Valve's initial roll-out of their Steam client for Linux is all centered around Ubuntu. With Ubuntu having the largest market-share on the Linux desktop, Valve is focusing upon proper Ubuntu support as their first priority. In the days that the Ubuntu/Debian package has been available of the Steam Linux Beta, it's already been reported to work on other Linux distributions. Some Linux distributions have also begun to package the Steam Linux binary for their own platforms, but now there's some concerns about doing this, at least from the Arch Linux camp.
Valve is working on a new game engine following in the success of their widely-popular Source Engine that is now running nicely on Linux.
Finally... After talking much about Steam on Linux at Phoronix over the years and many people that have doubted the earlier Phoronix exclusives, Valve is rolling out the Steam Linux Beta today!
Experimental graphics driver updates will be needed on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for properly running Valve's Source Engine games through the forthcoming Linux Steam client.
As expected, a Valve engineer spoke at UDS today about their forthcoming Steam client for Linux release.
The Valve Linux survey is now live if you wish to partake in Valve's external beta testing process for their forthcoming Steam Linux client.
A software engineer from Valve will be speaking next week in Copenhagen about the Valve Linux efforts during the Ubuntu Developer Summit.
We have known about Valve's plans to make Steam more than just about gaming and beginning today you can buy some non-gaming software from the digital distribution client.
Now being into October, it's time to recap what happened in the Linux/hardware world during the month of September.
Valve's Steam Linux beta is finally arriving.
Steam Workshop is coming to Left 4 Dead 2 for better community interaction. Linux support is slated to come the middle of next month.
The GStreamer Conference 2012 videos have been uploaded for those that weren't out at this technical event recently in San Diego. The Intel Linux presentation is arguably the most interesting talk.
Valve's Steam Greenlight is beginning to list games for Linux. So far 16 games are listed for Linux on Steam Greenlight.
Valve is beginning to roll out the "Big Picture" mode today for their Steam game distribution client.
A lot of Phoronix readers have been writing in this morning with the feeling that the Steam Linux Beta is likely about to happen.
Valve is expected to have the initial Steam Linux client available in the near future along with the Left 4 Dead 2 game in some form of beta, but a full-blown Linux push by Valve Software might not happen until around February.
There were several interesting announcements this August that excited Linux enthusiasts and the open-source community at large. Here's what was most popular in August.
Canonical and Valve are warming up to each other after a recent visit to the Valve headquarters in Bellevue.
Developers at Intel's Open-Source Technology Center have made more improvements to their open-source Linux graphics driver to benefit Valve's upcoming release of their Left 4 Dead 2 game that's powered by the Source Engine natively on Linux.
The official release of Valve's much-anticipated Counter-Strike: Global Offensive title is set to happen on the 21st of August. In anticipation of the launch, Valve has released a new CS:GO trailer.
Valve's Steam Linux beta will be available fairly soon.
Here are the slides that Valve presented at SIGGRAPH LA 2012 about their Left 4 Dead 2 / Source Engine porting to Linux.
Following this morning's Here Is Valve's Source Engine Left 4 Dead 2 On Linux article, here is most of the details that were shared during yesterday's SIGGRAPH presentation about Left 4 Dead 2 running natively on Linux with OpenGL and outperforming the Windows version.
Valve's SIGGRAPH 2012 presentation last night -- about the Source Engine on Linux and their experiences with maximizing the OpenGL performance of their game engine on Linux -- was a success.
Valve officially confirmed today that their Steam distribution software will go beyond just offering games and will provide applications from "creativity to productivity" software.
Intel open-source developers continue to make changes to Mesa at the request of Valve Software's Linux team.
Valve's growing Linux team is already experiencing success in optimizing the Source Engine, and in particular their initial Left 4 Dead 2 game, for Linux. In fact, the native Linux build with the Source OpenGL renderer is faster than running the game on Windows 7 with DirectX!
Richard Stallman has commented on Valve's plans to bring their games/software to Linux. Of course, he isn't happy about more non-free software coming to Linux.
Left 4 Dead 2 running natively on Linux will be showed off in two weeks from Los Angeles.
As I said back in April, Valve's Gabe Newell really hates Windows 8.
299 Valve news articles published on Phoronix.