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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
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
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
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 added the Steamworks API support yesterday for handling their new Steam Machines controller inside new games.
18 December 2013 - API Support - 9 Comments
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
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
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
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'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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
We knew it was coming and today it finally is publicly available... Metro: Last Light is available for Linux gamers via Valve's Steam client.
4 November 2013 - Metro: Last Light - 74 Comments
Valve has begun showing off their Steam Machines Linux-based gaming console prototypes.
4 November 2013 - Valve Prototype - 25 Comments
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