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Those Digging Into Steam On Linux Make More Progress

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Published on 08 May 2010 09:42 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve
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If you're not already aware, Valve's Steam client and Source Engine are coming to Linux. It's something we have been talking about for weeks now along with those in the Phoronix community via our forums and IRC. If you're not up-to-date on our coverage, read Investigating The Steam Linux Client Continues and Here's The First Screenshot Of The Linux Steam Client. However, if you are up to speed, here is the newest screenshot exhibiting the latest progress to the Steam Linux client.

Those Digging Into Steam On Linux Make More Progress


That's right, it is indeed Steam's main client window being run natively on Linux (under Ubuntu in a virtual machine to be precise). A week ago a few Phoronix readers managed to manipulate the unreleased Steam Linux client to get to the point of loading the Steam log-in window. After some Valve updates to the client and more work by those community members, they have made more progress and are now hitting the actual main area of the Steam client -- albeit there are still problems with the fonts and other media assets loading.

Hopefully not too far out there will be the official Linux support announcement by Valve for Steam and the Source Engine on Linux, which will truly revolutionize and bolster the Linux gaming scene.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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