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Valve Ships An AMD Preview Driver For SteamOS

For those AMD Radeon customers disappointed by the buggy and poor performance of the Catalyst Linux graphics driver with Steam games, Valve has released a preview driver via their SteamOS repository. This AMD Catalyst preview driver for Linux hasn't been made available elsewhere.
8 January 2014 - SteamOS - 64 Comments

Valve Already Has A Dozen Steam Machine Partners

Valve has announced their first 12 partners that intend to bring Steam Machines to the marketplace this year.
6 January 2014 - Valve Steam Machines - 8 Comments

Steam Linux Usage Still Roughly Around 1%

At the start of every month one of our rituals is always checking in on Valve's Steam Software/Hardware Survey to see their Linux statistics for the month prior. Let's see how Steam Linux usage was in December with the arrival of SteamOS...
1 January 2014 - Steam Linux Usage - 64 Comments

Valve's Giving Away L4D2 As A Christmas Present

While ardent Linux gamers have likely already heard and own a copy, for those that didn't hear yet Valve's latest kindness, the Linux-friendly entertainment company is giving away their very popular Left 4 Dead 2 game today and tomorrow as a Christmas present to gamers.
25 December 2013 - Left 4 Dead 2 - 25 Comments

Valve Releases New SteamOS Beta With Updated Drivers

Just one week after doing the first public beta release of SteamOS, Valve Software has released the second beta public ISO image. This new release has various package updates and fixes, including graphics driver work.
21 December 2013 - SteamOS Update - 12 Comments

Sabayon 14.01 Has Updates, Steam Big Picture Mode

The Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux distribution is out with a new release, 14.01. This Sabayon release makes it easier to use Steam Big Picture Mode for Linux gaming if you're not after SteamOS.
21 December 2013 - Sabayon Linux - 5 Comments

Valve Adds Steamworks API For Their New Controller

Valve added the Steamworks API support yesterday for handling their new Steam Machines controller inside new games.
18 December 2013 - API Support - 9 Comments

The Steam Controller Works "Out Of The Box" On Linux

Valve's initial Steam Controller prototype for use with the Steam Machines Linux-based game console will also work "out of the box" on other Linux distributions.
14 December 2013 - Steam Controller - 17 Comments

Valve Set To Debut SteamOS Linux Today

If all goes according to plan, Valve will be making publicly available their Linux-based SteamOS platform in a matter of hours.
13 December 2013 - SteamOS - 15 Comments

Steam Machines Ship Friday, SteamOS Images Coming

Valve has just revealed their first 300 beta units of Steam Machines and their Steam Controllers are shipping this week, Friday the 13th. Also available at this time will be the first public SteamOS images!
11 December 2013 - SteamOS, Steam Machines - 24 Comments

Valve's Steam Greenlights Another Open-Source Game

Another open-source game has been "Greenlit" via Steam that does support Linux and seems to have quite a following in the Japanese community.
4 December 2013 - Narcissu - 10 Comments

Valve Joins The Linux Foundation

Valve's love for Linux continues... Their latest sign of the game company's compassion for the open-source operating system is by joining the Linux Foundation.
4 December 2013 - Valve On Linux - 47 Comments

Steam Client Update Sends Down Lots Of Changes

Valve pushed out a Steam client update for all platforms this week and includes a number of Linux improvements and more work on their Big Picture mode ahead of the public SteamOS debut next month.
4 December 2013 - Valve Steam Linux - 13 Comments

Reported Steam Linux Use Still Right Around 1.0%

With the start of a new month comes some new numbers out of Valve as part of their Steam hardware/software survey.
2 December 2013 - Steam Linux Use - 66 Comments

iBuyPower Launching An AMD-Based Steam Machine

Word has now gotten out that iBuyPower is planning to introduce their own Steam Machines device next year that is powered by the Linux-based SteamOS and will be using an AMD processor and AMD graphics.
26 November 2013 - iBuyPower Linux Steam Box - 39 Comments

Valve Pushes Down Another Big Dota 2 Linux Update

Besides shipping a large Team Fortress 2 update for Linux gamers this weekend, Valve also released another Dota 2 update on Friday.
23 November 2013 - Dota 2 - 7 Comments

Valve Pushes Out Large Team Fortress 2 Update

For those interested in some updated Team Fortress 2 gaming this weekend, Valve has updated the popular free-to-play title.
23 November 2013 - TF2 Gaming - 7 Comments

Valve Linux Client Sees Some More Improvements

Besides the recent Steam update beginning to land SteamOS changes, the one year and one week old Steam Linux client saw some more improvements this week.
13 November 2013 - Valve Linux - 5 Comments

Valve Begins Landing SteamOS Changes In Steam Client

Valve has begun pushing Steam Big Picture changes for SteamOS into their public Steam client, but hidden behind a command-line argument.
11 November 2013 - SteamOS - 44 Comments

Happy Birthday To The Steam Linux Client

It was one year ago today that Valve first made available the Steam Linux beta! While Phoronix was exclusively covering Valve's Linux developments in the months prior, it was on 6 November 2012 that Valve began rolling out the Steam Linux beta to selected participants.
6 November 2013 - Steam Linux - 23 Comments

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