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She's now reportedly up and running on the AMD blob.
It all makes sense now. If you're referring to the Steam Box...
I can virtually see the case design based on parts of GLaDOS.
Btw, I wonder what this job position is actually for:
Do you like programming directly to the bare metal?
If so, as a Valve firmware engineer you will write the code that brings all kinds of new devices to life.
Your expertise in writing firmware that communicates via various protocols will let players interact with
their games in ways they’ve never experienced before. By efficiently communicating between PC and hardware,
the microcontroller code you write will be the backbone of various input and output devices.
makes me wish I was born a few years earlier, so I would be done with my ECE degree and apply.
Valve does not hire people fresh out of school, ever, aside from some very exceptional exceptions (e.g., the DigiPen grads that inspired Portal and Portal 2). You'd need to be born about 10 years earlier, have finished your degree, and then gone and made a name for yourself proving your talents, and then maybe Valve would consider even talking to you about an interview. Or have gone to DigiPen and made a truly innovative IGF-winning game while living a few blocks away from Valve's headquarters.
Simple question: if Valve employees are so eager and willing to share their supposed Linux plans with every chap who's able to peruse an e-mail client, and let them blare this information into the world, why then is there nothing official or at least semi-official? There's a big Linux thread at the Steam Users' Forums, where people are asking all the same questions. Nobody from Valve provides answers there. No renowned gaming website has picked up on this. And it's their frakkin' job to report "rumors".
If you want Steam on Linux, it's easier to take a dump on your computer than to wait for the prophecies of conspiracy theorists to become true.