Happy Second Birthday To The Steam Linux Client

Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 6 November 2014 at 08:28 AM EST. 16 Comments
It was on this day two years ago that the Steam Linux client went into beta following the many exclusive Steam Linux stories and after being over at Valve's headquarters to learn about their ambitious Linux plans.

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Steam on Linux has come a long way since then and the Debian-based SteamOS continues to come along nicely while we're still waiting to see the arrival of Steam Machines.

At the time of writing this morning there's Linux listings for 1,435 entries on Steam.

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What's been your favorite Steam on Linux title over the past two years? Or are you not a gamer but someone just appreciative of Valve's funding of work on Linux hardware drivers and other indirect benefits to the ecosystem? Whatever it is, this is only the beginning and look for even more great stuff out of Valve going forward for Linux users!

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