Over the weekend an email was sent in by a Phoronix reader, Joe Davinson, about an email exchange he had with Gabe Newell of Valve. Below is the email screenshot where he says "Yes" to "Will the Linux version of the Steam client be released to the public before the end of this year?"
from the E3 Expo?
If you missed the earlier exclusive Phoronix coverage of Valve games and their distribution client coming to Linux, see: Valve's Gabe Newell Talks Linux Steam Client, Source Engine, A Video Of The Source Engine On Ubuntu Linux, and A Special Linux Delivery At Valve Software. If you missed it, they're also still trying to recruit highly-skilled Linux developers.