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  • #46
    Originally posted by Kamikaze View Post
    So you've got some places saying Steam for Linux in Feb 2013, Phoronix who have said "beta by Ocktoberfest" (i.e. anytime now) with full push by Feb. Valve themselves who have now said Steam workshop in mid-Oct 2012.

    The times for the beta generally seem to line up based on what we've seen on the CDR, and Phoronix also said a "Linux push by Feb" which is also what zdnet reported. The only outlier is basically the L4D2 steam workshop mention for Linux in mid-Oct... This doesn't exclude a beta earlier though, so based on that post you can guess by mid-Oct we should definitely have something.

    All this said, Valve time basically makes it impossible to pin it down for sure.
    You'd be better off taking valves word for it rather than phoronix or zdnet I'd guess. I suspect the beta (or even maybe the full release) is going to land sometime soon. The "full push" _may_ be refering to the client leaving beta, but it could also just be refering to the amount of games you're going to be seeing on the platform growing substantially. We don't really know the context of those comments.

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    • #47
      Oct lines up with what I thought once this was confirmed and especially around the reason - vitriol thrown at Ms over win8

      win8 is due to be released in oct

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      • #48
        October appears official:

        "Things have been going well. We will be having an internal beta starting next week, and a private external beta for 1,000 users sometime in October."

        http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/linux...-than-never-3/

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        • #49
          The software developers that created their Linux ports for the Humble Indie Bundle 6 have been pushing Valve to release Steam for Linux.
          http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comment...hlight/c6dtann

          I have hope for an October release / alpha preview of Steam on Linux. /crosses fingers.

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          • #50
            I'm pretty confident I can get whatever they release working on my gentoo box

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Marc55Mo View Post
              I'm pretty confident I can get whatever they release working on my gentoo box
              No reason you shouldn't


              Now the question is... I suspect the initial 1000 have already been chosen, so when will a more open-beta of steam occur *IF* feb is the official release?

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Naib View Post
                Now the question is... I suspect the initial 1000 have already been chosen, so when will a more open-beta of steam occur *IF* feb is the official release?
                "We will be using a sign up page for the external beta."

                So... not already chosen

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                • #53
                  Fail!

                  Originally posted by Naib View Post
                  No reason you shouldn't
                  You, sir, just won the Turing-Test!

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