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September Brought Good Valve, ARM, Linux News

Now being into October, it's time to recap what happened in the Linux/hardware world during the month of September.
2 October 2012 - Recap - 3 Comments

Valve's Steam Linux Beta Begins Next Week

Valve's Steam Linux beta is finally arriving.
27 September 2012 - Valve Linux - 87 Comments

Steam Workshop Left 4 Dead 2 Begins Mid-October

Steam Workshop is coming to Left 4 Dead 2 for better community interaction. Linux support is slated to come the middle of next month.
21 September 2012 - Steam - 10 Comments

Watch Intel Running Valve's L4D2 On Mesa Driver

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.
13 September 2012 - GStreamer Videos - 19 Comments

Steam Greenlight Begins Listing Games For Linux

Valve's Steam Greenlight is beginning to list games for Linux. So far 16 games are listed for Linux on Steam Greenlight.
12 September 2012 - Valve - 11 Comments

Valve Shows Off Steam's Big Picture

Valve is beginning to roll out the "Big Picture" mode today for their Steam game distribution client.
10 September 2012 - Big Picture - 15 Comments

Valve's Steam Linux Beta About To Drop?

A lot of Phoronix readers have been writing in this morning with the feeling that the Steam Linux Beta is likely about to happen.
6 September 2012 - Valve Steam Beta - 52 Comments

Valve's Full Linux Push Talked About For February

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.
1 September 2012 - February 2013 - 41 Comments

What Excited Linux Enthusiasts In August: Apple, Valve

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.
31 August 2012 - Recap - 12 Comments

Canonical Recently Visited Valve To Talk About Ubuntu

Canonical and Valve are warming up to each other after a recent visit to the Valve headquarters in Bellevue.
30 August 2012 - Ubuntu-Valve? - 33 Comments

Intel Makes More Driver Improvements For Valve's L4D2

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.
26 August 2012 - Source Engine - 18 Comments

Valve Releases New CS: Global Offensive Trailer

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.
18 August 2012 - CS: GO - 52 Comments

Valve's Steam Linux Beta: "Fairly Soon"

Valve's Steam Linux beta will be available fairly soon.
17 August 2012 - Yep, Soon - 38 Comments

Valve's L4D2 Linux Presentation Slides

Here are the slides that Valve presented at SIGGRAPH LA 2012 about their Left 4 Dead 2 / Source Engine porting to Linux.
12 August 2012 - Available - 39 Comments

How Valve Made L4D2 Faster On Linux Than Windows

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.
9 August 2012 - Details - 103 Comments

Here Is Valve's Source Engine Left 4 Dead 2 On Linux

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.
9 August 2012 - Valve - 27 Comments

Valve Announces Steam Goes Beyond Gaming

Valve officially confirmed today that their Steam distribution software will go beyond just offering games and will provide applications from "creativity to productivity" software.
8 August 2012 - Anything - 31 Comments

Intel Continues With Mesa Changes For Valve

Intel open-source developers continue to make changes to Mesa at the request of Valve Software's Linux team.
7 August 2012 - Intel Driver Changes - 22 Comments

Valve's L4D2 Is Faster On Linux Than Windows

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!
1 August 2012 - Optimizations - 184 Comments

Richard Stallman Comments On Valve For Linux

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.
29 July 2012 - RMS Comments - 123 Comments

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