moment". They could be lying, but as plausible scenarios go, this one is very.
                  This is the worst form of jumping to conclusions, especialy because Webkit is totaly cross platform, in case you never took notice. And porting to Linux just to implement Webkit to see how it handles? C'mon! You've got to admit that sounds as probable as an alien WTC conspiracy theory...

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                  • Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
                    So, is it official yet?
                    Has it officialy been debunked, yet?

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                    • Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                      Has it officialy been debunked, yet?
                      There you go :
                      http://www.gamesindustry.biz/article...terview?page=2

                      "Q: Final question, and one I'm sure you're not super-keen to answer, but I promised one of our tech guys I'd ask it. What truth is there to rumours that you're also working on a Linux version of Steam?

                      Doug Lombardi: There's no Linux version that we're working on right now. ..."

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                      • Originally posted by sgRevan View Post
                        There you go :
                        http://www.gamesindustry.biz/article...terview?page=2

                        "Q: Final question, and one I'm sure you're not super-keen to answer, but I promised one of our tech guys I'd ask it. What truth is there to rumours that you're also working on a Linux version of Steam?

                        Doug Lombardi: There's no Linux version that we're working on right now. ..."
                        That doesn't really prove anything one way or another. That is what he would have to reply whether or not they were working on a linux port.

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                        • This thread is getting sillier and sillier.

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                          • Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
                            This thread is getting sillier and sillier.
                            I'm not expecting a direct answer, but I just mailed Valve and asked them if they would debunk that they have any serious intention of porting over to Linux in order to clear up some possible confusion.

                            Let's see if they will actually deny

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                            • Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
                              This thread is getting sillier and sillier.
                              Well, some people don't want their hopes and dreams crushed by the cold hard weight of reality.

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                              • Doug is one of Valve heads. I doubt he even had a NDA.

                                What sort of proof do you need? A video showing Gabe trampling on a Tux plush?

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